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RobertNaylor



Member Since: 24 Feb 2013
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Wheel Cleaning

Just cleaned my wheels and found those little hard baked on bits of brake pad failed to come with wheel cleaner and a wheel brush.
Then I had an idea, keeping the wheels wet with wheel cleaner I used an old credit card to gently scrape away the offending items.
It work a treat, you all may already know about this but I was so please I felt I had to share it.

Post #381723 Mon Apr 29 2013 11:26am
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Fatandre



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Next time just use IronX 91 BMW 850CSI

Post #381726 Mon Apr 29 2013 11:52am
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Beancounter_74



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^^^ Agreed Thumbs Up

But as long as you are happy with the results, that's good. Personally, I'd not risk scratching my alloys (I leave that to mrs Bean Whistle Laughing ) with a credit card.

Products that I've found great at cleaning up wheels SAFELY are:
IronX
Sonax Extreme Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
P21 Red Power Gel

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Post #381729 Mon Apr 29 2013 12:26pm
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Bradders



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^^^ Agree too, but I find prevention is better than cure.

Off with the wheels, wash with washing up liquid, IronX, wash again, polish with Gtechniq P1, IPA wipe down, and seal with Gtechniq C5 Thumbs Up FF 4.4 V8 Soooo looking forward to this bad boy
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Post #381730 Mon Apr 29 2013 12:50pm
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npinks
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and try a tar cleaner too,

just gave my car a going over and the 3M wheel cleaner didn't touch it, so i added Wolf's De-ironiser to the mix and that didn't budge it, so i brought out the Wonder Wheels Acid and they still remained stuck fast

got my final inch of AutoSmart tardis tar remover and its started to remove the spots, then it slowly disappeared in to the block driveway when i knocked the bottle over Big Cry

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Beancounter_74



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Bradders wrote:
^^^ Agree too, but I find prevention is better than cure.

Too true Thumbs Up BMW F31 335D MSport+ xDrive Touring - Mineral Grey w/ Coral interior
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GONE: Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE - Stornaway Grey w/Black Interior (starting to wish we'd kept it Surprised )
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npinks
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i have been using Wolf chemicals clean and seal for the last year, very pleased, but had the dealers clean it just before xmas and i think they must have stripped it and this been its first proper was since then made it hard work

Post #381735 Mon Apr 29 2013 1:21pm
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Beancounter_74



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npinks wrote:
...............dealers clean it just before xmas ....................this been its first proper was since then made it hard work

Don't worry Nick I won't mention that over on DW, else you'll be lynched Laughing BMW F31 335D MSport+ xDrive Touring - Mineral Grey w/ Coral interior
MERCEDES GL350 - Metallic Navy Blue w/Grey interior

GONE: Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE - Stornaway Grey w/Black Interior (starting to wish we'd kept it Surprised )
GONE: BMW F10 520D MSport - Carbon Black
GONE:MY12 RRS SDV6 HSE Sumatra/Ivory/Grand Black Privacy glass

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npinks
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i know, i know Embarassed the broken nilfisk didn't help and the extended "sod it its too cold to wash it" days

edit: I did, head down to the DIY jet wash armed with my pump sprayer filled with Magifoam and used there jetwash to jet it off and then spray wax and then spotless rinse

so its not been totally neglected Wink


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Beancounter_74



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I can't talk Wink , mine has had a couple of post winter washes, but I need to spend a day getting back into a respectable condition......and Mrs bean wants hers doing 'properly' too Sad

Oh, and I drove over some freshly painted road lines yesterday, which seem to have splattered nicely up the NS of the car......great Rolling Eyes BMW F31 335D MSport+ xDrive Touring - Mineral Grey w/ Coral interior
MERCEDES GL350 - Metallic Navy Blue w/Grey interior

GONE: Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE - Stornaway Grey w/Black Interior (starting to wish we'd kept it Surprised )
GONE: BMW F10 520D MSport - Carbon Black
GONE:MY12 RRS SDV6 HSE Sumatra/Ivory/Grand Black Privacy glass

Post #381740 Mon Apr 29 2013 1:39pm
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mse



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Once you have got it clean...use something to make it easy to remove and clean regularly.

We are moving back to tar and flies to clean off now!! Mike

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Post #381766 Mon Apr 29 2013 7:26pm
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customcarsuk



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I wax my wheels after they have been cleaned. Easier to clean after

Post #381776 Mon Apr 29 2013 9:26pm
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RobertNaylor



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Good info guys, I also use a wax after wheel washing, this IronX stuff look good will get some and try it out next time. Cheers

Post #381826 Tue Apr 30 2013 3:06pm
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RWA5H



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What wax do you use? I usually clean then seal with Auto Glym Alloy Sealer - is it the same thing? 2013 (13.5MY) RRS HSE Black | Causeway Grey | Privacy | Ivory & Ebony | Grand Black Lacquer | Style 7 Alloys | AWESOME

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mse



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RWA5H wrote:
I usually clean then seal with Auto Glym Alloy Sealer - is it the same thing?


me to, works fine for me Mike

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Post #381837 Tue Apr 30 2013 4:37pm
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