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whats the best way to clean wheels? Is there some sort of polish/cleaner that will remove all the winter crap from them?
 

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Eh, there are tons of polish/cleaner for wheels at auto-parts stores. All you gotta do is look around. I've never had any faults with Armor-all's wheel cleaners/tire shine.
 

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I use this stuff called NEVR DULL, it comes in a little tin that you can get at wal-mart. I normally put that on before winter so it keeps them polished and protected, and when I want to clean my truck I wash it all down with Simple Green. thats gets most of the salt off, the rest of it I just wipe off. and after im done I put NEVR DULL on again.
 

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well.... i spray my hose on my wheels... maybe im old fasioned...
 

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Digger33 said:
whats the best way to clean wheels? Is there some sort of polish/cleaner that will remove all the winter crap from them?
Your wheels have a coating or a painted on finish just like the body (assuming you have factory alloys or aftermarket alloys) ...a good cleaner wax will take care of them...like Meguiars yellow wax!

don't use harsh detergent soaps on them when washing ...a cheap shampoo works well just like on the body paint!

if your wheels are polished aluminum with no coating then a good soft metal sealer would be good to apply...if the finish is wearing off then it really depend on the finish and type of wheel what to do!

Stay away from the commercial wheel cleaners...they are aimed more at cheap factory wheels and wheel covers not alloy or clear coat finishes...
 

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StemsCornfedTaco said:
I use this stuff called NEVR DULL, it comes in a little tin that you can get at wal-mart. I normally put that on before winter so it keeps them polished and protected, and when I want to clean my truck I wash it all down with Simple Green. thats gets most of the salt off, the rest of it I just wipe off. and after im done I put NEVR DULL on again.
EEwwwww.... the navy uses the hell out of that crap. I'll never touch it again..... works good though.
 

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EEwwwww.... the navy uses the hell out of that crap. I'll never touch it again..... works good though.
NEVR DULL or Simple Green??
 

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Get some "Blue Magic" (aluminum wheel polish) sold at most auto stores. Follow the directions, once you wipe on the Blue Magic, the blue will turn into a black film. Now, before wiping it clean like it says to do, sprinkle some corn starch or flour on the wheels. Yep, cooking corn starch/flour (although the corn starch works slightly better). Now wipe the wheels clean with a clean soft cloth to a polish. Really makes a huge difference from using just the product alone. I've only used Blue Magic but it should work with similar aluminum wheel polishing products. If you don't believe, try doing the front without the corn starch and the back with the corn starch (on the same side of the truck). You should see an obvious difference. I use this on my Weld's and it works great. Do this and apply a car wax coat to the wheels to protect from some basic dirt and grime. It will reduce the number of times you need to polish them.

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Paint them. You'll never have to spend any effort cleaning them again, but you'll get more stoned than you've ever been in your life when you paint them (assuming you use some "wheel" paint)
 

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I bought some Mr.Clean wheel cleaning pads, I think they may be called "Magic Erasers" at the local Wal-Mart the other day. I found them in the automotive cleaning aisle. All you have to do is add water and they do a pretty good job. I use them to keep my wheels clean such as removing the occasional breakdust and such on weekend washings. It cleans the tires fairly well too. I decided to try them because they were cheap. About $1 a pad I think and there are 4 in a box. They get into some pretty tight areas as well. Just a suggestion..........
 
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