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Old 06-03-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default looking for an amazing wheel cleaner

running slotted rotors and the carbotech panther pluses.. and the brake dust on their is stuck on.. i cant even get it off with a pressure washer. it's going to take me hours per wheel to scrape it off with my finger and a rag and soap.. any ideas or products that might help? I've also scratched my wheel up pretty bad with the previous method.

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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I like Meguire's wheel cleaner, a bristle brush, a little elbow grease, and a nice coat of wax to minimize the work next time around.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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I have always had good results from standard Armor All wheel cleaner.
Although I clean my wheels once/week or more. Since you are going long enough to actually get dust caked on to the point where it is hard to remove with anything other than water and a towel, IMO you need to clean them more often. It's just the nature of the beast...
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:22 PM   #4
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yea i know, i've broken free of a horrible addiction, CRACK! well no, not really, broke away from my addiction to world of warcraft and i'm not neglecting my car and other things anymore. it was a very dark time.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:48 PM   #5
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yea i know, i've broken free of a horrible addiction, CRACK! well no, not really, broke away from my addiction to world of warcraft

I am currently hooked to that game too. But I've managed to pry myself away on saturday mornings to clean my car.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:13 PM   #6
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I like Meguire's wheel cleaner, a bristle brush, a little elbow grease, and a nice coat of wax to minimize the work next time around.
Werd.. I usually get 2 times around on one bottle.
Takes about 90% of the wheels dust off. I just use a damp rag to get the rest off.
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Old 06-03-2005, 02:14 PM   #7
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i use "automotive simple green" black bottle . works good on everything .
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Old 06-03-2005, 02:34 PM   #8
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A clay bar will help get the really stuck stuff off.
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:32 PM   #9
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won't brake parts cleaner work just as well? that's what i use on the inside of the rim before placing stick-on weights when i'm balancing it, and it gets rid of the brake dust and dirt pretty good.
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Old 06-03-2005, 05:06 PM   #10
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A harsh chemical cleaner will only do more harm then good.

You need to protect the wheel from the brake dust...

Clean your wheels with regular auto soap and water.
Dry, then apply a coat of RejeX protectant... You should be able to lessen the amount of cleanings and protect the wheels from the harsh dust from those brake pads.

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Old 06-03-2005, 05:10 PM   #11
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A coat of wax on the wheels will really help keep them clean. Other than that, any wheel cleaner will be fine, just make sure its not a chemical cleaner.


Side note. World of Warcraft, or wow as my roomate calls it, has changed his life. He constantly plays the damn game and i have to hear about what he did to gain every damn level. I HATE that game. you sould all burn your copies b4 it's too late for you....lol
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Old 06-03-2005, 05:13 PM   #12
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yea i just woke up one morning and i didnt feel like playing, well it was after i checked my played time.. close to 40 days.. so thats 40 x 24 hours of gaming... i couldve done something else a lot more productive than wow.. its a time sink, great game, but a huge time sink. i'm done with it, time to move on. if anybody wants to buy a lvl 60 priest with five epics and a lvl 45 rogue, lmk and a lvl 44 female dorf priest (my ex girlfriends account) that too

again thanks for all the input guys, need to spend an afternoon cleaning the wheels.
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Old 06-03-2005, 05:17 PM   #13
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Meguier's "Hot Rims"...your fingers will thank you!
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:30 AM   #14
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:59 AM   #15
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I second the hot rims its a pretty good product
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:09 AM   #16
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nah, just kidding. i have some glue left from the stickers on the inside of the rim face. got them used and the previous guy never took off the damn stickers!
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:13 AM   #17
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I usually keep a bottle of whatever wheel cleaner in the garage (they all seem to work equally well), but if I'm out I've used citrus degreaser with good results. Waxing definitely seems to help.
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:05 PM   #18
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http://www.p21s.com/products/bis_wc1.html

people seem to rave about this stuff; I have some on order. Get the gel stuff for heavy-duty cleaning. Coat w/Rejex after cleaning to keep the brake dust off.

fwiw, this was the only place I could find that carries both P21S and Rejex.
http://www.sportscarcare.com/scc/default.asp
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:05 PM   #19
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+1 orange blast its cheap and its good
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:11 PM   #20
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Eagle1 A2Z and a brush.
Brembos leave too much brake dust. Plain wheel cleaner wont remove all.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:02 PM   #21
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Quote:
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Meguier's "Hot Rims"...your fingers will thank you!
^^ +1 I like this stuff.

If you want to do it right, either clean your wheels first, (before the car) or take them off to clean them.

Take a look at this thread about wheel cleaners, and P21s

P21S wheel cleaner meets it's maker.
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:58 AM   #22
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If you want to do it right, either clean your wheels first, (before the car) or take them off to clean them.
Agree. I'm always concerned about overspray from the wheel cleaner and like the idea of washing the car afterwards just to make sure none is on the paint. I usually give mine the 'super clean' when I have them off for rotation every 6k.
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Old 08-05-2005, 05:43 PM   #23
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P21S wheel gel, then wheel wax

DONE
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Old 08-05-2005, 06:57 PM   #24
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Simple green is the only one I will use now! Works great.....
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:21 PM   #25
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I tried Rejex on my last set of STI silvers... I feel that it didn't do as much good as I thought really... oh well.
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