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Old 10-30-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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Rim Cleaner!

Hey Guys I just purchased some used BBS winter rims. They are in fair condition but do need alittle bit of elbow grease to clean them up. I will have to make the trip to Canadian Tire to get some rim cleaner spray. My question is what do you guys use from experience and what works best?

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Old 10-30-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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I'd use Meguiar's rim paste. It sells for like $10 at Canadian Tire and does wonders for oxidation on rims. It cleans up my rims wonderfully after winter abuse. The link below isn't the same label as what I had, but it gives you an idea.
http://www.meguiarscanada.com/index....action=detail&

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Old 10-30-2006, 10:35 PM   #3
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For brake dust simple green does the job.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:45 AM   #4
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Check out MEGUIARS Wheel spray.. the color of the bottle is purple. They work amazing. And don't put 2 coats of WHEELWAX right after you clean the wheels. It'll keep the brakedust not to stick on the wheel surface. Easy cleaning.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:51 PM   #5
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never dull. read up on it, buy it, use it, done.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:08 PM   #6
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BMW Wheel Cleaner.

Cheap (dealer item), and by far the best I have ever tried. They just updated it this year too, so for those that only know the older spray type the new one is more like a gel...it's badass.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:08 PM   #7
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BMW Wheel Cleaner.

Cheap (dealer item), and by far the best I have ever tried. They just updated it this year too, so for those that only know the older spray type the new one is more like a gel...it's badass.
Wow that is great product. I have also tried EVERY wheel cleaner on our shelf and with this one, i was amazed cause i didnt even have to take a rag thru the spokes. jst spray it, let it sit and then water it off. and its only 9.99 @ dealer. Worth EVERY PENNY!!.

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Old 11-12-2006, 12:45 PM   #8
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Wow that is great product. I have also tried EVERY wheel cleaner on our shelf and with this one, i was amazed cause i didnt even have to take a rag thru the spokes. jst spray it, let it sit and then water it off. and its only 9.99 @ dealer. Worth EVERY PENNY!!.


Cool, I'll have to try that out next season. I've always been using castrol super clean + pressure washer. Cleans weaves really nicely, but eats paint.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:49 PM   #9
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Wow that is great product. I have also tried EVERY wheel cleaner on our shelf and with this one, i was amazed cause i didnt even have to take a rag thru the spokes. jst spray it, let it sit and then water it off. and its only 9.99 @ dealer. Worth EVERY PENNY!!.

Just bought this today from BMW Mississauga on my way back from campus. I'll give it a shot tomorrow and post the before and after pics
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:13 PM   #10
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Just bought this today from BMW Mississauga on my way back from campus. I'll give it a shot tomorrow and post the before and after pics
Well, I cleaned the rims just now and let me tell you - this is, hands down the GREATEST clenaing expereince I have had with rims. The best $10 I've spent!!!! They just SPARKLE now and it was so easy! I simply sprayed it, waited a few minutes and used a brush/sponge to wipe off the excess dirt/brake-dust and then gave it a rinse. Unfortunatley, I forgot to take the before pics but let me assur eyou, the rims were VERY dirty, almost a ghetto gunmetal look. However, here are some of the end product! I didn't give my full 100% when cleaning with the sponge between spokes and such since it was too cold, but it turned out amazing anyways!

Onto the pics.. (I know my car looks like ass... still waiting on front clears and window tints )
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:55 AM   #11
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Well, I cleaned the rims just now and let me tell you - this is, hands down the GREATEST clenaing expereince I have had with rims. The best $10 I've spent!!!! They just SPARKLE now and it was so easy! I simply sprayed it, waited a few minutes and used a brush/sponge to wipe off the excess dirt/brake-dust and then gave it a rinse. Unfortunatley, I forgot to take the before pics but let me assur eyou, the rims were VERY dirty, almost a ghetto gunmetal look. However, here are some of the end product! I didn't give my full 100% when cleaning with the sponge between spokes and such since it was too cold, but it turned out amazing anyways!

Onto the pics.. (I know my car looks like ass... still waiting on front clears and window tints )
no offence but you need new center caps bro
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BMW Wheel Cleaner.

Cheap (dealer item), and by far the best I have ever tried. They just updated it this year too, so for those that only know the older spray type the new one is more like a gel...it's badass.
used it for a while now and love It, donno what they put in it but man does it work...
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:08 PM   #13
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Cheapest and easiest to obtain is pool liner cleaner.
PM Smashed323 if you need specifics for product, but even hard core mucle car enthusiestes changed over after this guys' recomendations.
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:03 PM   #14
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Glad to hear it worked well man, and yeah, you should be the expert on these cleaners.
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:12 AM   #15
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I am using 40/10/50 pro stuff,and what I mean is wheel acied. water and car soap....
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