How to Get Light Rust off Aluminum Wheels

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Rust has a tendency to compromise the appearance of anything. Wherever there is water, it's a pretty safe bet that there will soon be rust too. Removing rust takes only a small amount of time and effort, and with multiple ways with which to remove it, rust is a pretty simple fix. Fortunately there are several proven methods that will have aluminum wheels gleaming in no time.

Things You'll Need

  • SOS pad Dry clean cloth Naval jelly Aluminum foil Coca-Cola 000 steel wool pad WD-40
  • Scrub the rust away with a dampened SOS pad. It may take a little pressure, but it will come off. Rinse the area well with clean water.

  • Apply naval jelly with a dry clean cloth and work it into the rust. Continue to scrub until all of the rust is gone. Wipe the area clean with a soft dry cloth.

  • Crumple a piece of aluminum foil into a ball, shiny side out. Pour Coca-Cola on the aluminum and scrub the wheel until there is no rust remaining. Rinse the area with clean water.

  • Use a 000 steel wool pad and enough water to lubricate and scrub the wheel until all of the rust is gone. Rinse the area with clean water.

  • Spray the wheel with WD-40 and wipe the rust away with a dry clean cloth. A light coat of WD-40 can help prevent rust from reoccurring, but won't help the shine much.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear gloves when working with chemicals and be sure to have proper ventilation. WD-40 does not smell good.
  • Do not use vinegar on aluminum wheels as this can permanently etch them.

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  • Photo Credit www.americanracingwheelsinfo.com
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