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Old 05-08-2003, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default How do you clean your honeycomb wheels?

I've tried Armor All Quiksilver II, Eagle One, and many other foaming wheel cleaners and have not been thoroughly impressed. Just a toothbrush and some soapy water works, but is a pain in the *** for such ugly wheels.

What do you use? How well does it work?
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Buy some Bleach White solution and a hard scrub brush. Works just fine.
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I found some wheel brushes that resemble sponges on a stick, a big one and a little one. A little soapy water followed with some Simple Green works great, still a PITA though.
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Just a toothbrush and some soapy water works, but is a pain in the *** for such ugly wheels.
We take the car to the carwash and spray the wheels with eagle 1 wheel cleaner 2 or 3 times a week to keep them clean. When they get dirty we use the Eagle 1 cleaner and the hose to spray them off at home, while scrubbing with a toothbrush. Yes it is a PITA, but if you wash the wheels often enough for them not to get dirty you don't have a problem. They are the wheels on our '90 Turbo Grand Prix, I am pretty sure that is the same as the Bonneville honeycomp wheels.
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I have some serious Black crud on mine, and it takes a steel brush to get it off, the brass brush did some too, but it wasn't nearly as strong as the steel. Anyone know of anything that will eat it off but keep the wheel intact or atleast help loosen it up? I Don't wanna sand it down, but if I really really have to.

And by the way, they are either Wire-spoke or Cross laces on these forums
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And by the way, they are either Wire-spoke or Cross laces on these forums
DON'T START WITH ME
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DON'T START WITH ME



Who me? Check your PM i sent ya one. Maybe tonight even?
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Any old wheel cleaner and a toothbrush. But some brake dust hasn't come off since over the winter I think it was left on. I use a light touch with a brillo pad to help get the stain from the dust off. PITA yes, but they look good clean. I just have to clean them often or they will stain and it will be harder to get them very clean, especially in very hot, dry weather.
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And by the way, they are either Wire-spoke or Cross laces on these forums
No they're not.. they're called Gold Ghetto rims on this site.. :P
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ONLY IF THEY"RE GOLD!!!! Some of us don't have gold, and don't want gold (on my car ick!)
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