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Old 03-31-2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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Wheel cleaner safe for chrome?

As much as i love my rims, its a pain in the ass to clean! BBS style mesh rims, and to top it off, chrome!

anything; that actually works; i can spray on and apply to the wheels? i dont mind using the brush, bit even then it can only get so much dirt off, even a tooth brush is only so good. and yes i do take very good care of them wheels =)

A decently good wheel cleaner product, that wont kill my wallet, but isnt so cheap that i question if its made in china.


No, i didnt clean them before taking a picture... yes i know they are dirty. yes it was raining earlier




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Old 03-31-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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Also in the process of asking a question, showing off the large lip
911fanatic will be able to recommend something for you for sure

Check these out while you wait

http://www.autowerkesexclusive.com/p...ner/index.html
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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its not a large enough lip! if i knew what i know now when i bought the wheels, i would have went with a 20x11 +43 5in lip
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p21s wheel gel to clean it, and seal the wheels to help future cleaning, than after you can just use a stronger soap dilution to clean, swissvax wheel brushes are nice for the face of the rims
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I carry P21S spray(19.75), P21S Gel(22.25), Autoglym Custom Wheel Cleaner ( my personal favorite-19.95) and Blackfire Gel Tire & Wheel Cleaner (15.95 ). You can top them with Poorboys Wheel Sealant (22.00)
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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when i had my chrome wheels, the guys on vipstylecars.com told me to use windex window cleaner, and then hot water afterwards to rinse without water spots.
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I use an all purpose cleaner diluted with water.
spray on liberally, scrub, rinse off right away.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:06 AM   #8
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ok guys, thanx, im taking notes, and when i get a chance, ill swing out to get schooled some more...

what do you think about that meguirs chrome cleaner? its not a polish is it? i just happened to swing thru canadian tire (needed to pick up some lithium grease) and saw this stuff. is it even any good? i donno, when i hear polish, i think of other polishes which remove a little bit off... which i dont want!

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shoei:

mothers powercone: http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05146.html
mothers powermetal: http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05148.html (not sure if safe for chrome though)
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and park the wheel on top of a clean piece of cardboard or similar so that your polishing stuff dosen't accidentally drag on the ground and pick up stuff that will scratch because you are so low-profile (i learned that the hard way)
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shoei, just clean it with windex and a good MF cloth.

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yeah, you try that with like 20 spokes per wheel to clean in and around. my 2 dolla daiso brush is almost done for, need to look for a soft enough brissel thin brush to get around the spokes!
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ez-detail wheel brush, swissvax wheel brush
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yeah, you try that with like 20 spokes per wheel to clean in and around. my 2 dolla daiso brush is almost done for, need to look for a soft enough brissel thin brush to get around the spokes!
I hear you there. I've got similar wheels, xxr 006's. The spokes are a paaaaain to clean!
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the meguires rim cleaners are great. most of the time i just spray on and rinse off but iff there real dirty i just use a car wash brush to give them a quick brush before i rinse. (i dont use the brush on my car lol only use it for rims so i dont have to bend down) and meguires also makes a rim cleaner specificaly for chrome rims
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yeah, you try that with like 20 spokes per wheel to clean in and around. my 2 dolla daiso brush is almost done for, need to look for a soft enough brissel thin brush to get around the spokes!
patient is key OLD grasshopper....

anyways i bought a wheel brush and a wheel pipe cleaner looking thing made by meguires and it works awesome...

i got lots of spokes on my rims too shoei...lol

the brush and brissle pipecleaner saved my back....definately worth the 60 bucks.

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hmm, meguirs makes that yellow brush? hmm, let me see if i can get some dimension details. its has to be small enough to fit in the space between the spokes, roughly slightly under an inch.
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patient is key OLD grasshopper....

anyways i bought a wheel brush and a wheel pipe cleaner looking thing made by meguires and it works awesome...

i got lots of spokes on my rims too shoei...lol

the brush and brissle pipecleaner saved my back....definately worth the 60 bucks.

Where the hell did you pay $60 for it?!?! I got mine for $24USD before shipping.
http://properautocare.com/mejubrpa.html
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hmm, meguirs makes that yellow brush? hmm, let me see if i can get some dimension details. its has to be small enough to fit in the space between the spokes, roughly slightly under an inch.
They will fit trust me. It surprised me the first time I used it. My sisters jetta has rims that just barely go over the brakes and it surprised the hell out of me when I found it was able to fit. It should definitely fit, the tire brush they have in the package is excellent as well. Definitely gets the tires clean and ready for dressing.
http://properautocare.com/mejubrpa.html

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Where the hell did you pay $60 for it?!?! I got mine for $24USD before shipping.

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hmm, meguirs makes that yellow brush? hmm, let me see if i can get some dimension details. its has to be small enough to fit in the space between the spokes, roughly slightly under an inch.
yes sir!...that shit is good stuff....make sure to get the pipecleaner one aswell....it gets what the brush cant....but prepare for a some soap stains on your clothes and face.
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+1 on the meguiars brush.

Wax your wheels after. Then you won't have to worry about it so much.
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i wax the wheels twice a year... before i put them away, and right before i put them on...
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wow that meguires is a crazy package, but i can only see myself using one or 2 of those brushes.

i already have a tire scrubbing brush, pretty good one too. for interior haha, i snagged one of my sis's old makeup brushes . its awesome for getting into the vents! i use one of those swiffer things to dust the interior first.

anyhow, thanx for the suggestions guys, i just picked up the meguires wheels brush. gonna give that a try next car wash!

now gonna look into all those goodies ken has at his shop.
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where did you pick up the package from? the link above say it's out of stock.
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i picked up only the wheel brush. any place that carries meguires carries the brush.

i went to lordco.

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