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February 22, 2014, 11:27 AM #0

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What do you guys recommend for rim cleaning, and where would I get it?

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    February 22, 2014, 11:31 AM #1

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      February 22, 2014, 12:01 PM #2

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      Regular car soap.

        February 22, 2014, 12:54 PM #3

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        Sonax wheel cleaner.
        build it - race it -  break it - do it all over

          February 22, 2014, 02:28 PM #4

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          Tooth brush + soap + elbow grease.

          I've used Sonax and it doesn't work as well as in the videos.

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            February 22, 2014, 02:33 PM #5

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            I have used Sonax multiple times and it gets a lot of the dirt/break dust off. Liked it so much I bought a gallon haha.

            I have also heard that WD40 does a good job as well apparently.
            build it - race it -  break it - do it all over

              February 22, 2014, 02:42 PM #6

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              I wouldn't recommend Sonax wheel cleaner either, if you still need to agitate the dirt after spraying it on you might as well save your money and use car soap.

              After cleaning make sure you seal your wheels up properly.

                February 22, 2014, 03:08 PM #7

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                I ruined my wheels last year didnt wipe tire shine off and now it ate clear coat on the chrome part.  So where would you recomend in city to take them to get them re polished n sexy



                  February 22, 2014, 03:44 PM #8

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                  I have never heard of sealing your wheels afterwards. Please elaborate.

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                    February 22, 2014, 03:53 PM #9

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                    Originally posted by themikewoo
                    I have never heard of sealing your wheels afterwards. Please elaborate.

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                    Same theory as sealing your paint.

                      February 22, 2014, 04:24 PM #10

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                      February 23, 2014, 09:51 AM #11

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                      Thanks for the input guys.

                      Except Jordisonjr. Your reply was useless.

                        February 23, 2014, 10:09 AM #12

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                        Originally posted by AC
                        Thanks for the input guys.

                        Except Jordisonjr. Your reply was useless.
                        not really this topic was covered multiple times already. Using the search would have showed you a few other threads that covered what people use to clean their wheels. Q
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                          February 23, 2014, 10:11 AM #13

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                          steel wool, that gets everything off.. and possible more. lol

                          Poor boy wheel sealant, gets a thumbs up from the detailing world. They love the stuff haha.
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                            February 23, 2014, 10:24 AM #14

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                            Originally posted by jordisonjr
                            The search function works well.
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                            Originally posted by dolan
                            not really this topic was covered multiple times already. Using the search would have showed you a few other threads that covered what people use to clean their wheels. Q

                            Telling someone to search is just as useless.  Might as well not even respond.
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                              February 23, 2014, 10:34 AM #15

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                              Originally posted by dano
                              Telling someone to search is just as useless.  Might as well not even respond.
                              Agreed 100%. Evidently they're just looking for a way to increase their post count. I was looking for current thoughts and ideas on this matter. Technology is always changing and improving. It is not out of the realm of reason to consider that new methods of doing something may have been discovered since the last time the subject was discussed.

                              Originally posted by Planbsti
                              steel wool, that gets everything off.. and possible more. lol
                              :lol:, nice.
                              Last Edit: February 23, 2014, 10:37 AM by AC

                                February 23, 2014, 11:01 AM #16

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                                http://toptierimports.com/index.php?topic=5367.0, okay so you're saying that from 2013 to now products and techniques have changed? Again searching is more usefull information then creating 13 threads on one topic.
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                                    http://toptierimports.com/index.php?topic=241.0 oh heres one on tire shine incase this was gonna be your next repeat thread.
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                                      February 23, 2014, 11:05 AM #19

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                                      Originally posted by dolan
                                      http://toptierimports.com/index.php?topic=5367.0, okay so you're saying that from 2013 to now products and techniques have changed? Again searching is more usefull information then creating 13 threads on one topic.
                                      Posting a link is much more useful than just telling someone to search - good job!

                                      From a site management point of view, the more links to one informative page the better.  If there is no useful info in this thread, then it will eventually just disappear into the archive.

                                      Just telling someone to search is lazy and not helpful and jerk-ish.

                                      And here you're telling him to not make a duplicate thread, then you go and make 3 separate posts when you could have put it all in one?
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                                        February 23, 2014, 11:19 AM #20

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                                        Originally posted by dano
                                        Posting a link is much more useful than just telling someone to search - good job!
                                        It absolutely is. Though it wouldn't have killed him to be less of a jerk about it.

                                        Originally posted by dano
                                        Just telling someone to search is lazy and not helpful and jerk-ish.
                                        Again, yes.

                                        Originally posted by dano
                                        And here you're telling him to not make a duplicate thread, then you go and make 3 separate posts when you could have put it all in one?
                                        He's allowed to be lazy, but evidently I am not deserving of such luxuries. I'm only ok with it, because I enjoy his avatar, and I'm not opposed to seeing it multiple times.  8)

                                        Dolan, feel free to use my post as a reference on how to multi-quote. Glad I could help.

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                                          1) Wash them up good with regular car soap and water.
                                          2) If there's road tar on them use a clay bar.
                                          3) To seal them up use any liquid or solid wax/sealant.
                                          4) Use google (not search) if any of these concepts are over your head.

                                            February 24, 2014, 07:51 PM #22

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                                            TRIXX Iron and Tar Remover IIRC is safe for any painted or clear coated surface; works good for tar and brake dust removal.  Normal grit is car wash soap with a dedicated mitt, unless they have been neglected a bit then they get Sonax.

                                            The truck wheels are peeling so no point in really giving them any good detail.  The Konigs (not an expensive rim by any means) I had on my EJ8 were waxed and sealed spring and fall and a couple times throughout summer and only cleaned with car wash soap and a sheepskin mitt.
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                                              I use this Maguire's spray. Works really well.
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