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      08-02-2005, 09:03 AM   #1
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Wheel cleaning idea ...

I have a steam cleaner. One that is portable and blows pretty strong steam. Is it safe on wheels? If it is I want to try it on my 161 style wheels cuz my fingers are still sore from last sunday detailing. It is a b**** to clean the dust off of 161 style wheels.
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      08-02-2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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it'll prolly work, just won't clean that well
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I use a foam paint brush. 99 cents for 3 in target. it clean way in the back of the rim too.
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try meguires hot rims and then after done cleaning with them use a good wax of your choice and wax emm up..
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I use any wheel cleaner with a bug removing sponge. Best combination I've found so far.
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Not a good idea to use a lot of heat on the rims. You'll melt off the protective coating. Just use some elbow grease.
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Is steam too strong for coating?
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      08-03-2005, 10:25 AM   #8
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It just won't work very well regardless of the steam or not
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Why would "Heat" melt the protective coating??? Can you just guess how
HOT they must get in California when it is 100+ outside? Those rims would
have a melt down!
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