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I have stock Alloy wheels on a DYna ... They are the black and silver ones and now are pittting and the will not come clean no matter what?????

Please help me clean my wheels
 

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If they are pitted then there isn't much you can do except polish them. The pits are the brake dust eating into the wheels. I use Simple Green to clean mine and it seems to do a more than decent job.

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I found for cleaning my wheels and for that matter even aluminum cases. (use to detail old triumphs) I use Eagle #1 It's auto aluminum mag cleaner. They have 3 types. But Eagle #1 is for aluminum wheels that don't have a clear coat on them. You just spray it on and it doesnt harm your paint or chrome. It will foam up white and then just wash it off with a hose. Cases clean up like they just came out of their mold. Providing you degreased them before this application. On the wheels, after washing them off and then drying. I use (not sure of the spelling) Zephor 40. I green cream polsh. You can apply this polish in the sun. It turns white like mothers polish. but isn't a mother to get off. Actually it comes off with ease. This polish will bring the aluminum back to a chrome like finish.
On the (smooth) black painted area of my mags. I use a HD product. Its the #2 plexi glass polish. I use it as a polishing compound. It will bring the black back to looking like you cleared these sections of your wheels.

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Eagle One is the best wheel cleaner I have used, I have the natural engine I use it to clean that as well, best thing I have found and it's cheap.
 

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Clear Coat Question on Stock Mags

zoood said:
I found for cleaning my wheels and for that matter even aluminum cases. (use to detail old triumphs) I use Eagle #1 It's auto aluminum mag cleaner. They have 3 types. But Eagle #1 is for aluminum wheels that don't have a clear coat on them.
Do the 2001 Dyna's with the mags have a clear coat on them? I would like to know before I try any remedies.

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Do the 2001 Dyna's with the mags have a clear coat on them? I would like to know before I try any remedies.

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As far as I know. Non of the mags on any models have a clear coat on them. Honda did that to theirs, years back. Even if you use the Eagle one on a clear coated wheel. No harm will come to the clear coat. Eagle product do have #2 & #3 for clear coated wheels. But as i stated before. I don't believe they clear their wheels at all. To check it tho, in an area that one wouldnt see, like the lil edge at the tire bead area. Just take a lil aluminum polish on a cloth and rub it a little. if the rag gets black. The mag isnt clear coated.


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I'll second simple green. I have a Night train and the rear wheel was going to hell.
Tried a couple of products - Sprayed on some simple green and used some fine steel wool - Not like new... but I'm happy with the results.
 

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Stock Wheel Polish

I also have the stock black and alum. mags on my bike. The key is keeping them clean...however; if they do get stained, or pitted, you may be able to clean them up. Try any good metal polish..ie..Mothers, Blue Magic, or even the H-D metal polish. Clean them good, then start polishing. I have spent 2-3 hours polishing my mags to a good shine. If your rims are in bad shape it could take longer. Try whatever flavor of polish on a small spot first. You can also use very fine steel wool(0000), or sand paper(very fine grit) on the worst spots. Again, test each method first. Then, Keep them clean.....Good Luck....
 
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