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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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negative.

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 11-08-2006, 11:08 PM   #7
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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 11-10-2006, 09:08 PM   #8
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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   #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!!.


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 11-12-2006, 04:03 PM   #10
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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   #11
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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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Old 11-16-2006, 11:12 AM   #12
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I got little brake dust particles taht seem to be packed on my wheels, they are black dots on my wheels, how do I get them off? Do I really have to clay bar the wheels? I tried simple green, but didn't take all of it off, and I was too lazy to scrub the wheels for 2 hours each.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:36 PM   #13
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Pool liner cleaner will take that off in 2 min.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:49 PM   #14
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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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Pool liner cleaner will take that off in 2 min.
Where can I get pool liner cleaner? And what brand should I get? My wheels have clear coat on them, its not going to mess up the finish is it?
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