what can i clean my rims with? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-14-2005, 12:32 PM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
atauri_92 is on a distinguished road
Default what can i clean my rims with?

hey all... i was looking for something to really get the chrome/or brushed aluminum, i am not sure what it is to shine on my 98 ssei....these ohio winters are horrible...so whats a good cleaner i can get at any auto store...and i have a piece of side trim that broke, and i cannot get it re-attached....what can i do? let me know whats out there
atauri_92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2005, 02:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 570
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dblack1 is on a distinguished road
Default

i usually clean my rims with the soap i wash the car with
dblack1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2005, 10:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,089
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Eagle 1 A2Z will work wonders. I would also recommend a claybar for the tough spots.
95SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2005, 05:20 AM   #4
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

Any alloy wheel cleaner should work fine for you.
BonneMeMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 12:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 536
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
AD Bear is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dblack1
i usually clean my rims with the soap i wash the car with
That All I use 2 clean my rims. But 2 get them to BLING. I use invisible glass window cleaner works GREAT!
AD Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 04:28 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
GAMEOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Racine Wi
Posts: 5,146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GAMEOVER is on a distinguished road
Default

most detail shops use acid
GAMEOVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 12:28 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: what can i clean my rims with?

Quote:
Originally Posted by atauri_92
...and i have a piece of side trim that broke, and i cannot get it re-attached....what can i do?
you are gonna have to be way more specific on that one...
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 09:29 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Winchester, Virginia
Posts: 190
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Taylora is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey guys I have found a good wheel cleaner that gets about all the brake dust off my wheels. It is Armor All Wheel Cleaner. Comes in a silver bottle with yellow trigger. I have tried the Meguiar'* and it did not do crap most of the brake dust stayed.
Taylora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 10:40 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Chicago,IL MWBF '04 SURVIVOR MWBF '05 SURVIVOR Napa Manager
Posts: 3,955
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kennginn is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GAMEOVER
most detail shops use acid
really why???
Kennginn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2005, 03:38 PM   #10
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: St. Michael, MN
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DebinMN is on a distinguished road
Default

What is a claybar?
DebinMN is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To clean it, or not to clean it... rjolly87 Lounge 4 08-18-2007 02:18 AM
What to use to clean painted aluminum rims? agrazela Detailing & Appearance 10 01-20-2007 04:45 PM
Will 17 inch Bonneville rims work on a GXP with 18 inch rims cballweg Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars 5 01-25-2006 12:13 AM
Vote on my rims! Updated...Now-rims on car. Please Vote! Lowrider0308 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 22 11-06-2005 07:24 PM
How do you clean rims? Damemorder Detailing & Appearance 21 06-27-2004 03:59 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:12 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.