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    mzacherl is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Stains on my rims!? I hope not!

    Well I've had my Catera for about a year and when I got it the rims were perfect, shiny, new and life was good. but now ive noticed that there is some grouse looking water stain on my rims that i have no idea why they are there or what its from. Ive cleaned the hell out of them, and my car never stays that dirty (even while i live off a dirt road). I tried polishing them, but i think the polish was really old and now that i think about it didn't look to healthy.

    So does anybody know what this is and why it wont go away. And of course how to get rid of it.
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    Re: Stains on my rims!? I hope not!

    I use Never Dull. It's the best for rust/stains/grime/etc...

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    Re: Stains on my rims!? I hope not!

    Quote Originally Posted by mzacherl View Post
    Well I've had my Catera for about a year and when I got it the rims were perfect, shiny, new and life was good. but now ive noticed that there is some grouse looking water stain on my rims that i have no idea why they are there or what its from. Ive cleaned the hell out of them, and my car never stays that dirty (even while i live off a dirt road). I tried polishing them, but i think the polish was really old and now that i think about it didn't look to healthy.

    So does anybody know what this is and why it wont go away. And of course how to get rid of it.
    I disagree with a small portion of what you wrote. I think those might not be water stains. My take is it's possible you drove through something caustic - at least vis a vis aluminum.

    AL is easily stained. If you can get your rims shiny again, I would immediately apply a clear protective coating if you can locate something you think might do the job.

    More and more out there on the road today there is stuff, liquid stuff, which is harmful to our cars. It is indistinguishable from water as you are driving along. I, too, have driven through this s--- and it is annoying beyong words - and extremely tough to erradicate.

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