Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: cleaning 888 alloys

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    Scottyboy's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    5,750
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    cleaning 888 alloys

    Any suggestions please on what to use to clean the 888 anthracite alloys? I daren't use my usual 'wonder wheels' for fear of marking the finish - any recommendations??

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Ffoeg's Avatar
    2170:01:06
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    34,591
    Mentioned in
    2 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Flash liquid works and a wheel cleaning brush for me works if used regularly enough - but you got many spokies and I've only 5. Followed by Autoglym Alloy Wheel Seal

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    Keif's Avatar
    Going Topless!
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Drives
    Astra 1.8 Twintop, Lotus Carlton, Meriva VXR and Nova
    Posts
    11,742
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    11 Post(s)
    I agree with Ffoeg on this one.

    Autoglyms wheel brush is excellent.
    I covered my standard wheel with a protective oil while they were away over summer.
    Put them on my car and washed them, thinking they were clean.
    However the oil had stayed on the wheel and "bonded" the road dirt to them.
    You saw how clean they were on Sunday.
    Need i say more.

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    GSILady's Avatar
    Cameron Ginger Diaz
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    5,400
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    so is that you 2 offering to clean the beasts?


  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    Keif's Avatar
    Going Topless!
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Drives
    Astra 1.8 Twintop, Lotus Carlton, Meriva VXR and Nova
    Posts
    11,742
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    11 Post(s)
    I don't clean buckled wheels, or wheels with more than 7 spokes.

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    JJ_'s Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    497
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    I know meguairs wheel cleaner is safe on chrome so it will be on your finish. Flash will remove and dry out the finish on your wheels. You can then apply wheel wax to protect the finish to avoid the nasty salt and weather.
    http://members.lycos.co.uk/detailcity/
    we detail.............not valet

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    Alex888's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Im a bit lazy...I mean...Im a busy person so I get the ppl from "Hove station hand car wash" to clean my 888. Thats how I clean my wheels.

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    Legoman's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    5,151
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    I've used Autoglym wheel cleaner, doesn't seem as harsh as some don't know if it has less acid content.

    I tend to get the worst off with normal car shampoo, let the wheels dry then spray on the wheel cleaner with the bucket of shampoo at the ready so you can wash off the wheel cleaner almost straight away after running round with a damp soapy sponge, you don't want it too wet otherwise you dilute the wheel cleaner too early.

    Just do one wheel at a time then it doesn't sit on the paint too long

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    Legoman's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    5,151
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Forgot to mention, Mer helps take off subborn brake dust and helps keep it from sticking

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    Scottyboy's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    5,750
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    thanks guys for the advise....will be trying the Flash treatment tmrw - then maybe the autoglym route....let you know the results....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Best cleaning products for my Fox R6 alloys?
    By M4th3m4t1kz in forum Car Care and Detailing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-09-2009, 20:18
  2. Cleaning alloys
    By Baz's Zaf in forum Car Care and Detailing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-02-2009, 20:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •