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April 10, 2015, 12:04 PM #25

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Anybody use regular car wax to seal dem rimz after cleaning?

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    April 10, 2015, 12:30 PM #26

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    also for myself I'll generally hand wash them with a hose, rag, stiff sponge and some regular car wash soap.
    I might invest in some better products if I had real wheels but rolling on painted stock wheels i'm not worried
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      Originally posted by themikewoo
      How many coats was that?
      Any elbow grease?
      3 coats, with a stiff bristle hand brush and a tooth brush for the tight spots. Took about 15 mins. But I'm sure those rims haven't been cleaned in over 10 years.
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        April 10, 2015, 06:35 PM #28

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        Originally posted by j.onathan
        Anybody use regular car wax to seal dem rimz after cleaning?
        this year i'm gonna try using a coat of paste wax on my wheels to see how well they'll hold up against brake dust
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          April 11, 2015, 08:39 AM #29

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          All this being said, is there anything I need to watch for as my wheels are painted and not powder coated?  I'm sure there are chemicals to stay away from?

            April 11, 2015, 10:19 AM #30

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            Originally posted by j.onathan
            Anybody use regular car wax to seal dem rimz after cleaning?
            I do this. Use the same 3 stage I use on the car. Mine are cleared though. Makes getting brake dust off really easy with that Meguiars spray (posted about 4 back) and a garden hose.

              April 11, 2015, 11:17 AM #31

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              Originally posted by Lowridah
              All this being said, is there anything I need to watch for as my wheels are painted and not powder coated?  I'm sure there are chemicals to stay away from?


              Most off the shelf wheel cleaners are highly acidic, with the intent of cutting greases, dissolving tar, and loosening brake dust. However, strong cleaners like this are generally not safe for top coats or chrome and should be avoided or used sparingly and rinsed thoroughly.

              There are plenty of good products that will not mar or otherwise compromise the finish on your wheels though.

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                Originally posted by Lowridah
                All this being said, is there anything I need to watch for as my wheels are painted and not powder coated?  I'm sure there are chemicals to stay away from?
                try using Sonax wheel cleaner, you can find it at Speed Factor and its acid free.

                A video demonstrating how well it works.
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                  April 11, 2015, 06:36 PM #33

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                  Originally posted by j.onathan
                  Anybody use regular car wax to seal dem rimz after cleaning?
                  Yep
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                    April 20, 2015, 12:48 PM #34

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                    When I read the thread title about what you use to clean rims, my first thought was "the tip of my tongue"
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                      April 20, 2015, 12:50 PM #35

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                      Any tips on keeping white powdercoated rims clean?

                        April 20, 2015, 01:48 PM #36

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                        Originally posted by Gelmyhair
                        Any tips on keeping white powdercoated rims clean?

                        wash it daily.
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                          Originally posted by John
                          wash it daily.

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                            August 14, 2015, 08:01 AM #38

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                            Originally posted by alexatwork21
                            When I read the thread title about what you use to clean rims, my first thought was "the tip of my tongue"
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                              August 15, 2015, 10:03 AM #39

                              Dan

                              soap water and a rag.   paste wax after to make the next cleaning easier.

                              Sonax is nice if your wheels have been sitting for years with junk caked on it.   It will break down the dirt but i wouldnt use it every time you clean your wheels.


                                August 15, 2015, 11:41 PM #40

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