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Old 12/05/2017, 07:40 PM   #1
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Styled Steel GT Wheels, how to clean & prep?

Parts are starting to arrive and the wheels are here. The chrome parts look fine for my driver purposes, but I'm wondering if I should clean the insides/back where there is some gunk and corrosion.

Just leave them? Or media blast the insides and paint with some kind of rustproofing? They are off the car right now with no tires, so if I'm gong to do something it's my best chance.

Also gonna need some input on valve stems & lug nuts.





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Old 12/05/2017, 09:11 PM   #2
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I would use a rust converter like POR15 in black.

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Old 12/06/2017, 09:41 AM   #3
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Eric,
You can use an engine degreaser such as Gunk on the back side icky stuff. You will need a stiff brush and go to your local auto parts store and get some stiff "toothbrush" sized brushes. You will need to really go after that stuff to get it off.

After that you can assess the rust at that point. Steel wool will remove a lot of rust and sometimes just a good waxing will preserve the backside. Remember, these wheels will not see a lot of moisture in the future!!

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