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Old 07-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default What to use on matte Black Wheels?

Anyone have any luck with a product cleaning Matte Black Wheels.. I cant get all the brake dust off of them and don't want to use something that will mess up the finish
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Simple green a wheel brush and a lil elbow grease possibly.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
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some people will disagree, but Sonax wheel cleaner is excellent (although it might not be the best value for what it does).
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input ... Ill give it a go
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:43 PM   #5
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Laner are your wheels painted or powder coated matte black? What cleaners have you tried already?
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:42 AM   #6
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some people will disagree, but Sonax wheel cleaner is excellent (although it might not be the best value for what it does).
This.

The stuff is epic.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:36 AM   #7
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There the stock Rota Finish i would think they are Powder coated.. I have just used soap and water.. thought i would ask before trying something that could possible mess up the finish
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:18 PM   #8
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Sonax will not harm the finish on the wheels. Also after you finish washing the wheels dry them (don't want pesky water spots).

I myself have learned of a product that helps keep the wheel clean and looking new.

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:19 AM   #9
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a healthy coating of a REAL color other than matte black... which is about, oh 3 years played out?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:15 AM   #10
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That product above works wonders, i was introduced to it at a gas station by a group selling that ish
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:10 PM   #11
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I've had matte black wheels and a matte black race car for 5 years now. Regular wheel cleaner like Sonax works fine, to keep them clean I just use body shine (quick detailer) sprays on both the wheels and the paint.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:04 PM   #12
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rota flat black is just black paint theres no clear on them youll need something extra to stop them from looking white after cleaning.

I use a dab of wax, then later went and powdered my wheels smoked grey.
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:23 AM   #13
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If you try Sonax on the matte, let it dwell for 3-5 minutes before scrubbing; just don't let it dry on the wheel or you will have to reapply the cleaner and then scrub. Don't scrub the wheels with anything more aggressive than a 0000 scouring pad. Like stated, dry them after cleaning to mitigate water spots. And use a designated wheel sealant after the wheels are cleaned and any scratches are polished out. Poorboy's World Wheel Sealant is awesome and a must on any Subie wheels. It last for months and wheels can be cleaned with just soap and water after a couple applications.
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