Originally Posted by crunkfrunk
my favorite is Turtle Wax Ice Wheel Cleaner, is has some dilute acid to get out corrosion and even took some rust off mine
only down side is that it reacts with some tires a little bit, it leaves a light brown color on the sidewall if it sits but it doens't effect my Goodyears or my dad'* Kuhmos
Most of the wheel cleaners have diluted acid in them and causes the brown color on the tires after use. After I clean my wheels, I then uses Wesley'* Bleach White and with a soft nylon brush clean the tires. After the tires sun dry, I then use a wetting compound on the side walls like Eagle Wet Shine.
When using these wheel cleaners really follow the direction. If they say spray and then let them soak for 30 seconds. Don't leave it on any longer. the acid can etch and will definitely start to delaminate some painted surfaces. I do one wheel at a time - spray, agitate with a wheel brush or dedicate wheel wash mit, then rinse, rinse, rinse!