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Wheel cleaning?

My wheels stay clean, I spray them down often, (APC Plus 10:1) but when I do wash them(during my normal wash) I've been using a Mango MF to make sure it's clean and doesn't spot..


Anyone got something special they like to use to clean the wheel with?



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Daytona Speed Master brush. It is great for cleaning the inside of the rim. Its ok for the face, I wish I had something better. However I would then be toating around three brushes to each rim Lol.



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Flitz Paste Polish for metals and a microfiber applicator/cloth.

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Flitz Paste Polish for metals and a microfiber applicator/cloth.
The question was about tools or chemicals to clean them with, not polish. His rims are cleat coated most likely, so a metal polish would be a baaad thing to use.



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Yeah the wheels are always clean because of the polish.. and I actually have only had to 'scrub' them 2 or 3 times since I've had them over the last few months.. most times the APC and Hose take everything right off... I've been using the Mango MF (Cobra) because they are cheaper, didn't want to use my lambskin mitt or nicer MF.. so wondered if there was something out there good.. Thanks Guys!



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I use Mothers All Wheel and Tire Cleaner and agitate it with a brush and it works well

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The best thing is APC + Wheel Brush + Hose.

I personally dilute my APC to 4:1 for stronger cleaning ability.



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The best thing is APC + Wheel Brush + Hose.

I personally dilute my APC to 4:1 for stronger cleaning ability.
yep I use 4:1 on the wheels, 10:1 on the interior..



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My wheels stay clean, I spray them down often, (APC Plus 10:1) but when I do wash them(during my normal wash) I've been using a Mango MF to make sure it's clean and doesn't spot..


Anyone got something special they like to use to clean the wheel with?
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Yeah or the ez detail brush from detailed image it also on autogeek but you have to search for the full size one a little. Then post the link from detail image in the comments box so that they can do the price match. Also, I use just the car wash soap meguires gold class and cheap soft wheel brush from autozone for now until i get the ez detail brush. So that i can get the inside of the wheels and then ill use 4:1 simple green APC.

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Tires - 6:1 APC

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Tires - 6:1 APC

Wheels - P21S Gel It's safe on pretty much every kind of material wheels are made of.
I doubt theres much of a difference from 4:1 to 6:1. Would save product tho, and why not just use one for both the tire and wheel? No point in toting around two spray bottle to each wheel.



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I don’t really think anything more than APC + Wheel Brush + Hose is needed.
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HA!.. typo.. 4:1

Yeah I use the APC when I just clean the wheels, if I do the whole car they just the the Car Wash Soap.. I've been using my old Armor All Giant MF Drying cloth.. since I have no use for it anymore..



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Ok, go do higher end cars and tell me if you would want to use APC on those wheels. Good luck. It's best to go with the best for all vehicles and not to skimp out...
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Ok, go do higher end cars and tell me if you would want to use APC on those wheels. Good luck. It's best to go with the best for all vehicles and not to skimp out...
How is the P21S.. I really like being able to just spray down the wheels, let them soak and hose them off.. I'm more likely to use it a few times a week and keep my wheels clean.. if it's something I have to apply, clean & scrub everytime I'll only do it when I do a full wash..



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You will still at least have to go over the wheels with a wheel dedicated mitt. It's a cleaner for the first time time clean. As for regular maintenance, regular car wash soap and the wheel dedicated mitt will do. Keep a coat of wax on your wheels if they are coated. I use Collinite 845 on my wheels and it holds up for a solid 3 weeks on wheels, let alone paint.
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Ok, go do higher end cars and tell me if you would want to use APC on those wheels. Good luck. It's best to go with the best for all vehicles and not to skimp out...
Hey, your the one who told me to use the APC on the tires AND wheels when I was looking for a wheel cleaner buddy

It seems to work fine for my wheels

I soak them down with water, spray a good amount of APC on them, agitate the rim with my daytonna brush, scrub the tire with a curved tire brush, and then rinse.



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