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    How to get rid of soapscum after deanodizing wheels

    i just de-anodized my wheels (1 gold and 1 black deep V, using heavy duty oven cleaner) - now they are down to the bare metal color but have splatters of what looks like dried soap scum (obviously isnt, but it's that psoriasis looking bubble residue stuff).

    How do i get rid of the soap-scum-like stuff before i start polishing it? Should i just re-deanodize again with my oven cleaner?

    Thanks


    p.s.

    I had 3 applications of oven cleaner, rinse, reapply, wait 20 minutes.
    -tried removing the scum-like stuff with a some scotchbrite pads as well as 1000 grit sandpaper

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    sand it down a bit or try steel wool i use this to polish/clean rims...if your goonna sand use a fine grit.
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    Do you live where there's hard water? If you're outside or in a garage rinsing your rims with a hose, it may not be affected by the softener. Cold water and/or certain taps may not be connected to the softener.

    Try some really hot water with a handful of salt dissolved in it. Just make sure you rinse the salty water away b/c that will corrode bare aluminum alloy.
    Last edited by garage sale GT; 06-17-09 at 10:00 AM.

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