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Possible damage from Tire and Rubber Cleaner


patrick_here

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Hello,

       Recently I bought some Adams "Tire and Rubber Cleaner" intending to use it on the wheels of my 2016 Volvo V60.   Now I see that there is a very fine print warning on the bottle saying "Avoid getting this product raw, polished aluminum wheels as it can cause hazing, cloudiness or staining".  I don't know for sure if the wheels on my V60 are the "raw polished aluminum" and I don't know how I would go about finding out for sure.  The metal is definitely non-ferrous and it certainly looks like aluminum ...perhaps it's magnesium ...I don't know.  If there's danger of damaging the finish I suppose I'd need to mask off the wheels entirely before using this product ...which seems to me like an onerous difficult process (so that it would be better to find a different product). 

 

Does anyone know how I would find out if these wheels could be damaged by this product?

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On 6/13/2024 at 3:42 PM, patrick_here said:

Hello,

       Recently I bought some Adams "Tire and Rubber Cleaner" intending to use it on the wheels of my 2016 Volvo V60.   Now I see that there is a very fine print warning on the bottle saying "Avoid getting this product raw, polished aluminum wheels as it can cause hazing, cloudiness or staining".  I don't know for sure if the wheels on my V60 are the "raw polished aluminum" and I don't know how I would go about finding out for sure.  The metal is definitely non-ferrous and it certainly looks like aluminum ...perhaps it's magnesium ...I don't know.  If there's danger of damaging the finish I suppose I'd need to mask off the wheels entirely before using this product ...which seems to me like an onerous difficult process (so that it would be better to find a different product). 

 

Does anyone know how I would find out if these wheels could be damaged by this product?

volvo1.jpg

Wheel.jpg

patrick_here,  I agree 100% with Falcaineer. I have multiple GM vehicles with similar wheels and have had zero trouble from using W&T cleaner. In fact I use more of this stuff than most of my other Adams products. I usually pre-rinse the wheels 1st with my pressure washer and then coat the wheels and tires and let then set of a couple minutes. Results are impressive. Only in serious brake dust cases do I have to agitate the wheels with a brush to get them 100% clean. I've also tried it on dry tires/wheels but then you really need to be careful of direct sunlight on the surface, just seems safer to pre-rinse 1st. Also, this works great on removing tire bloom and really blackening up the tires. To the degree I don't use Tire Shine as often. Hope this helps, good luck!

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