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Old 12-13-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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dirty to clean wheels.

So it rained lately around here and i got caught in it! so my wheels were all gummed up. So I did a nice deep clean and just wanted to post some before and after pics. I actually went and took the whole wheel off just to make it even more thorough.












and now the AFTER pics.










phew...
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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Nice!
What did you use to clean them?
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:43 AM   #3
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Nice, most people don't clean the inside of the wheel.

May I suggest you use this to clean the wheel nut area.
http://www.eshine.ca/clean_wheel_nut_and_cavity_cleaner-3030.php?cat=14

The OCD part of me also wants to tell you that the center caps should point to the valve stem.

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Old 12-14-2009, 11:29 AM   #4
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^ That's pretty smart.

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Those spoked wheels lend themselves to waxing to cut down on dust.
I don't mess with Wheel Wax brand because I found it to be a little to hard to remove. I use any old acrylic (synthetic--as in not carnauba) wax, eitehr liquid or paste. Particularly the inside of the wheel. Then I use my go to antistatic spray (Finish Kare 425 from www.autogeek.net). After about a week the brake dust rolls right off with a simple Optimum No Rinse bucket mix and a soft wheel face brush. All four come clean in about five minutes.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:00 PM   #5
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I used a household degreaser it was a pretty mild one tho something that i use on my Caphalon tephlon pans

i thought about a wheel was but i dont have one yet... ill have to see what i can get in the near future.
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