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Just as the thread says, watch and learn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wy9Cyf2CMc Here I am washing the wheels on the Vette with soap and water. Look at how dirty the water is after

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Old 09-07-2014, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just as the thread says, watch and learn.


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Here I am washing the wheels on the Vette with soap and water. Look at how dirty the water is after cleaning 3 of the 4 wheels. All of that dirt came off the wheels and wheel wells using nothing but soap and water. For folks who have to use anything more than soap and water, you need to learn how to wash your wheels more than once a month. Then they will come clean a LOT easier. That's not rocket science, that's just common sense.

Save your money and quit buying unnecessary cleaning supplies!

Notice that as I wash a car, I keep the entire car wet as I go. That eliminates the possibility of water spots.

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Speaking of wheels, how do you get dirt buildup off the crevices? I use a washer but the water pressure could not get the buildup off. Thanks!
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That depends on what size crevices you're talking about. Post a picture of your wheels.
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Thanks Junkman! There are crevices where the center pc and spoke connect to the barrel. Soft brush? Concerned about scratching the barrel's finish.

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There is no such animal as a soft brush that won't scratch. ALL brushes scratch.. That's a "take each tire off the car on a Saturday morning and spend intimate time with each wheel" kind of detail. THEN, don't allow them to get that dirty again. There are products out there that will get them clean with no effort at all but if your wheels are chrome or painted, that stuff will eventually cause the chrome to start bubbling up or permanently stain the paint. If whatever your wheels have on them is not what they are made of, then it has been applied to the wheel and it will eventually come off if you use some harsh enough stuff. Eagle 1 wheel cleaner comes to mind. It'll get them clean alright after it gags you to death. That right there should be a sign that it's some dangerous stuff.
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I agree... That what I do 2x a month remove the wheels to clean thoroughly crevices. It takes almost 1/2 a day just to finish them.
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I agree... That what I do 2x a month remove the wheels to clean thoroughly crevices. It takes almost 1/2 a day just to finish them.
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........That's a "take each tire off the car on a Saturday morning and spend intimate time with each wheel" kind of detail. .........
Thanks Junkman2008! Not the answer I wanted to hear but it seems logical to me.


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........ THEN, don't allow them to get that dirty again.
Not impossible but challenging where I live with all that dust and it is a daily driver.
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Yes, it will be a lot of work for you but if it is important enough to you....
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Remember, applying a carnuba paste wax to your wheels will help keep dirt from sticking to them.
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Nice, haven't heard that one but I think I'll put that one in the phrase bank.

PS thanks for all the tips Junkman!
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I agree... That what I do 2x a month remove the wheels to clean thoroughly crevices. It takes almost 1/2 a day just to finish them.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Thanks Junkman, I will keep that in mind!
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Junkman,i have hardened waw in multiple cracks and it seems impossible to get out. any tips/
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That's going to be next to impossible to remove. You'll have to take the panels apart to get most of that stuff out and even then, you won't get rid of all of it.
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