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Old 26-06-2020, 18:26   #1
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Cleaning White wheels

I let too much brake dust gather on the wheels so now I have a effort to get them back to white. I have used upvc cleaner and its got rid of most of the ground in dirt but not having the patience to use a cloth in every spoke of the wheel has sone of the dust drying back in.

What can I use to get them back to white without using a cloth on every single awkward part of the 18 spoke wheels
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Old 26-06-2020, 19:38   #2
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I let too much brake dust gather on the wheels so now I have a effort to get them back to white. I have used upvc cleaner and its got rid of most of the ground in dirt but not having the patience to use a cloth in every spoke of the wheel has sone of the dust drying back in.

What can I use to get them back to white without using a cloth on every single awkward part of the 18 spoke wheels

Past experience with my wheels that are also white, Iíve found the ground in dirt/brake dust is actually tar deposits so could well be worth trying a tar & glue remover and if thereís stubborn spots in particular Iíve found spraying the tar remover onto cotton wool pads and pressing it onto the said area, then leave for say 10 minutes then wipe/pressure wash should remove them


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Old 26-06-2020, 20:06   #3
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Pre rinse then a decent degreaser general cleaner like Kochchemie green star diluted ... Jet wash off.

Then carpro iron x or autosmart red 7 (same stuff) adjitated in.

Tar x.
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Red 7 is one of the best wheel cleaners I’ve used.. I did a thread.

White wheels are a mofo to clean - end of
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Old 26-06-2020, 21:47   #5
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Red 7 is one of the best wheel cleaners Iíve used.. I did a thread.

White wheels are a mofo to clean - end of
Yep..cheaper than iron x... Doesn't smell as bad and takes longer to dry out.. Which is good. As you don't want it drying on your alloys!
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Old 27-06-2020, 22:54   #6
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Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel is very good
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Old 28-06-2020, 09:06   #7
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All of the above work, but the only way to stay on top of them is to clean them after every drive. White wheels look amazing but apita to keep clean. Applying a good wax on top will always help with washing the brake dust off.🏁
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Old 28-06-2020, 09:50   #8
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Going to see how a brush will work with the upvc cleaner as it will be easier to get into all the tight spots and I have got a pressure bottle to wash them instantly to stop the dust drying back in.
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Once clean use a sealer like Gyeon Q≤ Rim which stops the brake dust and dirt sticking and makes cleaning much easier.
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You have to seal them simple as, I did my TME wheels a couple of years ago, maybe even three years now with Gtechniq C4 wheel armour - works a treat.

I now spray a little cleaner on the wheel and a soft brush brings everything off, if there is tar present well any tar remover will soften it prior to a wash.

Take the time, take each wheel off and seal properly and you will not feel the pain ever again... PS use your brakes less too always helps...
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You have to seal them simple as, I did my TME wheels a couple of years ago, maybe even three years now with Gtechniq C4 wheel armour - works a treat.

I now spray a little cleaner on the wheel and a soft brush brings everything off, if there is tar present well any tar remover will soften it prior to a wash.

Take the time, take each wheel off and seal properly and you will not feel the pain ever again... PS use your brakes less too always helps...
Use the brakes less - thats what I try to do
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Also a speed Daytona wheel brush is great for cleaning the inside of wheels without taking them off

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Also a speed Daytona wheel brush is great for cleaning the inside of wheels without taking them off

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That would be useful
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That would be useful
Yea itís pretty expensive brush at about £25 but wheels look like new after every wash
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I use Sonax Xtreme Wheel Cleaner Plus works for me.
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