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Old 10-10-2009, 11:50 PM   #1
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Wheel cleaning tip (with picture)

well this is going to make me look really really smart or very stupid lol. I was getting tired of paying a whack load of cash on cleaning my rims and using spray that went everywhere, so I thought I would try something new. I figured if it was good enough for your hands it might just work on brake dust and grime. And hey its biodegradable, natural and has aloe, lanolin and jojoba and contains no petroleum solvents lol. Been using it on my factory wheels and its awesome, just wipe it on and spray it off, cleans just as good if not better then any spray i have ever used. Make sure you get the SMOOTH so there are no abrasives in it. best of all, its like $2.00 Here's a pic!
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:22 AM   #2
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there is a detailing section on maxbimmer....i hear comet works wonders aswell in all seriousness rim cleaning solutions are designed to remove brake dust. way better then this hand cleaner and if im not mistaken the smooth version has very fine granulars in it which could eventually dull the finish of your rims. a great product for cleaning your rims and tires is "ex castrol" super clean diluted half and half with water! and its around 10bucks for 4L.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:29 AM   #3
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there is a detailing section on maxbimmer....i hear comet works wonders aswell in all seriousness rim cleaning solutions are designed to remove brake dust. way better then this hand cleaner and if im not mistaken the smooth version has very fine granulars in it which could eventually dull the finish of your rims. a great product for cleaning your rims and tires is "ex castrol" super clean diluted half and half with water! and its around 10bucks for 4L.
Windex works wonders on brake dust, and its harmless
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:31 AM   #4
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there is a detailing section on maxbimmer....i hear comet works wonders aswell in all seriousness rim cleaning solutions are designed to remove brake dust. way better then this hand cleaner and if im not mistaken the smooth version has very fine granulars in it which could eventually dull the finish of your rims. a great product for cleaning your rims and tires is "ex castrol" super clean diluted half and half with water! and its around 10bucks for 4L.
+1. Thats what I do.

Tried windex before, it sucked. Diluted Super Clean + old paint brush ftw.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:37 AM   #5
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+1. Thats what I do.

Tried windex before, it sucked. Diluted Super Clean + old paint brush ftw.
castrol sc for spokes.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:40 AM   #6
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:43 AM   #7
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abrasives

nope, no abrasives in it, smooth as a babies butt. All natural and works amazing!
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Old 10-11-2009, 01:38 AM   #8
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+1. Thats what I do.

Tried windex before, it sucked. Diluted Super Clean + old paint brush ftw.
super clean is probably the best multi puropse degreaser i have used from engine bays to tires to wheel wells to rims it works very well combined with elbow grease. and you shouldnt let brake dust build up to such an extent because it can stain the clear coat finish aswell as cause pitting and possible paint damage
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oh and forgot to mention super clean is also BIODEGRADABLE!
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:55 PM   #10
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Rim cleaners suck in general IMO... a little elbow grease and soap/water and/or degreaser is better then spraying rim acid
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Old 10-11-2009, 03:29 PM   #11
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soap and water has always done it for me.

but i probably wash my car more often than most, esp my wheels.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:31 PM   #12
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i usually just high pressure wash the wheels with good ole water and once in a while i'll use leftover watered down soap from washing the car on the wheels too, i mean if its gentle enough for car paint it won't hurt wheels that are meant to take more punishment.
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