: Chrome Wheel Delamination



BusinessClass
07-21-13, 07:14 PM
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.

MoistCabbage
07-21-13, 07:20 PM
Are those chrome, or polished?

RGaret
07-21-13, 07:31 PM
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.

MoistCabbage
07-21-13, 07:34 PM
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.

Gary Wells
07-22-13, 10:15 AM
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?

BusinessClass
07-22-13, 08:01 PM
It's taken care of. The dealer replaced the wheel.

Trapspeed
07-22-13, 08:09 PM
It's taken care of. The dealer replaced the wheel.

Sweet. Now, how to keep it from reoccurring.

BusinessClass
07-22-13, 08:34 PM
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.