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Old 12-24-2015, 07:37 PM   #1
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Wheel cleaning advice needed.

Ok, so I thought my '12 PP wheels were a pain to clean. Not as much as my '16 PP wheels are!

Need advice to make cleaning of them faster and less labor intensive. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 12-25-2015, 06:24 AM   #2
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:39 AM   #3
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Not an option atm lol.

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Wax them inside and out (two coats). Reapply wax each time you rotate tires...it'll make it so they clean easy.
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I guess I need to do a search for a small soft brush to get between the spokes easier.

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Old 12-25-2015, 01:25 PM   #6
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I get these really long soft bristle brushes from the local Harley shop.
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These would definitely save some time and labor compared to my '15 PP wheels. Sure would like to trade for a set of these. lol
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I bought an attachment for my drill that does the job, but not sure how long it will last. It's pointy at the end, and mushrooms out progressively toward the drill.
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Good deal. Haven't had a chance to search yet, but I'm sure I'll find something .

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I found this at autozone for $5-10. It's microfiber and soft. Has foam underneath so it gives and then springs back. The tag said it was for cleaning wheels. Click image for larger version

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I found this at autozone for $5-10. It's microfiber and soft. Has foam underneath so it gives and then springs back. The tag said it was for cleaning wheels. Attachment 195187


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Looks like that will work! Thanks for the pic!

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I use a product by Adams Premium Car Care. He sells a wheel kit that works magic and even has some videos on how to do it efficiently. Once I started using it I never looked back here's a link and a pic.

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Old 12-26-2015, 04:43 PM   #13
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Here's the link to the kit


http://adamspolishes.com/adam-s-ulti...-tire-kit.html

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I use their lug nut brush and it works amazingly, i use it for the whole wheel instead.
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Just be aware that most "cleaners" are for junkyard and old 80s chrome rims. My rims are actually covered in clear-coat over the metal, so basically, clean it exactly like you would your car's paint. Harsh cleaners that aren't much different than toilet bowl cleaner are a no-go if you want them to look good after a couple of years. Of course, if they're already faded and worn, it's probably no huge deal. Waxing it makes a world of difference.
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I don't use any wheel cleaners. I use the same car wash soap that I use on the rest of the car.

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wheel cleaners

Watch out using wheel cleaning products. Some contain hydrofluoric acid so if you have pits in the clear coat you will end up with a real mess on your hands.
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These look like they may do the job--thanks.
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Most reputable detailing companies that have wheel cleaner make it PH neutral and perfectly safe for modern wheels.
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Use a good sealant,protection will last longer

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Anyone have any recommendations for rims with a matte black finish ?


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Another vote for ADAMS wheel cleaner/ anything you need to clean a car. USA made and great products.
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When I Armour-All the tire sidewalls, I use the same rag that I soak the excess off the tires to wipe down the wheels (foundry black wheels). The wheels look great and brake dust never seems to accumulate at all-
The acids in the "good" wheel cleaners are hell on brake components as well as wheel finishes/clearcoats
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Ill need to try this looks great, and my rims get dirty as soon as i get out of car wash, what would you recommend to protect nice shiny look on them as long as possible?
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