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Old 07-29-2005, 02:26 PM
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thanks

I guess that was the last time i USE comet on my $10K wheels.

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Okay, where do I start... please discontinue using Comet on your rims or any other part of your X. No Comet product is safe on ceramics or glass surfaces because it is a mild bleach and contains abrasives that will scratch the surface of an object leaving a hazy appearance. Now if you think that the micro layer of wax on your wheels is shielding it from the sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate, talcum and other abrasives contained in the cleaner your are kidding yourself. Also, everytime you Comet your wheels the bleach serves to dry and harden your paint in a way that wax can not replenish.

Please search the forums as there are many better ways to remove these dirt globs. Poor Boys, Zaino, Meguiars and even BMW wheel cleaner work well. I am a fan of a clay bar (one specifically for your wheels, not to be used on your car afterward) or Wheel Wax. I have never not been able to get a wheel spotless using these two products, including Jettas, MBs, Volvos and of course Bimmers.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:34 PM
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Cool...

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I guess that was the last time i USE comet on my $10K wheels.

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I am certainly on the obsessive end of the car cleaning scale (really Shaka, we couldn't tell), but I have seen MANY cars with painted wheels that were grey and chaulky looking. You have the flagship X and I want to make sure it looks the part .

Off to clean my ride...

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Don't do it! Use official BMW wheel cleaner instead. It's a basic (opposite of acidic) solution of sodium hydroxide that gently take off all brake dust. You can get it at your local BMW dealership for about $7,00.
Agree, cheep and easy to use!
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switched to drilled & slotted discs - 3000 miles - very little dust.
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When that last reponse was posted I was 18 years old - wow -
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When that last reponse was posted I was 18 years old - wow -
Jeebus. When I was 18, there was no such thing as a web browser. Ima take a nap.
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For people out there who have had my problem.



http://www.cometcleaner.com/products...ct_group_id=25
Good stuff! Thanks! Now what about keeping that brake dust off? After you do the comet and we'll dries, What's the best thing to put on the wheel to keep that dust from sticking to your wheel as much as possible anyway…?

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holy fucking 12 year bump lol
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