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Old 03-10-2007, 01:12 AM
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How to clean your wheels....

Okay everyone here is a how to detail your wheels. I just got 4 new tires for my 20 inch BBS RS-GT's (Bridgestone RE050A's 255 30 20's)

Bought the tires from KMD Tuning (Mountainside, NJ) and got them mounted and balanced there earlier today. Props to Danny (the owner over there) apparently these were reversed lips and they were a royal pain!

Here are the products used:
3M adhesive remover
Plastic razor blade (to remove the adhesive from the weights)
3 buckets: one filled with soap and the other to rinse the wheels (it's about 25 degrees out tonight) and one to sit on []
P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel Formula

Boars Hair Brush

Sponges

P21S Polishing Soap

Adam's Metal Polish 2

Menzerna FMJ

Old Microfiber Towels (for buffing and drying the wheels)

Microfiber applicator pad


Procedure:

1. Here is what I did first sprayed them all down with P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel formula. I let them all soak in it while I was working on the first wheel.

2. Got the soap bucket and the boar's hair brush started the brush the dirt and grime off the wheel.

3. After that was done I used the 3m adhesive remover to get rid of the bug/tar/leftover brake dust/grime and adhesive from the weights.

4. Rinsed off the wheels with a sponge.

5. Dried them good.

6. Used the P21S Polishing Soap on the clean wheel to polish them up lips, inner
wheel, face of the wheel.

7. Rinsed them down again with a sponge.

8. Dried the wheel good.

9. Polished the lips with Adam's Metal Polish 2

10. Used the Menzerna FMJ to seal up the inner wheels, face of the wheel, and
lips.

11. Repeat on the rest of the wheels.

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Elasped time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including set up and clean up time)

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Old 03-10-2007, 01:54 AM
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Thanks for instructions. Nice job, once again. Like those BBS wheels.
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:01 AM
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Sure thing more to come....
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:31 AM
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Looks fantastic!
Did you apply any rubber dressing to the tires though?
Rubber dressing helps keep the ozone from attacking the rubber. Plus it makes cleaning them a bit eaiser.
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I did them on 2 of the 4 and stopped there. Adam's VRT is what I put on the 2 have pics somewhere.
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I did them on 2 of the 4 and stopped there. Adam's VRT is what I put on the 2 have pics somewhere.
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