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      06-23-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Cleaning Wheels

Hey guys I was just curious as to what the best way to get built up brake dust, road grime off of my alloy M sport wheels...I tried some Mother's wheel cleaner and it's terrible.

The crap won't come off...also, what tool would be best to help get it off? Any help would be appreciated.
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Try Sonax wheel cleaner with long dwell time then agitation. If that doesn't work, try Meguiars Wheel Brightener with agitation. If that doesn't work try claying and if that doesn't work try compound/polish. Give me some pictures. If its not coming off, its most likely embedded in the clear coat because of it failing. Any wheel brush thats safe for use on wheels would work. For the barrels, the Dayton Speedmaster wheel brush is great.
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Try Sonax wheel cleaner with long dwell time then agitation. If that doesn't work, try Meguiars Wheel Brightener with agitation. If that doesn't work try claying and if that doesn't work try compound/polish. Give me some pictures. If its not coming off, its most likely embedded in the clear coat because of it failing. Any wheel brush thats safe for use on wheels would work. For the barrels, the Dayton Speedmaster wheel brush is great.
When you say agitation, does this mean scrubbing it? It just seems to be happening on one of the front wheels. I know there's a place locally who can refinish the wheels and do a new clear coat and everything. I'll try cleaning it first and I'll snap a few pictures of them now and post them.
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