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Old 03-10-2011, 06:56 PM
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Got some new 22" Boss 329 wheels, been on my truck for less than five days now. Thought they were a good brand, but now I'm wondering? Washed them today and I'm trying to figure out what the heck is up with this?

This is what they looked like a few minutes after being hit with the power washer....


NASTY! Had a little rain and sleet the last couple days but I've never had rims look this bad just after a wash. But I thought "oh well, I'll just wipe them down good by hand". Which is all it's ever taken to get every other set of rims I've ever owned looking good.

Well, when I tried to wipe them off, tons of crap came off, but plenty of these "spots" are still all over the rims. Almost looks like rust, but I don't think it is.

So I tried several things to clean it with: Cleaner wax, Mag pollish, and some wheel/tire cleaner stuff...... All any of that stuff seemed to do is make it worse!!! Now it is both spotty AND milky/scuffed up looking!


Even gave this wheel pollish/buffing thingy a go, but it had ZERO effect!


So, does anyone else have Boss rims? And if so, how the heck do you get these things clean? I mean if they look this bad after just a couple days, what are they going to look like after a couple of years worth of snow and salt and such?
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iv always just used rim cleaner and alot of elbow grease and they always came out fine but i really hope you can get it figured out bud
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Looks like they cleaned up well. Could be a hard water problem.
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Very hard water problem.. You're going to need to polish them out and then put a good wax/ sealer on them. This will help prevent this, but you're going to need to stay on top of them, plus the black will show everything.

Boss can be hit and miss with quality from what I've read over the years.
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I wouldnt use any of those wheel cleaners, jmo....I always just used soap and water, from experience some of those wheel cleaners will leave spots that you cant get out....From your pics though it looks like an extreme hard water build up problem.....Just purchase a filter for your hose and use it only when you wash your truck
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Everything you used is for the rubber or for non-chrome rims...I wouldn't use an aluminum/mag polish on the chrome rim, you should pick up a good chrome polish and you'd be amazed at the difference. The hard water can be solved with a good softener or filter on the hose
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Yeah, I'm going to have to get some different cleaners to try out, hopefully something will work. I was just useing what I had on hand yesterday.

Not sure about the hard water since I wasn't useing the water at my house, I washed the truck and wheels at the carwash down the street. Used the wash soap, then rinse and finished with the SPOT FREE spray.....

I've never had this problem with any of my wheels before, kinda worries me.
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Looks like you may be eating through the clear. You don't want to use a buffer on those wheels. Be careful with the chemicals you use.
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Damn as as one said "chrome polish on chrome rims" Good luck
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Man! Sorry for your troubles. that looks like hard water staining!
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