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Old 02-13-2009, 12:16 AM   #1
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whats up guys. im not sure if this goes in this subforum or in the wheels and tires sub forum. i recently bought some anodized volks ce28 and are anodized bronze and have brake dust on them. i was wondering what do i use thats safe to clean them?
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:12 AM   #3
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Something like P21S Wheel Gel will be a safe cleaner. It is a little expensive but so are your rims so treat them right. This is a pH balanced cleaner safe for all wheels and will do a lot of the cleaning for you. Detailers Domain sells the product if they are out hit up Amazon.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:12 AM   #4
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Soap, water... Scotch Bright would help..
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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that stuff is acidic you cant use it on any thing anodized it will remove it
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:12 AM   #7
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whats up guys. im not sure if this goes in this subforum or in the wheels and tires sub forum. i recently bought some anodized volks ce28 and are anodized bronze and have brake dust on them. i was wondering what do i use thats safe to clean them?
....if it's not caked on, car wash soap and something to agitate it with (i.e. soft bristle brushes, towel, etc.). Don't use harsh wheel cleaners or harsh brushes/pads. If you find the brake dust is hard to remove, look into something like the P21s wheel gel like ctrent86 mentioned. It works well and is known in the detailing community to be a safe product for most (if not all) wheel types. In fact, I have yet to hear any issues resulting in damage from the use of it.

On a side note, I've used P21s and really liked it but found the cost/value just wasn't worth it for me. In most cases I find a soap solution works just as well since I keep my vehicles maintained on fairly regular basis. I use a boars hair brush, smaller ones for crevices, sometimes a MF towel and something called an EZ Detail (a long, bendable brush that allows me to clean the inner drum of the wheel & calipers). I still use/require cleaners at times so I started looking into various APC's (all purpose cleaners) as a solution. I currently use Meguiars APC & APC + and have (so far) been impressed. ....they are concentrated and require dillution based on the task. I would use the P21s products (like TAW and wheel gel), but at the rate I go through product, it's just not an economical choice for me. .....if I did this professionally or the performace of those products warranted the cost (compared to what I use now and my applications), it might be a different story.
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I bought the p21s. I read it's awesome. But the price did hurt my feelings.


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....if it's not caked on, car wash soap and something to agitate it with (i.e. soft bristle brushes, towel, etc.). Don't use harsh wheel cleaners or harsh brushes/pads. If you find the brake dust is hard to remove, look into something like the P21s wheel gel like ctrent86 mentioned. It works well and is known in the detailing community to be a safe product for most (if not all) wheel types. In fact, I have yet to hear any issues resulting in damage from the use of it.

On a side note, I've used P21s and really liked it but found the cost/value just wasn't worth it for me. In most cases I find a soap solution works just as well since I keep my vehicles maintained on fairly regular basis. I use a boars hair brush, smaller ones for crevices, sometimes a MF towel and something called an EZ Detail (a long, bendable brush that allows me to clean the inner drum of the wheel & calipers). I still use/require cleaners at times so I started looking into various APC's (all purpose cleaners) as a solution. I currently use Meguiars APC & APC + and have (so far) been impressed. ....they are concentrated and require dillution based on the task. I would use the P21s products (like TAW and wheel gel), but at the rate I go through product, it's just not an economical choice for me. .....if I did this professionally or the performace of those products warranted the cost (compared to what I use now and my applications), it might be a different story.
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....it works well. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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whats up guys. im not sure if this goes in this subforum or in the wheels and tires sub forum. i recently bought some anodized volks ce28 and are anodized bronze and have brake dust on them. i was wondering what do i use thats safe to clean them?
dude i know you bought that other ****, but dish soap + baking soda works sick. and everyone has it at home. that while scrubbing with an old toothbrush is ftw.
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car wash soap and water only on the anodization!!! I'd be careful with any wheel cleaners that claim to be "safe"

rainwater will eat up anodization if that tells u anything.
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and scrubbing an anodized wheel with and old toothbrush baking soda (are u serious) will just get ya scratches.
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