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Old 10-10-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Thoughts on best tire and wheel cleaners....

They all say they are the best, but what would you guys recommend? Something that is relatively easy to use, and looks great....also what kind of brush is best and easiest to work with? Thanks....
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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This is discussed at least monthly. Look back through the threads or perform a search. The Sonax cleaner is popular lately.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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I use the DI EZ detail brush on my wheels and it works nicely.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:23 AM   #4
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:58 AM   #5
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If you're looking for something that works well and is cost effective, check out Griot's Garage Heavy Duty Wheel Cleaner.

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Old 10-18-2011, 12:59 AM   #6
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What do you recommend for extreme heavy duty insane brake dust build up? I've tried simple green, 00 fine steel wood pad, even sandpaper it wont take the brakedust out. It's caked on so bad, and my finish is chrome so I'm afraid to use Meguiars Wheel Brightener although I can always dilute it.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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I will recommend you to use vacuum cleaner. As with the blower you can clean any part.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:48 AM   #8
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:27 AM   #9
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Any decent car wash soap, and a microfiber towel or a soft brush, and some extra time. Almost every single wheel cleaner out there will damage some type of wheel. I have seen just about every one damage something. Soap and water works best, it just takes time. Invest your money in getting some brushes or microfiber tools that reach any parts that are hard to reach. Especially if they are aftermarket wheels, that you invested good money in. If there is a lot of build up, then try Iron X to remove it, and then try to keep them clean. I keep a microfiber towel and some instant detailer in the trunk, and I try to wipe them down when I get home. Brake dust is highly reactive, so leaving it on the wheel is bad news. Don't spray it on the hot wheel, just spray it on the towel. Not letting it sit on there will prevent a lot of damage, and make them a lot easier to clean on wash day. Wheel cleaners are for people who don't want to spend a little time on their wheels. If you paid good money for them, then take a little time to keep them looking good.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:36 AM   #10
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Use meguar's wheel cleaner products with soft bristle wheel brush.
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