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Old 20 Feb 2008, 08:16 pm
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Default How do I clean these wheels?

While I wash the car, I use the soap/conditioner and cloth to clean the rims briefly and then I rinse the rims and the rest of the car off. However, I notice that after being dry, there are streaks on the rims that dont come off. What do I use to get those stuck streaks off? I tried using water or QuikSpray but that hasnt worked. What do I do?
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 08:31 pm
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you don't say what the wheels are made of...if they're chrome use some chrome cleaner...if they're OE...use some car wax. (it's usually a mix of road dirt, oil and brake dust.)
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 08:46 pm
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Stop using the stuff you used. I'd suggest claying your rims, and waxing them. When you wash them, let them dry, then, take a terry cloth and buff out the water spots. If you seem to get the same streaks on your car's paint, I'd say you have very hard water. You can get a deionizer for that. If you want really good rim cleaner, you should try Griot's Garage, the product is "wheel cleaner", it's my favorite rim cleaner ever and it's environmentally friendly. I love all of Griot's products. Hope this helps.
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 09:01 pm
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Simple Green has been something that has worked great for me on wheels. You can find it in just about any home/auto store. (do one at a time)Rinse wheels, spray on simple green, let it soak. then use wheel brush, then hose off. If you see more brake dust spots, repeat in those spots. this has by far been the easiest and best way for me so far. And yes- wax does help even though its a pain to wax wheels.
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It all depends on the type of wheels you have. Use a wheel cleaner instead of the car soap you are using. Try waxing it and see.
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Go with Simple Green - spray on, use a soft bruch or cloth, hose off. And its environmentally friendly too!
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 09:46 pm
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try useing simple green or buy some wheel cleaning products then wax the wheel when your done it makes it esaier to clean the next you have to it
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 10:01 pm
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first off make sure your wheels are cool to the touch before you wash them. if they are hot and you stream some cold tap water onto them, it will cause streaks in the finish. to remove them, take a cleaner wax or any wax and wax the wheels after you wash them. also, you might want to try eagle1's all wheel and tire cleaner. they work real good
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