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Old 03-31-2007, 11:37 AM   #46
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I use ORANGE BLAST.. the best stuff i have ever used!!!
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:23 PM   #47
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Washing the car today and thought about something I had in the garage to clean the rims, your going to find this odd. But it sure did a hell of a good job, and it's CHEAP! Hell if it's good enough for your hands, can't do any harm to the rims.

What is it you ask? Well, that Orange Hand cleaner you use after working on your car.
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w..._580415_580415

The Rims look new!
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:27 AM   #48
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Washing the car today and thought about something I had in the garage to clean the rims, your going to find this odd. But it sure did a hell of a good job, and it's CHEAP! Hell if it's good enough for your hands, can't do any harm to the rims.

What is it you ask? Well, that Orange Hand cleaner you use after working on your car.
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w..._580415_580415

The Rims look new!
Stupid question but doesn't that type of hand cleaner have some sort of sand in it, making it rough, to get all the dirt of your hands? So it would be like sanding your rims if you used that??

I'm not sure about that hand cleaner, but all the ones I've used in my life are rough as all hell.
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:29 PM   #49
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tried the spray type BMW wheel cleaner yesterday before going thru a touchless car wash. didn't clean very well. had to wipe off the brake dust. i left it on for 3 min. next time i'll leave it on for 5 min.
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:56 AM   #50
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i have newer 5 series rims that have some residue on the lip due to some ill placed wheel weights by the last owner. What kind of mild abrasive is recommended when gettin rid of crap like adhesives...?

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Old 08-22-2007, 05:09 AM   #51
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I treat my rims (clearcoated Style 66) the same way I treat the body of the car. They're both painted and clearcoated. I wouldn't use any chemical sprays on the rims since I wouldn't use those sprays on the body. I use a cheap $1 MF scrubbing pad (with the mesh net on one side) and scrub the rims with car wash soap before I wash the car. When I apply sealant (Klasse) on the car, I do the rims also. Carnauba wax simply won't last as the rims are subjected to high temperatures.

If you wash the rims as often as the whole car the brake dust would simply wash of after a few scrubs and you won't need any chemical sprays to clean it. Brake dust itself turns acidic after a while and then discolors the cleacoat if it stays on the rims.
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