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Old 02-12-2017, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default Best way to clean years of brake dust of hub caps

Got a wild hair up my arse to clean up my 240 plastic wheel hubcaps. They have like years and years of brown colored rusted brake dust. Anyway to get this off? Oven cleaner worked good on the rims themselves, but not sure about covers.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:23 PM   #2
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Oven cleaner worked good on the rims themselves, but not sure about covers.
That's exactly what I used on the plastic covers. Seemed to work well. At least it didn't melt them. Did it in the laundry tub.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:16 PM   #5
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see: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...ing+240+wheels
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:11 PM   #6
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My brother suggested Mean Green. Mean Green is sold at many Dollar Stores.
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:14 PM   #7
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Nothing I tried would eat through the baked on brake dust, nothing.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:38 AM   #8
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That detergent looks like it did the job, will look for some.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:50 AM   #9
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I need to buy some more. Picked up a 240 GL with guess what, Coronas wheels. Gonna need the "600" treatment.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:04 PM   #10
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Clean them as well as you can while sanding or scraping to remove any rough areas.

Paint them with a quality gloss Aluminum spray paint (rattle can).
1 can will do a lot of hub caps.

Then replace the center emblems with new ones.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-x-56mm-Car...NXieQx&vxp=mtr

This works well
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:31 PM   #11
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Let your car wear it's 300k+ miles worth of brake dust like a badge of honor.
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