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Old 06-17-2007, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default Keeping STi wheels clean inside the rim?

I have been driving the car for a few weeks now, and the outside of the wheels is doing good but the inside of the rims are black as night. Caked with brake dust & tar from the road. Is there a detailing tool to assist with getting in there, or should I just remove the wheels one by one, clean them, clean the calipers and put them back on?

Just wondering how all of you go about this task.. I'm sure someone else doesn't let the dirt just stay in there all the time.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:01 AM   #2
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the easy most effective way is to just take them off and clean them
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:09 AM   #3
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There's lots of wheel brushes out there. Quality varies, if you want to be sure you're getting something good then shop at a place like www.GriotsGarage.com
They're expensive, but it's good stuff.

I'd say a better method would be to get pads that don't dust as much, whenever it's time for you to get new ones.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:01 AM   #4
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Put some A55 into it. You can use either soapy water after u wash your car. Or get some degreaser spray it on the wheel inside and all soak it, dont drown it but after you let it sit.. dont let it dry all the way, degreaser takes a liking to eating away clear coats, but as long as it u keep it wet and move it around its alright. Get one of those dish washing cup sponges with a handle and scrub those rims. Its not hard. It takes me about 1-2 mintues a wheel. I do wash my car about 2 times a week tho. And I do apologize but i just realized this was for STi rims. My method works for every rim thats not so close together. Sorry.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tips gang, I removed the wheels today and cleaned the inside as well as I could with soapy water.. They are a mess anyway it appears that when they applied the xzilon to my car the wheels must have already been dirty. Maybe I'll go get angry until they either kick me out, or comp me some wheels for applying the protectant on top of the filth.

I really hate lazy techs - this dealership I got the car from has some great guys, and some real morons.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:12 PM   #6
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They are a mess anyway it appears that when they applied the xzilon to my car the wheels must have already been dirty.
Off Topic but since you mentioned it, how do you like that Xzilon stuff? Is it worth it?
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:22 PM   #7
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Yeah, x2.. What's the deal with that stuff?
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