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PostSubject: Wheel cleaning Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:50 pm

okay I need to clean the RM's...

I have some Meguires rim wax and its not too bad... but is there anything else which is better?

had some polish people clean the car a few weeks back and the stuff they used first has stained the polished rims... grrrrrr
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:53 pm

Hot Rims Spray or AG Custom wheels cleaner. I use both, along with a Megs wheel brush.

Spray the wheels with chosen cleaner, then clean with brush and bodywork shampoo. Then use the wax. Just makes cleaning them next time easier.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:27 am

yeah i use megs hot rims and its crackin stuff wonder wheels is really good aswell but make sure you put it in a spray bottle as it dosnt last long else
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:26 am

Everytime i look at wheel cleaners it states on the back NOT to
use on split rims.
Can anyone spread any light on why not?

cheers :P
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:17 am

Reason for that is they dont want to be held liable for it affecting the sealant.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:32 pm

Just use car shampoo and a wheels brush.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:17 pm

whenever i clean mine or Karl cleans his cossie he just washes them with normal car shampoo and then polishes them afterwards
he's got compomotive MO's on at the moment, polishing his OZ superturismo's used to be a nightmare lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:03 am

yeah i wouldnt use wheel cleaner on splits as its very aggressive AG make a wheel cleaner but dont know if its any good
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:33 am

Soapy water only for me... And good old rim wax afterwards...
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:13 pm

well my wheels are a bit rough so i dont bother wax em! i really need loan some whees with good tyres over winter so i can get mine re-firbed
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:37 pm

DaveMK3 wrote:
Just use car shampoo and a wheels brush.

Yeah thats all i use, takes forbloodyever lol!!
What kind of wax do people use on there wheels then??
make/price etc

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:31 pm

Rim wax £14.99, Theres also poorboys wheel sealant.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:40 am

Yeah i use meguiars metal polish on the rms. Its in a purple tub with green lid. Considering investing in some poorboys as i have heard nothing but good stuff about it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:57 am

i just use the left overs from washing my car lol so meguiars gold class shampoo FTW
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:42 pm

lol fair one you still got them seat wheels chris??
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:36 pm

I so need to add another layer of wax to the rims... but the dirt is protecting them right now Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:12 pm

found a wiked wheel cleaner when i last cleaned my car auto glym engine and machine clean its a non agressive de-greaser it lifted the break dust stright off but then it revealed a nice layer of road tar all over my wheels any idea how to get this off ??
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:20 pm

I've heard fantastic stuff about this..

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/bilberry-wheel-cleaner-5-litre/prod_504.html

Next year I will invest in some good cleaning products Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:33 pm

I either use Chemical Guys - Premium Blue Rim & Wheel Cleaner or Valet Pro - Bilberry Wheel Cleaner. Both i can assure seem to be really good products.

Oh and if its any help to anyone i get all of my cleaning products from Cleanyourcar.co.uk

I find them more helpful then halfrauds
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:11 pm

bilberry is indeed a very good cleaner, but maybe a little too harsh on polished, chromed wheels!

a neutral shampoo, hot water and a wheels brush normally works for me.

@ wrighty - have you tried claying your wheels dude? a medium grade clay should do the trick ida thort Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:19 pm

yeah ive thought about it but they are batterd so tbh i might just get a wheel refirbed at a time might go black so you cant see the dirt lol
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel cleaning Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:32 pm

well i brought some wheel cleaner from ed38 and i decided on auto glym custom wheel cleaner very good stuff! worth the £6.99
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