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Old 02-23-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
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What'* the best way to clean these things? The weather is starting to warm up around here and i'm needing to clean off all the winter junk. What about painting them as well? They have a few nicks here and there and was wondering what should be done?
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I found a sponge on a stick at one of the auto stores locally. I used a liberal amount of Simple Green and had at it with the sponge thing. I cleaned them up good, except it didnt get into the real small holes, so I used an old toothbrush to clean that.
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Well everyone says they are hard to clean. But they really aren't. They may take a little more time, but if you clean them regularly and don't let the dust settle for weeks in the hot summers, then a toothbrush and a good cleaner is all you need. I use Greased Lightning Orange Blast All Wheel Cleaner...great stuff, the spray alone takes most of it off.
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I found a sponge on a stick at one of the auto stores locally. I used a liberal amount of Simple Green and had at it with the sponge thing. I cleaned them up good, except it didnt get into the real small holes, so I used an old toothbrush to clean that.
That'* the same way I do it, works pretty well.
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Ditto. And with ceramic pads, they don't get nasty any more, either. Stuff just washes off.
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I use Eagle One A 2 Z for the tires and the wheels. Works like a champ and less than $5 at Wally World.
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Dawn + water + bristled brush = clean wheels and tires. I use the armor all vynl/rubber shine to glam it up.
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