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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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overspray on chrome rims

I got my car back from 5 star, they were painting my car and bastards put over spray on my rims. Anybody know how to get that crap off without damaging the finish, they are chrome

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 02:55 PM
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uhhhhh...

take it back and have them fix it?? what do i win?

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I'd make them buy me new ones.

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Ive used paint thinner on trim pieces, cleaned up ok, but dont try that on your rims just yet...
Hopefully someone else has some advice.
But definantly take the car back up there and try to get them to take care of it first.

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I'd do sandpaper but thats just because I'm stupid.... Try MEK (Methal Ethal Keatone) Not spelled right I'm sure but thatstuff cleans up everything.
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When I worked at the bodyshop we used overspray clay. I think you can even get it at wal-mart. If not the parts house should have em. They take it off everything. Hope that helps.

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take it back and have them fix it?? what do i win?

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Hell yeah, take it back and tell 5 star you need new wheels ASAP. that is crap....I guess 5 star did not know to cover the wheels before spraying.
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thanks for the replies guys....Im taking it back first thing in the morning monday.
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Use steel wool. It comes off easy if its not very thick.

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Use steel wool. It comes off easy if its not very thick.
On chrome wheels??? I wouldn't.
post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 08:56 PM
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I would use a aluminum, or chrome wheel polish, that should get it off.

I had a set of 01 cobra wheels that had clear overspray all over them. I used this blue stuff, cant remember the name, but it is wheel polish. With a little elbow grease it got it all off.
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ask 5 star first.
then try metal polish followed by very good wax like zaino/tropicare/ibiz
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I wouldn't try taking it off myself.

1. They will claim that you messed up the wheel worse then it was and not do anything about it.

2. New wheels are pimp

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do you know what kind of paint? water base if so boil some hot water and start scrubbin them and if it aint workin let me know
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On chrome wheels??? I wouldn't.
Apparently you have never tried it. Works like a champ and takes no time at all. I have used steel wool on chrome with overspray on it and just to clean up the appearance of older chrome.


To the guy w/ overspray, steel wool your rims, it will take about 15 mins and you be done with it and they will look great.

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Apparently you have never tried it. Works like a champ and takes no time at all. I have used steel wool on chrome with overspray on it and just to clean up the appearance of older chrome
You're right. I've never tried it because steel wool (coarse as hell) and chrome (smooth and shiney) just don't seem to mix in my mind.
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You're right. I've never tried it because steel wool (coarse as hell) and chrome (smooth and shiney) just don't seem to mix in my mind.
You are right and wrong Kenny, you can use steel wool to clean paint overspray, but only triple 000 or finer (0000- 00000), nothing course'er or it will scratch the chrome. We use it all the time, the 000 steel wool will also strip away any rust on chrome'ed steel, it works very well I might add. BTW this will also clean glass of any hard water or acid rain stains.

Clean the all the area's with overspray and then clean with any type of glass cleaner gives the very best results, following it up with any type of car wax will also help protect the chrome...'H
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You're right. I've never tried it because steel wool (coarse as hell) and chrome (smooth and shiney) just don't seem to mix in my mind.
I would think the same thing if I didn't already know better, but trust me it works great. I alway have steel wool in my tool box specifically for chrome or glass. I use steel wool on any chrome that I have on my car, keeps it looking brand new, especially chrome rims.



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BTW this will also clean glass of any hard water or acid rain stains.
Yup. And it also work well to get tree sap and stuff like that of your glass.

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Oh and BTW, do not and I repeat DO NOT use steel wool and any aluminum, especially polished aluminum or you will be scccrreeeeewwwweeeedddd. It will scratch the hell out of it.

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ill take it back to the dealership. It didnt occur to me to check the rims for overspray when i picked it up. It was dirty anyways.

If they dont do anything, ill try you guys suggestions. I tried chrome polish and didnt work, got some off. Then i started using my fingernail and kinda worked, but then i ran out of nail
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Id flitz it...lol.j/k im not to sure what to do my mom had some black overspray on her duces and we couldnt get that shit off.but good luck
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I had this same problem after getting my truck back. I bought some Blue Coral metal polish and went to town. It got it all off with just a little elbow grease. This first pic was also about a year's worth of road grime with over spray over that.

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dam..that nice
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