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Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:44 am

So, I was filling up and managed to overfill my tank and petrol splashed out. It's marked my powdercoated wheel with spots, the wheel was dirty before this happened as they had a weeks worth of driving and had about a weeks worth of brake dust on it. It was the rear wheel. My question is how do I get it off? Do I need to get a full refurbishment of that one wheel?
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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by Motley2012 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:54 am

Not wishing to question the quality of the refurb but I would be very surprised if a bit of petrol marked and good powder coated finish, have you tried polishing the marks off
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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:10 am

Motley2012 wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:54 am
Not wishing to question the quality of the refurb but I would be very surprised if a bit of petrol marked and good powder coated finish, have you tried polishing the marks off
I wouldn't say the refurb was done on the cheap as they were acid dipped, powdercoated and then baked by BJV Engineering. Voodoo Motorsport then built them up and ordered the bolts and dishes from SRR Hardware so the quality of all involved is good and the service has been good, albeit a little bit slow.

It was late last night and I was tired from my day out at Brands for the BTCC, all I did was wipe them down with QD and a micro fibre but nothing came off apart from the dirt. After work I'm going to try washing them with shampoo/wash mitt and see if that helps. I've also got a clay bar so will try that too.

The wheels were sealed with 2 coats of AutoFinnese Mint Rims.

Image of the marks can be seen here:

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Any ideas?
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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by Octavius » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:00 am

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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:49 am

Octavius wrote:
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Thanks. I will try that tonight. Will a clay bar help at all or just be a waste of time?
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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by docwra » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:49 am

Got to agree with Motley, surely petrol shouldnt do that to powdercoat?

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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:56 am

docwra wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:49 am
Got to agree with Motley, surely petrol shouldnt do that to powdercoat?
It was definitely petrol as it happened while I was filling up, and a weeks worth of brake dust on the rear wheels. I did some research and seen a few cases where it has happened before on petrol tanks on motorbikes in America. General outcome was getting the whole thing acid dipped and recoated. I'm hoping I can remove it and not have to have it redone :(.
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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:04 am

Crisis averted. Got rid of it. Spoke to my detailer friend who said he's seen it happen before, he recommended using metal polish to get rid of the stubborn marks and it worked.
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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by OneTwenty » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:15 am

Those spikes look like something from James Bond!! :lol:
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Re: Help! Petrol splashed on wheels!

Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:29 pm

OneTwenty wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:15 am
Those spikes look like something from James Bond!! :lol:
Not fun if you catch them lol.
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