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      06-18-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
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Rims cleaning.

I have brake dust cake on my rims, and I couldn't fine any rims cleaner that would remove it. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help.
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      06-18-2009, 09:35 AM   #2
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I usually don't jump right to the chemicals right away and I'll try to get as much as I can using soap and water. If it's really bad, try soaking it in car wash soap and water for a bit, then while submerged, wipe with a sponge. It seems to get rid of most of it. You could try to clay bar it too (but if you don't have chemicals, I'm assuming you won't have a clay bar?)
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Spray it with P21s and let it soak. Scrub with a boars hair brush or any kind of very soft brush or mitt.

Go with that step if they are very bad, but more than likely all you will need is P21s gel wheel cleaner. Its an extremely safe, PH balanced cleaner that can remove some very tough stuff.

Then follow up with something like Poorboy's Wheel Sealant. This will prevent brake dust from getting caked on and much easier to clean your wheels in the future

Let me know if you have any more questions
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^ what he said.

If you want, you could try to substitute Simple Green (availabel at any store that has general kitchen cleaning supplies) as a first step before paying for P21.
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^ what he said.

If you want, you could try to substitute Simple Green (availabel at any store that has general kitchen cleaning supplies) as a first step before paying for P21.
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1

Is this the product you talking about?

Thanks for the helps.
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http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1

Is this the product you talking about?

Thanks for the helps.
thats the stuff. dilute it way down. personally id just pay for the p21s, but thats just me
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Simple green is pretty harsh stuff. I'd suggest P21S also.
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Well I haven't use it yet on my rims. But what you mean by harsh stuff. If its gonna be harmfull on the rims, I'll just purchase the P21S instead.
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P21S Wheel Gel (let it dwell for a while before brushing) and a good wheel brush will help tremendously. If there's still some left afterwards, you may need to clay to remove it all. After that you just need to develop a good Wheel & Tire Detailing routine and it will help keep them looking nice all of the time!
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