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anyone enjoy washing stock TRD off road wheels?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aficianado, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    aficianado

    aficianado [OP] Well-Known Member

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    man, i hate all the nooks and crannies. especially that stupid trapazoidal "dimple". mine are all stuffed with brake dust. i've been blasting thru the backwoods hog hunting. i washed and waxed my ride to prep for the upcoming turkey season. cleaning those wheels suck.

    i want these 4runner wheels..i would even accept the 17" tire/wheel option. quick swipe with a soapy cloth would be all it takes.

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  2. Feb 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    neoflex

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    The wheels in your pic are 18". We have those on my wifes 4Runner. They are super easy to clean as you can even get into the inside lip easy with the big holes but I can reassure you that they are 18 not 17.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    aficianado

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    damn. 18"? nevermind. thanks alot..i was gonna start peeking at SUV's in the parking lots. probably get peppered sprayed or tazered. haha.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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  5. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    macgyver

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    Use a soft bristeled brush. I have one I use for wheels only. It gets down in the nooks and crannies.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    I really dont think the stock OR wheels are that bad. I hit them w/ mothers fx wheel cleaner, then use a couple different brushes and they're good to go!
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    and an ez detail brush (bikebrush.com) to reach the inner barrels.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    joerussell610

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    Whatever you do dont use that Armorall wheel spray that is supposed to keep wheels clean. It jacked my wheels all up. Good idea BAD product!
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    I use a three inch paint brush. Spray the wheels and tires with simple green first, wash the truck and go back and do the wheels and tires with the paint brush and what is left of the soapy water in the bucket. Works great!
     
  10. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    some great tips!! thanks.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    17" TRD Sport wheels! Very easy to clean :D
     
  12. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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  13. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Just powdercoat them a dark color like black and you will never worry about the brake dust again!:D
     
  14. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    They blister easy too.:D
     
  15. Feb 9, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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    Or just dont wash them at all and let the brake dust do the powder coating for you :cool:
     
  16. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:17 AM
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    Stop it! :lalala:

    Only got a year on mine so far... once they blister, they're getting a coat of paint!
     
  17. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    Mine are easy to clean for they are in storage with my summer tires.
    Rims are never clean in the winter where I live..its either snow, salt, slush, dirty water from the melted snow/salt/sand....that is why I used a steel set.

    You are right about them being a pita to clean though when they are on the truck, will try the simple green method in June.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:52 AM
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    I have the FJ wheels on mine and they are kind of a pain to clean in and around the lug nuts. I been using a new product from mothers called wheel and tire cleaner. I just spray it all over the rims and tires and let it sit for a few minutes and then pressure wash it off. It works really good.
     
  19. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    Agree, they are a pain in the ass to clean.
     
  20. Feb 10, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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