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Old 12-11-2005, 02:20 PM
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Hey guys, everytime I'm out washing the cars, I try to get inside the wheels where the real dust lies, its just next to impossible to get it all out. Any ideas?
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What kind/style# of wheels?
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I dont know the style number, but they're the 4.8 ones.
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:19 PM
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Hey guys, everytime I'm out washing the cars, I try to get inside the wheels where the real dust lies, its just next to impossible to get it all out. Any ideas?
1.Remove all wheels from your car
2.Wash your wheels with normal car shampoo.
3.Using 1500 or 2000 grade wet and dry sand paper and using loads of water, remove all brake dust from your wheels.
4.Let your wheels dry
5.Apply a "cutting" polish to your wheels ,rubbing in hard to the affected area and buff out until wheels are shiny.
6.Finally,apply a good coat of car Polish for future protection.
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:34 PM
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thanks a bunch.
btw, what would be the closest html hex color for lemans blue?
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I think you have Photoshop don't you?
Just load the picture into Photoshop, and use that eye dropper thing and then use that to find the hex code for that color.

BTW: Powers1 why do you suggest using sand paper? Won't that scrap off the clear coat off the rims??!
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:40 PM
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I think you have Photoshop don't you?
Just load the picture into Photoshop, and use that eye dropper thing and then use that to find the hex code for that color.

BTW: Powers1 why do you suggest using sand paper? Won't that scrap off the clear coat off the rims??!
No not anymore.
and yah, i was wondering the same, wouldn't it...leave small scratches?
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Old 12-11-2005, 04:24 PM
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I think you have Photoshop don't you?
Just load the picture into Photoshop, and use that eye dropper thing and then use that to find the hex code for that color.

BTW: Powers1 why do you suggest using sand paper? Won't that scrap off the clear coat off the rims??!
I suggest using 1500 or 2000 wet sand paper with loads of water.
It will not "scrap" off the clear coat because it will only take off the oxidation ,or in this case,the brake dust, on the top layer of the clear coat.
Below this you will still have the next layer of your clear coat which will have to be polished out.
This is a safe process to remove any surface scratches or oxidation from most metal or plastic painted surfaces. Done this for years and its a trick that most paintshops use ,sometimes to trick unawareing customers that they actually resprayed a panel ,when all they did was "polish it out".
I posted a Thread under "polishing your headlights",where I explain this process and also have pictures before and after.

You can try this on small place inside the wheel,first?
http://www.xoutpost.com/showthread.php?t=5482
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