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Old 05-27-2019, 01:13 PM   #76
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Since nobody has mentioned it....oven cleaner. Easy Off cuts right through brake dust and is paint and clear coat safe. Been using it for years with no problems. I spray it on the wheels before I wash the car. By the time I'm done washing the car, I go for the wheels. Sometimes the dust just washes right off using a hose but I usually just use Maguires Gold car wash and lightly scrub and they are back to new. Simple green also works great too but more effort.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:16 PM   #77
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Since nobody has mentioned it....oven cleaner. Easy Off cuts right through brake dust and is paint and clear coat safe. Been using it for years with no problems. I spray it on the wheels before I wash the car. By the time I'm done washing the car, I go for the wheels. Sometimes the dust just washes right off using a hose but I usually just use Maguires Gold car wash and lightly scrub and they are back to new. Simple green also works great too but more effort.


I kinda wanna try this now lol. I typically use P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner, I also use a separate bucket with just car wash soap after using and pressure washing off the P21S
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:29 PM   #78
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I use Meguairs Wheel Brightener, works great for me and eats brake dust and effectively cleans my wheels.

However, it only works well on wheels that are finished with a clear coat.

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Old 06-06-2019, 09:03 AM   #79
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https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/wheel+cleaner.do
These guys products took care of my 911 for over 25 years - all original - 155k miles.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:02 AM   #80
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:38 PM   #81
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I just started using CG Diablo and it seems to be good stuff. Watched some vids of it working really well for others and I've used CG stuff in the past and thought they were good products. Right now they are all I'm using. I may swap a few products as stuff runs out (like going to M105 and M205 for polishing).
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:42 PM   #82
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I've had great results with Gyeon Q2M Iron remover, Sonax full effect wheel cleaner, and Meg's Wheel Brightner.
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:40 PM   #83
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I really enjoy using chemical guys sticky wheel cleaner. It honestly shines my wheels really well. Itís relatively cheap too!
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:45 PM   #84
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I just use simple green undiluted. Wet wheel and tire, then spray on liberally. Let sit a few minutes then scrub with a brush and a rag where a brush won’t reach. My wheels and tires look brand new. I then spray a clean micro fiber with some spray wax and polish my wheels and put tire dressing on then wipe off excess. I don’t like the wet tire look too much. The next time you clean them it’ll be much easier. I don’t spend big money on detail products. Everything I use I get at autozone.mobdro lucky patcher kodi

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Old 07-05-2019, 01:03 AM   #85
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Meguire's wheel cleaner works well for me.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:37 AM   #86
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Oh... and OP. Get some different brake pads if the car is just a DD and wash you wheels more than once every 2 months. Life will be much easier.
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:13 AM   #87
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I use a universal degreaser. Put some in a garden sprayer and dilute it slightly with water. Works great. Cleans the tires well too
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Old 07-19-2019, 02:25 AM   #88
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I just use simple green undiluted. Wet wheel and tire, then spray on liberally. Let sit a few minutes then scrub with a brush and a rag where a brush wonít reach. My wheels and tires look brand new. I then spray a clean micro fiber with some spray wax and polish my wheels and put tire dressing on then wipe off excess. I donít like the wet tire look too much. The next time you clean them itíll be much easier. I donít spend big money on detail products. Everything I use I get at autozone.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:59 PM   #89
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I usually mix diluted Super Clean degreaser and diluted Meguiars wheel brightener with a layer of soap suds on top, and then finish it off with a combination of brushes to get the job done. Diluting it seems to make it not so harsh on different types of paint.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:57 AM   #90
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I just saw this 535MB Gloss Black 18 inch luxury wheels with Machined Face and Chrome T-Star Cap Wheels by TIS Wheels. Presenting one of the most innovative and luxury custom design wheels, an ideal for off-road enthusiasts available in different sizes.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:59 AM   #91
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adams wheel cleaner or sonax wheel cleaner are top tier
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:22 PM   #92
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I just use simple green undiluted. Wet wheel and tire, then spray on liberally. Let sit a few minutes then scrub with a brush and a rag where a brush wonít reach. My wheels and tires look brand new. I then spray a clean micro fiber with some spray wax and polish my wheels and put tire dressing on then wipe off excess. I donít like the wet tire look too much. The next time you clean them itíll be much easier. I donít spend big money on detail products. Everything I use I get at autozone.mobdro lucky patcher kodi

Iíve never used spray wax on my wheels. I just put some on to try it. If it works as good as it does everywhere else, Iíll be thanking you for the tip.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:57 PM   #93
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Default P&S Brakebuster (Wheel & Tires)

If you want something economical and efficient try out the Brakebuster by P&S. Bought a 16oz bottle for $12 and been using it for a couple of months and itís super effective and also you can dilute based on how light or heavily soiled your wheels are (Upto 10-1). When I usually detail my car, I just spray on and rinse of with a garden hose gun and it just comes off with the decent water pressure without agitation. But if itís heavily soiled I would agitate it. And it contains rust inhibitors so no more rusty rotors!

P.S I clean my exhaust tips with it too.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:19 PM   #94
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+1 on the P&S brake buster. Economical and knocks it out every time.

Or....

Auto fanatic wheel cleaner is pretty awesome and more costly but yields spectacular results.
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