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Old 04-06-2010, 08:21 PM
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Elbow grease and lots of it, in conjunction with Mr. Clean magic erasers for the really stubborn spots. The chemical itself did a lot of the work though.
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Looks like the same thing I did to my wheels using basic degreaser that I bought from WalMart in a huge like 3 gallon jug. I spent the weekend painting my calipers and noticed grease splattered all over the inside of the wheel, which led me to a broken CV boot. Good times.

Love the brakes BTW...I can only imagine how much better they work than the stockers.
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You should clean off the old wheel weights, it would look a lot cleaner :p

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I thought about removing everything and re-balancing with new sticky weights, but I think after getting 99.9% of it clean, I called it good.

The buyer of one or both of the fronts that I am selling will get some clean wheels! (shameless plug)
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I meant just the old foam/glue from the weights that are no longer there. I don't mean removing the weights that still have the metal on them. But either way
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:14 PM
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Ah... actually I did clean that little bit of glue stuff up about a week afterwards while I was bleeding the brakes. (I used goo-gone) Good call!
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Ditto!

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Ah... actually I did clean that little bit of glue stuff up about a week afterwards while I was bleeding the brakes. (I used goo-gone) Good call!
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BMW wheel cleaner Gel

I was very impressed with the deep clean the Sonax product gave your wheels - last weekend I splurged and bought the BMW Wheel Cleaner Gel at the dealer for $7.95.
The BMW leather cleaner is the only one I've found that leaves your seats more matt finished when done- so thats why I thought I would try gel - the BMW gel really cleaned and made the wheels glow - very easy to use - soft brush and hose off - I saw the Sonax packaging and it is identical to the BMW packaging except for label - are they the same product? - The BMW product seems to be a lot cheaper - and the results are great - really cut my wheel cleaning time down on my 550 msport rims. - my 2 cents
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:46 PM
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The identical bottles (BMW and Sonax) is interesting. I made a mental note of that a while back at the dealer but thought nothing of it. My rationale was that both companies might use the same bottle manufacturer over in Germany. Good eye!
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