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Chris
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5/21/2002
17:43:18

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Hey. Does anyone know how I can get the
brake dust off of my rims? I have tried many
different wheel cleaners, but they do not work.
I have even went through the automatic car
wash with my truck and their wheel cleaner
did not even get it off (that stuff they use
usually removes everything). I spent $1100
for the rims and tires and I don't want them
ruined. So, if anyone can help me out with
what to use, it will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.


Chris



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5/21/2002
18:59:42

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I use Black Magic All Wheel Cleaner.Spray it on, wait a couple minutes and hose it off. I do mine every couple days and my wheels always look great.



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5/22/2002
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Try Castrol Super Clean for Wheels and lightly scrub them with a non abrasive cloth i just use ym hands to work the brake dust off with it then i wax my rims with Mothers Carnuba wax. Takes some time but worth the effort



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5/22/2002
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I've never seen a product that will spray on then wash off and really clean the wheels. You have to get down there and use your hands and clean them.
Also changing your pads will greatly reduce the dust.

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5/22/2002
14:17:44

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Eagle One A-Z Wheel cleaner works pretty well. Like handi2 said, none of them are spray on, hose off. The wheel cleaners do make it a lot easier though.



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5/22/2002
14:56:45

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I have used my hands and a cloth to scrub my
rims. The brake dust still won't come off. I
don't know what I should do. I will try some of
the things all of you said. Thanks a lot.


Chris



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5/22/2002
16:13:02

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Do you have chrome rims? If so try Brasso or Bar Tenders Friend. They are both polishes designed for cleaning chrome or brass fixtures. I had an old Ranger Splash with pitted, nearly black chrome rims (pervious owner never cleaned them I guess) and they were a MESS. It took some elbow grease, but the Brasso made them shine like NEW! Once finished they looked like a mirror, nice and silver again.

Once you do get them clean put a coat of wax on, this way the next time the dust should come off with a quick spray of Simple Green and pressured water from a hose. Then recoat with wax.

- John



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5/22/2002
16:32:59

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JMll,
I do not have chrome rims. They are Eagle
Alloy. Will the things you mentioned before
work for these wheels? Also, what kind of wax
should I use on them? I just don't want to ruin
them. Thanks again.


Chris



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5/22/2002
16:36:58

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I use Meguiar's Hot Rims on mine, then one of those disposable shop towels on a roll. I use Meguiar's spray on wax afterwards as protection, then buff with a clean shop towel. Mine really show the brake dust with those open spokes. The first long trip I made was in the rain. I got out of the truck and the entire front rims were black.

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5/22/2002
23:59:45

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Well, if you've tried spray on cleaners and everything else you can think of...I guess you need to break out the Wenol polish. It is very tedious and annoying to do, but after a couple of coats...everything should be polished to that "brand new" shine.



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5/23/2002
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Chris - not sure, might want to check the directions on the package to see if alloys are OK. You could also try in a small area and see what happens. My only worry would be that the cleaners I mentioned might take off the clear coat. I've only done this with chrome.

Look into some bathroom cleaners too, most are designed to clean fiberglass showers/tubs. They remove stains pretty good but will not damage soft materials. For example I use Comet Liquid Gel on my boat and it works wonders!

- John



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5/23/2002
13:58:19

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any decent oven cleaner works really well. takes the brake dust right off with minimal rubbing.



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5/23/2002
14:06:05

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Two ways to go, IMHO,

1. Armoral Tire & Wheel cleaner. The one with the gold cap. I use it on my Black Z28 and on the Black Dak. I spray the whole wheel tire & wheel well. Makes it look almost new when you hose it off. I always hand clean my wheels first though.

2. On the backs of the wheels when they get real grimy I use Limeaway bathroom cleaner (green bottle). I got this tip off of a boat dealer when I asked him how he got the baked on goo off of the lower ends of boat engines. I tried it on mine and it worked wonders. I then tried it on the backs of the wheels and it worked wonders.

Disclaimer: Try the limeaway on an inconspicuous spot first to see that it doesn't remove any clear coat. Didn't on mine.



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5/23/2002
14:33:57

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I use the armor all cleaner and never have to scrub my rims...Oh, but then again I use a 2500psi. power washer to rinse them, not a hose;)



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6/01/2002
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wd40 works real good just spary the wheel and wipe them off after washing.



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6/01/2002
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they make a special kind of brake pad that doesnt put off as much dust my friend tried em out on his dak and it worked rather well but they are pricy i think somewhere around 80 bucks but if they are that bad i think its worth it with chrome rims



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6/02/2002
14:40:38

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dude,

have you ever thought of brake covers? i jsut got mines and i swear my rims are super clean. i haven't cleaned them in a couple of months now. they still look clean to me. all 4 cost me $140. its the Bennet brand. hoep that helps.

Mahalo,
Scotty



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6/02/2002
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Scotty,
I have thought about brake covers. I should
be ordering them very soon and they should
help out a lot. Thanks again.


Chris



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6/02/2002
19:01:30

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I was thinking about break covers as well, but was kinda, wondering how it might look. I have the '01 16X8 rims powdercoated black cause I have a Motorsports Edition Dak. But I dont want to ruin the appearance with the break covers.



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8/19/2003
20:37:37

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I've got a Fatboy and I just can't get my rims looking good. I've tried the s100 cream with no luck. any suggestions?



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8/20/2003
15:06:29

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NO NO NO NO NO!!!! Buy Wesley's Bleech White Wheel cleaner. It works on your tires and rims, and it even cleans without scrubbing. Spray it on generously and get a hand brush and go over it a few times. Brush the rims and spray it again to be sure. Hose it off immediately after your done. So do it one tire at a time. It will turn your Tires pitch black, your rims will sparkle, and it will even whiten your white walls if you have them or whiten up your raised letters on your tires. Don't get this stuff on your hands because it contains Butyl and it will make your hands feel slimey for a few days. I've been using this stuff for 20 years and nothing compares to it. Even both the tire shops I go to have switched over to it. Its cheap, it works, its been around since before I was born, Wesley's Bleech White, Red white and blue bottle, can't miss it.



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8/20/2003
15:49:33

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Mr. Sleepy, This Wesley's treatment won't harm my Harley aluminum alloy wheels? If you say so, I'll sure give it a shot. Would AutoZone carry Wesley's?



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8/20/2003
21:14:23

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I use it on my Aluminum alloys every weekend, it shines them up like you haven't seen before. It requires a little elbow work but its worth it, and YES autozone does carry it. Murray's has it too.



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8/24/2003
01:53:18

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Ceramic Pads (prevention is best cure)



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8/24/2003
23:51:01

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Kleen Wheels...put them behind my rims and the brake dust has disappeared for good. Can order them all over the net.



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