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Old 09-20-2009, 04:19 PM
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What is the best way to clean rims?

Just like the title says. I left the brake dust on there to long, what is the best way to make them look new again?
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:17 PM
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I would suggest going to an auto part store and getting any brand of wheel cleaner. Meguiars etc... and if it really bad use a wheel brush with car soap and scrub at it. A water pressure gun could help. If you dont have one maybe go to a quarter wash.
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Here is just one thread of many, on the topic; everyone has there own
method(s)/products. I like a spritz of a decent wheel cleaner, (not
left on long), a gentle scrub with a wool mitt or micro fiber towel
soaked with car wash detergent, and clay, if necessary. Avoid the
harsh brushes/hard scrubbing imo. "Wax" the clean wheels with your
fave, and try to get your wheels clean every few weeks.

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Old 09-20-2009, 05:57 PM
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Assuming OEM brake pads....I would recommend something strong and acidic like Meguiars Wheel Brightner. If you do go with this product, read their safety suggestions,etc. A lil elbow grease would be required but for neglected wheels, this is the product to go to...
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:11 PM
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Get PS21 Gel Wheel Cleaner from Phil at Detailers Domain. Spray it on your wheels and agitate/spread with a brush or you can use a sponge. Spray the inner parts of your wheel and agitate with a brush. Let the gel sit for an hour or so. According to others you can even let it sit overnight. The longest I've let it sit is about 2 hours. Come back and hit the wheels with the water hose and brushes/sponges. Works like a charm. Good Stuff.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:28 PM
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P21S is great stuff . Make sure the wheels are in a *cool spot*. Let the product dwell. The KEY is to let the product DWELL
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