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    Keeping your wheels clean ?!

    Hey up people! I took my wheels off the other week and gave them a really good clean and put them all back on again! They are starting to get dirty again on the inside, anyone think of anything to keep them alot cleaner?

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    1, dont drive it,lol or 2, dont brake,lol, all jokes a side mate , you carnt keep them clean , just put some good wax on them so they willl clean better, and it goes on what brake pad's you have , but like i say mate just give them a good clean , and give them a few coats of wax so they clean better and keep protected, from all the crap that stick's to them, hope that was some help.
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    If you use Brick Mortar Cleaner (weak acid) it dissolves brake grim and tar stains instantly. Just apply it with a brush, light scrub give it 30 seconds and rinse off. They come up sparkling. Do it every other week or month to keep on top. I’ve done it for years on all my cars (alloy wheels) and it works a treat it gets right into the wheel nucks and crannies, never had any tarnishing or reaction to it and I’ve been doing it for over 10 years.
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    I highly rate MucOff for cleaning alloys - it's alkaline not acid, so it doesn't eat the alloys over time which some acid based cleaners do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    I highly rate MucOff for cleaning alloys - it's alkaline not acid, so it doesn't eat the alloys over time which some acid based cleaners do.
    Still has irritable effects and dissolves things
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    poorboys blue cleaner is ok. Spray on, leave for a min then blast off with a pressure washer.

    Best thing to do would be use a wheel sealent or wax on them. Will stop the dirt sticking to them as bad. Still get dirty but be much easier to clean.

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    Autoglym polish then 3 coats of Poorboys wheel sealant FTW
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    As above really, make sure there spotless, and then treat them with the said products.

    Tried fitting "performace pad's"?, supposed to give off less brake dust so the wheels stay cleaner for longer, i bought my self Black Preditor pad's from LMF for around £70 all round, and my wheels are deffinatly staying cleaner for longer =)

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    poorboys wheel sealant or chemical guys wheel guard. can also use collinite waxes
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    oh cheers for the help lads! ill get them cleaned up and a good wax and polish soon! See if it helps out
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