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      10-04-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Wheel cleaner

Any good wheel cleaner you guys can recommend for the forged wheels ? Any precautions while cleaning the forged wheels ? I am seeing lot of brake dust so just need some advise.

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whatever cleaner you're going to use, wax them afterward and it will be a bit easier to clean the next time.

I just use soap & water. For the deeper clean due to brake dust, use either one ...

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Any good wheel cleaner you guys can recommend for the forged wheels ? Any precautions while cleaning the forged wheels ? I am seeing lot of brake dust so just need some advise.

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Ask the guys at Performance Auto Spa in Dublin where you got your clear bra installed. They should be able to provide some good options.
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ya, I ordered lot of stuff from Adams polishes and just got the delivery today....Looking forward to start cleaning the car myself. Let see how long this last...LOL

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Ask the guys at Performance Auto Spa in Dublin where you got your clear bra installed. They should be able to provide some good options.
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I also use Griot's garage wheel cleaner, I have found that you have to provide some type of agitation no matter what type of cleaner you use. Often times soap and water will do the job with some good old fashioned elbow grease. My new wheels are gunmetallic finish to combat this issue! Good luck.
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I also use Griot's garage wheel cleaner, I have found that you have to provide some type of agitation no matter what type of cleaner you use. Often times soap and water will do the job with some good old fashioned elbow grease. My new wheels are gunmetallic finish to combat this issue! Good luck.
+1. I find it works as well as any other clearner at a more reasonable price than P21S. Plus, and it may just be marketing spin, but to quote their website "BBS, Dayton Wire Wheel Company™, and The Tire Rack® have all approved our Wheel Cleaner for all of their wheels."
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I have been using Zaino's CS (Clear Seal) for the wheels on many cars and it's great to help getting break dust off. With CS you can easily just wipe the wheel down or simple hose the dust off .
It works really well
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To clean your wheels I would suggest Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner and some good brushes - if you keep on top of your wheels I would suggest the gentle brushes - like the Wheel Woolies or if you don't have the time pick up EZ-Detail Brush

Before shot of the wheel



Sprayed it on, and it was immediately green as stated in the directions


Started to turn purple within minutes



Take a look at it cleaning. (this was after quickly using the Uber Spoke Brush and Uber Boar's Hair Brush nothing crazy just a quick brushing)





Used a power washer (Cam Spray) and they looks great!



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