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Old 06-03-2002, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default keepin white rims clean?

what is the best way to keep white rims clean? I have the rota sub-zeros and they are always dirty with brake dust and dirt and crap..... I heard thet if you put a thick coat of wax on it that the dirt and stuff doesnt stick as much.

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Old 06-03-2002, 03:17 AM   #2
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I'm sure it will stick.. but it will be easier to wash off
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Old 06-03-2002, 10:30 AM   #3
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good question.... i wanted to powder coat my stock rims white for winter use, but they would be dirty and crappy looking all the time.

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Old 06-03-2002, 03:28 PM   #4
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An old trick that I heard about is actually spraying the rims with something like Pam. After you clean the rims, put a coat of wax on them, then spray some Pam on them. Any dirt or brake dust won't stick to the rims, and all you have to do is hose them clean


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Old 06-03-2002, 03:43 PM   #5
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Pam is actually what a lot of people use on step-in bindings on snowboards so that the snow doesn't clog the claws and the tabs, and it works great.
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Old 06-03-2002, 04:38 PM   #6
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I bet PAM will keep your tires shiny too

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Old 06-03-2002, 10:33 PM   #7
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so clean you can eat off it Ha Ha Ha Ha HA because of the Pam....yea....get it.....

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Old 06-03-2002, 11:06 PM   #8
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Find out if the powdercoating shop can put a clearcoat on the rims. Local guy here has powercoated gold stock rims with a clearcoat and he says that the dirt wipes right off.

I'm planning on the white look too...

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Old 06-27-2002, 08:49 AM   #9
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I had a set of wheels I painted white on my old Z28. I clear coated them after about a week of daily cleaning. I just used an engine enamel "clearcoat".

I was going to post a new thread in regards to another trick I use. I take Kit EZ Shine wax (its one of those spray-on quickie deals) and spray a bunch on a rag. I then wipe down my gold Rotas with it respraying the rag every now and then. This seems to make my wheels easier to clean when I wash it. I use the Kit stuff for no special reason. I get it cheap through work.
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Old 07-07-2002, 03:14 AM   #10
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Be careful using PAM as to not overspray. I did this my dirtbike to help with the mud, and upon finding only dust, the PAM actually helped the dust collect all over my bike, and the engine heat baked it on...just a warning
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Old 07-07-2002, 07:48 AM   #11
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Get some low-dust brake pads.

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Old 07-07-2002, 01:14 PM   #12
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Yep, Low dust pads

maybe try some Zaino bros Z6 spray. For some reason it keeps dust away on my car.

Its black and i was washing it about 2-3 times a week to keep it clean. After i got the Zaino spray i wash it maybe once a week and spray it w/ zaino about the same.

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Old 07-07-2002, 07:50 PM   #13
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Don't spray your wheels with Pam.

It works during the winter (sort of) if you're doing a lot of donuts and you don't want snow sticking in clumps on your wheels. It also works for stopping large amounts of mud from sticking. But it makes brake dust, road dust and pretty much any small particles stick to the surface.

Take two spoons, spray one with pam, leave the other one clean. Then go and blow dust over them both. You'll see what I mean.
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Old 07-07-2002, 10:14 PM   #14
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I've been washing my TE's (white) w/ soap and water and although they cleaned up pretty good, I noticed what i thought were several nicks out of the paint. Then I read a post about waxing your wheels and thought I'd give it a try. I used Mother's cleaner wax and all the "nicks" are gone- must have been tar or some other stubborn substance. I was estatic to say the least. They do clean easier now also.

As a side note, the Mother's cleaner wax did a wonderful job in removing a terrible orange streak along the side of my white rex (somebody must have thrown a cone at my car during a autox event as I've never hit one ).

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Old 07-08-2002, 12:41 PM   #15
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Don't spray anything on your wheels while they are on the car. What ever you get on your wheels will end up on your brakes. Spray into a rag and apply, or just take the wheel off. Tire and wheel cleaners have caused brake pad squeel, and you just plain don't want to spray Pam on your rotors. Anti stick = anti friction = just plain bad for braking. It might come off with the first application of braking, but if you need to stop NOW, you don't want anything on there.


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Old 05-30-2011, 07:52 AM   #16
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I used Mother's wax on my white Rota G-Force and it worked better than expected!

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Old 05-30-2011, 02:03 PM   #17
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lol. Funny I just sprayed aircraft grade silicone all over my rims. Lets see if it helps. I dont care but it was bugging my dad.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:22 PM   #19
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just purchased a wrx couple weeks ago and i was thinking going white rims. not 100% but if they're always dirty that would be annoying. but my cars black so i have to wash it weekly anyways...
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:39 AM   #20
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i just bought a bottle of this:

it's a bit expensive but my local detail shop loves it and swears by their other products. i havent used it yet so i cant give a first had experience. rims go on in about 3 weeks.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:24 AM   #21
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I had always polished the rims with a wax (once they were cleaned and new) than makes it easier to wipe the dust away
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:51 AM   #22
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sonax to get the grime off, then a wheel wax to keep them clean.
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