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Old 05-23-2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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How to clean WD40 off wheels???

Someone please help! I took my stock wheels off my car and had to use WD40 to get them off (even then it was still a huuuuuge pain in the ass) however the WD40 is almost impossible to get off the wheels.... anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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Wheel cleaner?
what kind though? (there is actually a lot of WD40 now that I look closely.... I was pretty frustrated at the time I guess )
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Old 05-23-2005, 01:18 PM   #5
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I can't remember what the brand I use is, but the spray bottle is jet black with some yellow writing on it. Usually it's right at the front of the counter in its own little cardboard display at Auto Zone. I used the turtle wax wheel cleaner once too, that works pretty well. I would also spend $3 on one of those little brushes, they work wonders on dirty wheels. If the stuff can dissolve brakedust I am sure it can get rid of your WD-40.
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I can't remember what the brand I use is, but the spray bottle is jet black with some yellow writing on it. Usually it's right at the front of the counter in its own little cardboard display at Auto Zone. I used the turtle wax wheel cleaner once too, that works pretty well. I would also spend $3 on one of those little brushes, they work wonders on dirty wheels. If the stuff can dissolve brakedust I am sure it can get rid of your WD-40.
a brand name woudl be good to know...? and thankfully I do have one of the $3 brushes and they are awesome( but it didn't do much with just soap and water) I need a more powerful solution before it ruins my wheels completely?
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:44 AM   #7
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bump.....I still have dirty/greasy wheels
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Old 05-24-2005, 11:04 AM   #8
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bump.....I still have dirty/greasy wheels
"Simple Green" mixed with water 40/60 will do the trick for you.
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Funny thing, a weird thick that i have used to take off all types of car grease and it has worked great from that black oily dirt on wheels that is impossible to get off to just cleaning parts.

Dish washing liquid! Weird but it works great for taking off all sorts of greasy items from washing hands, to wheels to parts. Unabrasive and every household has it!!
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Old 05-25-2005, 12:05 PM   #12
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I actually tried dishwashing liquid the first time....no luck. I will try to get some Simple Green e46myway... wheres a good place to buy it from?
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I actually tried dishwashing liquid the first time....no luck. I will try to get some Simple Green e46myway... wheres a good place to buy it from?

I think Home Depot carries it. They carry on their website.

Most hardware stores too. Sometimes available at Strauss Auto and similar.

Just call them before you go and ask.

The spray bottle costs about $3.99. The gallon concentrate about $12.

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Old 06-02-2005, 12:46 PM   #14
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I actually used a product called black magic... sprayed it on and waited 30 seconds like the directions say and everything came right off... they look better than they do when I bought the damn things!
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