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Old 08-17-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Anyone found a good wax/polish for wheels that will make them easier to clean and protect them from the dreaded brake dust?
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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Mine had all kinds of impurities - optical ones included! I just went off and buy new wheels

Sorry for not being helpful, just being over happy that's all
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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I just take the wheels off once a year...give them a thorough cleaning...and apply a coat of basic cleaner wax. Like a Meguir's NXT Tech Wax. Brake dust comes right off.
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I have spoke (not wire) wheels. About once a month I'd sit on an upside down water bucket, then spend an hour or more scrubbing the the damned things, spoke by spoke, never got them clean enough to suit me. Seriously considered having them repainted.
Then I discovered SONAX wheel cleaner. Spray it on, let it sit couple of minutes, then rinse with high pressure water stream, like those available at your local coin operated DIY car wash. Dust comes right off, also, really brightens the wheels, and this stuff seems to have a repellent effect.
Buy mine @ AMAZON.

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #5
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I have spoke (not wire) wheels. About once a month I'd sit on an upside down water bucket, then spend an hour or more scrubbing the the damned things, spoke by spoke, never got them clean enough to suit me. Seriously considered having them repainted.
Then I discovered SONAX wheel cleaner. Spray it on, let it sit couple of minutes, then rinse with high pressure water stream, like those available at your local coin operated DIY car wash. Dust comes right off, also, really brightens the wheels, and this stuff seems to have a repellent effect.
Buy mine @ AMAZON.
Thanks, I will try it.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #6
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RejeX wax with Armor All Wheel Protectant as a topper. Awesome combo.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:22 PM   #7
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I bought a flexible wheel cleaning mop / brush (it's about 15 to 18" long with handle) at Meijer and used it today for the first time with Simple Green to get deep into the OEM 18" Turbo Twists. MAN................I should of bought one of those things years ago, made cleaning behind the spokes a breeze.

Hearing the horror stories regarding what a pita it is to keep BBS LM type wheels clean is why I've stuck with the 5 spoke Turbo Twists.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #8
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.:: WheelWax ::.

After I put it on my wheels the first time - I couldn't stop looking at them. They looked AMAZING. They also have a tire dressing that works nicely.
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^^ +1. I get it from Discount Tire.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:07 PM   #10
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Has anyone tried wheel wax on the red brake calipers? I've spent more time on these than the rest of the car put together. After trying all kinds of products that left them clean but dull I found really good results with olive oil believe it or not. Gives them an amazing shine after cleaning.
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I'm using Meguiar's Carnuaba Plus, which is a hybrid of real carnauba and synthetic polymers. Since I wash the wheels weekly, I wanted something with some staying power. To help clean them I found a little synthetic sheepskin "brush" that I whip around inside the spokes. I've been using very dilute Simple Green, but I have to say this Sonax stuff sounds interesting...
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I park my car for the winter and every spring I take off the wheels - wash, swissvax regular cleaner and then a coat of swissvax autobahn wheel wax. It lasts me thru the summer.
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Wow, that Swissvax looks like the stuff that would do the job! HERE
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #14
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Any wax works. Don't over think it.
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Any wax works. Don't over think it.
No, swissvax autobahn is great. It has Teflon in it. Swissvax even recommends it on the front bumper and mirrors and use the regular swissvax for the rest of the car.
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Any wax works. Don't over think it.
+1.

For the amount of work involved I'd rather just clean my wheels more frequently since they'll eventually get dirty anyhow.
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