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Old 11-10-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default will this hurt a wheel

if i clean it with a steam cleaner... i know its noobish but i ran out of wheel cleaner
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:07 AM   #2
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use a hose and car soap then.. i've never used wheel cleaner or wheel wax on any of my wheels and they're fine
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:21 PM   #3
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Why would you clean a wheel with a steam cleaner? A pressure washer does pretty good. But nothing beats car soap and elbow grease.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:55 PM   #4
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Nothing beats a proper wheel cleaner with a wheel brush

read up in the detail section and check out some of the products the vendor sells in there

this stuff doesnt strip paint, it only takes the brakes dust off
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:38 PM   #5
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I've used a steam cleaner before on my wheels. It works alright, and didn't hurt the wheel's finish. The only problem is that the brake dust seemed to just wash off of where I was steaming, and stick somewhere else. I still had to break out the soap and water to get the wheels really clean. But it did work great for cleaning out little niches and crevices that you otherwise wouldn't be able to get to.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:01 AM   #6
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Spray with water and then some degreaser. Wipe, wipe, wipe (w/ a microfibre). Rinse with soapy water and go over missed areas. Rinse again and dry! Have fun.
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