Originally Posted by Moose
Not to worry Abygale!
I'd first wash them with a good quality car wash.
If you still have some stubborn brake dust, a good quality wheel cleaner, ie; Mothers or Meguires, will work well.
Once you've got them to your satisfaction, go ahead and apply a coat of wax/polish.
* Be sure to clean/polish the rims ONLY when they're cool to the touch.
PLEASE let me know if that helps. I've detailed cars where it appeared the owner NEVER cleaned their rims, and I've always been able to get them looking good as new. So, we'll get yours looking brand new too.
Thank you very much Moose. I finally was able to wash my girl tonight (after a long week of rain) but the wheels definitely need more attention. I'll get some of that wheel cleaner tomorrow and let you know how it turns out.
I want to get a few coats of Z2 on her before I store her away for the winter but I noticed the Z6 acts differently already- it needed a little rubbing to remove which is unusual. I think it is because of the colder temps (low 40s) so I need to double check the temps for applying Z2 and Z5....I hope its not too late already :(