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Old 01-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #21
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P21S is a really good wheel cleaner. Expensive but it works on every type of wheel.
I detail on the side. I use Sonax for most vehicles. P21S is a great wheel cleaner aswell. Both are all material/surface/paint friendly. Chemical guys also makes a nice wheel cleaner, but not as strong as Sonax or P21.

My steps to wheel cleaning are:

1. Degrease with Sonax or P21.
2. Let sit for about 10-15min.
3. Break down the wheel cleaner with an all purpose all material safe brush (for harder grime contaminants use a claybar).
4. Pressure rinse the hell out of the wheel.
5. Wash with a nice car shampoo and designated wheel mitt.
6. Dry with a designated wheel towel.
7. Seal and wax the wheel with a wheel sealant or designated wax. (Poorboys makes a very nice product for the money IMO.)

Whola, brand new wheels . This is at least what I used to do for my M3 and S2000. I have to realize sometimes that this IS a truck. Some may see my steps a little redudant, but its from a detailers perspective and gives the awesome results everytime.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:50 PM   #22
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Be careful with wheel cleaners, they can damage your paint/finish if you buy the wrong one. I just use the same soap I wash my car with and a good wheel brush.
Same here.

I actually use baby shampoo to make my wash water. I wash the truck first (two bucket method) and then the leftover soapy water gets used on the wheels.

I keep my wheels well waxed and that helps the brake dust from sticking so much.
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purple power, toothbrush, metal polish.

purple power and toothbrush for the wheels, metal polish for the lug nuts... you gotta polish your nuts. girls like shiny nuts.

and don't use your tooth brush water head, grab the wifes... haha
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Am I the only one who goes with a sponge and scrubs every nook on the wheel? And I wash the truck every week, so small kine time consuming. lol

For the tires I use a brush with the soapy leftover water after I wash the truck.
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