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Old 05-18-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Is it hard to clean mesh style wheels?

I'm looking at a few mesh style wheels but I'm concerned how hard it would be to clean in behind the many spokes.

Any opinions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Not sure I understand what you mean by 'mesh style wheels'... you have a picture you can share of what you're looking at?
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Not sure I understand what you mean by 'mesh style wheels'... you have a picture you can share of what you're looking at?
I'm use to cleaning the wide open stock 5 spokes, not sure how hard this rim would be.

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Oh... those aren't bad at all... my brother actually has the same wheels (or very similar) on his car in matte black:





Soap and water washing for the mostpart is all you'll need. Save the dedicated wheel cleanser for times you go a little farther between cleanings and have heavier brake dust buildup.

You can use something like our Boars Hair Wheel Brush for the mostpart... theres also our wheel woolies which we introduced today. The special for the weekend includes a free 16oz Green Wheel Cleaner with the set.

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
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I have the same wheels (Doningtons) and they aren't too bad. If you just want to spend 1 minute per wheel, don't buy them.

I use a good wheel cleaner if I skipped washing the car for the week so I just spray it on, go over the wheels with a damp microfiber towel lightly and rinse off.

I usually spend about 4-5 min per wheel but I am picky as hell and my wheels are usually spotless.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:21 AM   #6
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Time isn't an issue, I'm retired.

My main problem is arthritic knees which means squating for long periods of time is painful. Thanks for the help and opinions.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
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Have you tried an adjustable tool?

It gets you low enough to clean your wheels.

http://www.harborfreight.com/pneumat...eat-46319.html
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wheel woolies are your friend here...
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wheel woolies are your friend here...
Agreed. Between them and a stool you shouldn't have to do any kneeling or squating to clean the wheels.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #10
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I'll be looking into wheel woolies and one of those autoshop stools on wheels ASAP.
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