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    BusinessClass is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Chrome Wheel Delamination

    Has anyone seen this before? I washed my car for this first time today and noticed this. I only use Adams Green Wheel Cleaner for cleaning wheels on my car and I know that product didn't do this.

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    Are those chrome, or polished?

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    I have the same wheels, they are clear coated with lacquer. It looks like something oxidized yours. No idea what could have done this. Try a light rubbing compound and see if that helps.

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    I'd start with something lighter than rubbing compound. You don't want to rub through the clear on the edges. Try a polish (polish, not wax) first.

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    Re: Chrome Wheel Delamination

    If those are factory processed rims, then they are polished and cleared.
    How long was the wheel cleaner left on?
    Is there any possibility that that section was at the top when applying
    the cleaner and that it was not rinsed well enough?

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    Re: Chrome Wheel Delamination

    It's taken care of. The dealer replaced the wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BusinessClass
    It's taken care of. The dealer replaced the wheel.
    Sweet. Now, how to keep it from reoccurring.

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    Re: Chrome Wheel Delamination

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Wells View Post
    If those are factory processed rims, then they are polished and cleared.
    How long was the wheel cleaner left on?
    Is there any possibility that that section was at the top when applying
    the cleaner and that it was not rinsed well enough?
    I am 99% positive that the Adams green wheel cleaner would not damage the wheel even if I left it on for days. It's water based and although expensive, it's a great product.


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