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ok, my friend just got a set of used wheels and there is grease, brake fluid, etc... on the rims. I usually just use soap and water but these are REALLY dirty and it didnt get it all off. So should i use stuff like simple green or degreaser?? Or wheel cleaners? I know some chemicals will damage the wheels. But what do you guys use?? any recomendations? Thanks, i appreciate it!
 

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Simple Green is too strong, even diluted.

I would also stay away from all cleaners that are touted as "spray on, hose off."

Try something like P21S or Griot's.
 

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Ega; 1 makes a sweet alloy wheel cleaner. I use it and it works nice. Or I use Boyd's paste wheel cleaner but that's a *****, only use for shows and stuff.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 99ludelover:
Ega; 1 makes a sweet alloy wheel cleaner. I use it and it works nice. Or I use Boyd's paste wheel cleaner but that's a *****, only use for shows and stuff.</font>
I second the Eagle 1 advice, however if they're really that dirty you may need to do them a few times and use somehting like a toothbrush to break up all the crap on them.
 

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ok, thanks for the advice. These are white wheels so they look nasty with this crap on it. So i guess i need something that will cut through this grease/brake fluid because its kinda like caked on there. But I will go try these products out. Any more recomendations? or advice?? thanks again!

[This message has been edited by H23Lude (edited March 31, 2001).]
 

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I'll third the Eagle 1. I use there A to Z wheel cleaner and a wheel brush. It has gotten everything off every time w/o much effort. Good stuff.
 

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4th recommendation on the Eagle1 cleaner. Use that and a soft brush to get rid of the dirt. Let the cleaner sit for a minute and then scrub the hell outta it.

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hell yea..post #1. This board kicks ass. to your question, i use McGuires wheel cleaner, then use a VERY stiff paintbrush to rub off anything that is adhering to the wheels. that works very well for me
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by lude98:
hell yea..post #1. This board kicks ass. to your question, i use McGuires wheel cleaner, then use a VERY stiff paintbrush to rub off anything that is adhering to the wheels. that works very well for me</font>
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I use a chemical that is meant for cleaning patios and driveways...it's potent stuff but doesn't seem to harm my wheels. As the wheels are off the car, I suggest you take them to a car cleaners and ask if you can use their steam cleaner. This, combined with a strong detergent, will get them sparkling again.

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Patio cleaner aka. muriatic acid/hydrochloric acid. Some wheel cleaners have this stuff in there.


<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by U.K VTEC:
I use a chemical that is meant for cleaning patios and driveways...it's potent stuff but doesn't seem to harm my wheels. As the wheels are off the car, I suggest you take them to a car cleaners and ask if you can use their steam cleaner. This, combined with a strong detergent, will get them sparkling again.
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thanks again for the advice. I actually tried some castrol super clean today and that stuff works great! But there are still some stuff that wont come out. So i guess i'll try the eagle one stuff.
 
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