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Old 05-10-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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What do you use to clean your wheels

I am just trying to get people experience with different products so i can make a good decision on what i need for my 1le wheels

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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The best thing you can do for your wheels is wash them every time you wash the car. If you do this, you'll never need anything more than car soap and water. I just use a utility microfiber towel and my wash water after I finish cleaning the car.

If you get behind, you'll need a stronger cleaner. I really like Sonax Full Effect and Adam's Deep Wheel Cleaner. I'd say these are interchangeable in terms of effectiveness. It'd be a good idea to invest in a boar's hair brush as well.

Keeping a coat of sealant on the wheels will help keep brake dust from sticking and will make cleaning a ton easier.


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Black magic tire wet BUT listen to camarodreams07 he knows more than anybody else on this forum!
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #6
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Always treat your wheels like you would your door or your hood. Car wash soap and water as Camarodreams has stated. Harsh chemicals are never the answer!
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #7
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The best thing you can do for your wheels is wash them every time you wash the car. If you do this, you'll never need anything more than car soap and water. I just use a utility microfiber towel and my wash water after I finish cleaning the car.

If you get behind, you'll need a stronger cleaner. I really like Sonax Full Effect and Adam's Deep Wheel Cleaner. I'd say these are interchangeable in terms of effectiveness. It'd be a good idea to invest in a boar's hair brush as well.

Keeping a coat of sealant on the wheels will help keep brake dust from sticking and will make cleaning a ton easier.


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What about adams wheel cleaning supplies? Like there brushes, are they worth investing in

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Old 05-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #8
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What about adams wheel cleaning supplies? Like there brushes, are they worth investing in

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They sell really great brushes. I have a few myself.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #9
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Wish Adams would sell individual samples, instead of the kits which don't contain all I want to try...or maybe they do...???
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Wish Adams would sell individual samples, instead of the kits which don't contain all I want to try...or maybe they do...???
What do you want a sample of? I'll send you some if it's something I have if you cover the shipping.
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I may take you up on this!

Hell, I might think about flying you up to the Wash., DC area and ALLOW you to detail my car! (for free of course)

Wish I knew who to take it to in Northern Virginia for at least one good detailing. Shouldn't be too tough as she is only 3 months old.

My biggest issue are the wheels, they are from my 2011, and the barrels are real bad, and no amount of cleaner or scrubbing seems to clean them.

Thanks for the offer.

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I may take you up on this!

Hell, I might think about flying you up to the Wash., DC area and ALLOW you to detail my car! (for free of course)

Wish I knew who to take it to in Northern Virginia for at least one good detailing. Shouldn't be too tough as she is only 3 months old.

My biggest issue are the wheels, they are from my 2011, and the barrels are real bad, and no amount of cleaner or scrubbing seems to clean them.

Thanks for the offer.

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Hey, you fly me there, I'm in! Vacations are great and then you'll know how to do your cars from now on.

PM me and I can get you some of Adam's new Deep Wheel Cleaner and some tips on how to attack those barrels.
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Hey, you fly me there, I'm in! Vacations are great and then you'll know how to do your cars from now on.

PM me and I can get you some of Adam's new Deep Wheel Cleaner and some tips on how to attack those barrels.
Cam07.. Can you share them tips.. I'm also having a hard time with baked on brake dust... Maybe someone can make a video!
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:16 AM   #16
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I use only window cleaner to clean my wheels.
But I have to say that I clean my wheels after each ride and drive only on dry streets!

To protect my wheels against brake dust I use "Wheel Guard" by Chemical Guys.

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical..._p/wac_303.htm

But I have no idea if it really works because my wheels will be never dirty.
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I wash them with soap and water then use a detail spray polish to get rid of any water spots.
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