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Question question about cleaning wheels with oven cleaner

Hi folks...this is my 2nd weekend cleaning up the wheels...I'm making good progress with the rear ones with more of the "plastic" coming off with each application...however, the front wheels are another story...all the oven cleaner seems to be doing is putting a white coating on them...does this mean that the coating is already off of the front wheels?
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I don't know what plastic you are trying to remove but oven cleaner is probably too strong an etching spray for Porsche wheels. If you are refering to Fuchs style wheels with the painted centers. I reccomend following the Porsche factory guidelines which calls for Vaseline rubbed into the paint. If that doesn't resore the shine then you will most likely have to move to painting them. If the outside "brushed" areas are free of oxidation, don't apply any more harsh cleaners to them. Mother's cleaning wax is plenty harsh enough abd leaves a good shine imbetween Vaseline applications, good luck...
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Aircraft paint remover if you are trying to take off the old clear coat.
apply neatly with brush, wait a few minutes, remove 20 years of nasties.
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Best to make sure the wheels are straight first. Otherwise it's a wasted effort.
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" the front wheels are another story...all the oven cleaner seems to be doing is putting a white coating on them...does this mean that the coating is already off of the front wheels?"

Uh... oven-cleaner will take off all of the factory on any non-painted aluminium wheel! Hope that was your intention. WIthout the anodizing, the bare aluminium will corrode very easily. You'll need to buff with with a chemical polish like Mother's every two weeks to keep it shiny.
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