Introduction: Shine Up Those Rims Like a Pro
Here's a handy little tip to get those rims shining like new!, PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS EXACTLY THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT OR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR
Step 1: Preparation
You will need to gather the following.
1.) Rubber Gloves
2.) The Works toilet bowl cleaner
3.) Baking Soda
5.) Spray bottle
6.) Toothbrush (or other small brush)
7.) Small glass or ceramic bowl
Step 2: Make Your Neutralizer
Take the sprayer and fill it about half way with water, and then add about 5-6 teaspoons of baking soda, shake it up well.
Step 3: Acid Setup
Make sure that the toilet bowl cleaner that you have is "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner on the back it should say: Active ingredient: Hydrochloric Acid
Squirt a small amount into a glass or ceramic bowl, DO NOT USE METAL
Step 4: Procedure
Now you are going to repeat the following steps on small sections of the rim until you are complete
2.) Dip the brush in the works and scrub a small area (DO NOT CLEAN FOR MORE THAN 15 SECONDS AT A TIME!)
3.) Spray the Neutralizing mix all over the rim (the acid has probably dripped down so areas you didn't clean yet might have acid on them)
4.) Rinse Again and restart
Step 5: Finish!
Once you are satisfied with the shine, rinse thoroughly and then neutralize until the spray no longer foams when it hits the rim, and yep rinse again.
If the acid is allowed to sit on the rim for more than 15 seconds while you are cleaning it has a greater chance to eat away at the aluminum, it can cause pitting (little divits) or make the rim brittle overtime
(Truckers use acid on their rims all the time to clean them, The solution they use is MUCH more concentrated and it usually is just left on the rim (causes for most rim failures on semi's)
WASH NEUTRALIZE RINSE!!!!!!!