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#1 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 12:41 PM
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I have a 2008 328I sedan. OEM "base" 16" wheels. Are these wheels clear coated? I have a cleaner but want a wax to keep 'em looking primo. I noticed that many of the wheel waxes say "for uncoated wheels". What wax can I wax them with to help make brake dust removal easier?
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Yes...All Factory Wheels are clearcoated. And if you really want to clean them and keep them protected take them off the car, wash them, and wax them. But either way they will get dirty fast, it's a BMW. I don't know if you've ever owned one but the breaks dust really really crazy, but work great! Soo...wouldn't get worked up about it. They will get dirty either waxed or unwaxed....and honestly....wax doesn't help that much.


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Thank you for the info. This is my first BMW. I did happen to get some "Wheel wax" at a local retailer and applied it to the rims. It did make easy work of removing the brake dust, but I can see you are correct, it will come back anyway. But hopefully I won't need as much elbow grease to remove it.
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I've been using Simply Green and a soft nylon brush whenever I give her a wash. As long as you don't let the brake dust accumulate for too long, it's a relatively painless process.
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Well keeping your wheels waxed wont give you much protection... It will just keep them looking nice.... I use dish soap and HOT water... I use a lot of soap to keep them lathered up nicely and it does me EXTREMELY well I am most of the time able to go for longer periods of time without the infamous brake dust accumulation...

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