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Wheels dull, like has a film on them

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by dawn2014tundra4x4crewmax, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Jun 9, 2018 at 11:35 AM
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    dawn2014tundra4x4crewmax

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    Look at the image of my wheel. What is everyone that has this type wheel using for a cleaner?? I hate cleaning these wheels but i want them to shine after i do

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  2. Jun 9, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    I either use a specific wheel cleaner for my type of wheels or I wash them with regular car soap and a gentle brush or microfiber mitt specifically for my wheels. I treat them the same way I treat paint on my truck. Some wheel cleaners are only for chrome or aluminum. You need to read the side to make sure it is for your type of finish. You can etch them with the wrong stuff.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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    Thats what i have always done but now they r oxidized looking. I want a cleaner that cleans and shines the black AND the aluminum or whatever the silver is.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    I believe chemical guys has a spray detailer for that type of rim
     
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    Try CG decon and diablo. After clean and dry, apply their spray carnauba wax as you would on paint.

    I just cleaned my 4runner wheele this way and they look new, didn't snap any pictures though. I will when I get home.
     
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  8. Jun 9, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    U need to be resting ol timer, u have a meet to attend to tomorrow, I know where ya live if ya don't show up
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2018 at 2:40 PM
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  10. Jun 9, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    Wish I had before pics! These haven't been topcoated or waxed yet, but they were oxidized and dirty with tons of mud, dirt, and brake dust prior to washing. Took a lot of scrubbing to get them back here.


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  12. Jun 9, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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  13. Jun 9, 2018 at 11:54 PM
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    Did you use a chemical wheel cleaner on these wheels before?? Use the wrong product, it will fuck up the finish on your wheels. That's why I always use car wash soap/water and a yellow bug scrubber type of sponge along with a paint brush on my wheels.

    I did use chrome wheel cleaner on my old Cadillac that had basket wire wheels(not wire hubcaps, real deal wire wheels). That was some pretty nasty stuff, I had to use it unless I wanted to spend the next hour on each wheel with brushes and pipe cleaners trying to clean them. If you used that stuff on a clear coated or painted aluminum wheel, it would destroy the finish on that type of wheel.
     
  14. Jun 10, 2018 at 4:03 PM
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    dawn2014tundra4x4crewmax

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    Yesterday i just thought, i use the 303 aerospace protectant o my tires and black trim and inside so let me try it on these dang wheels. So i put it on the black part and it worked pretty good. It even made the silver part not look as bad as it was. So i will clean them with reg soap like the truck wash then i will use the 303. I have always loved the 303!!

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