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Old 01-25-2004, 01:29 AM   #1
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What is the best wat to clean really dirty wheels without scratching them?
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Old 01-25-2004, 12:16 PM   #2
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Simple Green wins all.

Wet the wheels, spray it on, wait for about 20 seconds, then go to town with a soft brush.
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Old 01-25-2004, 11:57 PM   #3
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Yep, Simple Green rules. Good for the tires too (and engines).

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Old 01-26-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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coo i gotta try that out then
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Old 01-26-2004, 01:17 PM   #5
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simple green does all!










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Old 01-26-2004, 10:05 PM   #6
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Get a good soft wheel brush and scrub.
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Old 01-27-2004, 11:47 PM   #7
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I like simple green too but this last time I tried Castrol Super Clean and wow that stuff works awesome. Also great for removing oil stains off the driveway.
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Old 01-28-2004, 01:33 AM   #8
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I use Purple Power! It's pretty much the same as simple green but I like it better...

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Old 01-28-2004, 02:49 AM   #9
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Don't use simple green. Instead, wax your wheels along with your car. Brake dust will be incredibly easy to come off after that with just normal car wash soap. If you use simple green afterwards, you'd just be stripping the wax right off the wheels again.
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Old 01-28-2004, 06:59 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Don't use simple green. Instead, wax your wheels along with your car. Brake dust will be incredibly easy to come off after that with just normal car wash soap. If you use simple green afterwards, you'd just be stripping the wax right off the wheels again.
I agree. If your wheels have wax on them, the brake dust will come right off.
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Old 01-28-2004, 07:20 AM   #11
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If you've been on the track you gotta use simple green. Mine get so bad that it would take forever just rubbing them with soap get them clean.
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Old 01-28-2004, 12:46 PM   #12
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i am going to try simple green today but a very very soft brush. That should do the trick seems like.
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