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kidneykill 11-13-2005 11:21 PM

Radial Spoke 73 rims
OMG... Anyone know a quick and painless way to clean these rims?

rodo 11-13-2005 11:43 PM

hahahah no, one time, since they are my winter rims, i got a car wash at a station, and hand dried them with u know those paper towels they have to dry the thing to wash ur windows. Anyways, i must have looked like an idiot, it was feb. and it took me 40 min at teh gas station ahhaha what a waste! if i remember correctly its 20 spokes per wheel so thats 80 spokes and 160 sides, its tiring :P

kidneykill 11-13-2005 11:47 PM

OMG! I just got these rims with my winter dunlop tires!!! Thanks for the math... I'm gonna use my car detail gift certificate for after the snow/salt season...

rodo 11-14-2005 12:58 AM

do u have snowsport 210's on them?

kidneykill 11-14-2005 08:27 AM

Dunlop SP Wintersport

Justin e36 11-16-2005 07:27 AM

... use a good rim cleaner, scrub them good using a soft long-bristled brush to get between all the spokes.
Power-spray all the residue off.
Allow rims to completely dry.
Wax the rims a good 2-3 times (they are painted and clear coated from the factory, if you haven't noticed.)
For most of, or the rest of winter, you will be able to pressure-wash them clean with just water alone.

* Keep in mind, if you use rim cleaner after they have been waxed, you will also strip the wax off.

kidneykill 11-16-2005 08:25 PM

wow thanks!

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