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Old 07-31-2000, 08:04 PM   #1
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Lightbulb wheel cleaner?

I'm very anal retentive when it comes to maintenance and attempting to keeping my car clean. What do you recommend for cleaning alloy wheels? I've seen products from Castrol and tonight I bought a bottle of Armor All stuff, but it was dark before I got to use it. What's the best cleaner, and is there anything special that I need to do?
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Old 07-31-2000, 08:31 PM   #2
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Hey Matt, just use the same car wash you clean the whole car with, sponge & water! Some wheel cleaners can damage wheels and cloud their finish so all I use is car wash!

Hope this helps!
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Old 07-31-2000, 09:29 PM   #3
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I use Eagle One...

As for the clouding bit...well, considering that nothing ever lasts forever, I may as well keep it looking good in the process.
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Old 07-31-2000, 11:51 PM   #4
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I use the same stuff you just bought, Matt. The stuff works great on my rims. Just remember to follow the instructions. Also, after rinsing off the rims dry them off immediately so you won't have crap stuck on your rims .

- Eugene
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Old 08-01-2000, 12:02 AM   #5
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P21S wheel cleaner is the best.

It absolutely will not harm your wheels and it will not harm your brake parts. It is the only wheel cleaner recomended by ANY manufacturer. I've used everything else and nothing works as well or is as safe as P21S.
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Old 08-01-2000, 01:02 AM   #6
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I just use the same soap I use on the rest of my car. Just do the wheels last because otherwise you might scratch up the paint with the dirt you collect on the towel/rag/sponge...
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Old 08-01-2000, 06:09 AM   #7
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I use soap and water and wax them when I do the rest of the car. I also try and get a small sponge behind the spokes and run it around to try and get off the brake dust...
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Old 08-01-2000, 06:21 AM   #8
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Definitely use P21S. I agree with Pilot; IMO it's the best. I've never seen wheels get so clean/gleaming with anything else. I've also used AtoZ (Eagle 1?) and that works really well, too.
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Old 08-01-2000, 06:34 AM   #9
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I use the Castrol Super Clean...The stuff works so well that you don't hardly have to scrub the rims. I've been using the super clean for a couple years know and actually used it to break down brake build on my 87 Cougar (yea i know i was 18) But the rims on that car were so clean that could have been sold as almost new.

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Old 08-01-2000, 08:01 AM   #10
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Yeah if you can get P21S at your local auto mart....
However I am using Eagle One Alloy wheel cleaner and so far it's amzing. I don't use it too often though since I wash the alloys with my car shampoo anyways. Also I generally polish it and then give it a good coat of wax. Wheels look great! And I use it thru winter as well!
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Old 08-01-2000, 08:01 AM   #11
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Cool. Thanks for the help. I'll try the stuff I bought and see what happens tonight. As for the P21S, who makes it, and where could I buy it?
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