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Wheel Cleaner

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Kmaiboy, May 2, 2018.

  1. May 2, 2018 at 4:09 PM
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    Kmaiboy

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    I Just bought some used Rock Warrior wheels and don't think the old owner ever washed them. I spent over 10 minutes per wheel trying to get all the dirt, brake dust, etc... Anyone have recommendations on a good product to clean with?
     
  2. May 2, 2018 at 4:31 PM
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    I'd use brake cleaner. Then dawn dish soap and hot water. Then some spray wheel cleaner and polish followed by some kind of spray wax or sealant, like hydro2.
     
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  3. May 2, 2018 at 4:41 PM
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    SouthBoundSteve New and Improved Ron said it would work.....

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    Isn’t Brake cleaner a little aggressive?
     
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    I think it is, but it'll work and as long as it doesn't dry on the wheels and you wash it off good I think it's ok
    Edit...maybe wd40 would be safer
     
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  6. May 2, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    I wouldnt use brake cleaner on any type of paint at all. Maybe raw metals, but nothing painted.

    @Kmaiboy look into sonax wheel cleaner. Some pretty good stuff. Don’t know how bad your rim is but sonax pulled some caked dust off my Acura rl inner barrel without damaging the finish.

    Is kmaiboy like khmerboy?
     
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  7. May 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    lol I've always used kmaiboy because back in the day khmerboy was always taken. I'm going to order some Sonax today and the wheels aren't too bad just some hard areas to apply pressure while washing.
     
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  8. May 3, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    just be sure the rim isn’t hot. Let it cool down before applying the sonax. Depending on how caked it is you can let it sit. Some YouTube videos on it if u need.

    @froggy78 loves kadaw btw.
     
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  9. May 3, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    I hope @froggy78 is a girl lmao
     
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  10. May 3, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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  11. May 3, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    Lol wtf. Can't get away from all the khmer rouge.
     
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  12. May 9, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    Consider Griots Heavy Duty Wheel cleaner, which I believe can be bought locally, if you have a Pep Boys nearby. Every once in a while, they offer it 25% off. Stuff is kind of smelly, but it does a nice job. I'm not positive, but I think either Autozone or Advance Auto Parts may carry it as well.
     

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