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#1 (permalink) Old 05-02-2005, 06:41 PM
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Ok so i found prolly the best thing to clean your rims. It is a little time consuming but you don't have to worry bout nasty chemicals or scrubbing. I just steam cleaned my rims and they look great. They had all kinds of brake dust on em from just a couple of days driving but now look AWESOME! no scrubbing just steam and wipe them off. You can get a steam cleaner (portable) at walmart for like 50 bucks. Give it a try plus you can do your engine with it as well LOL



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Ok so i found prolly the best thing to clean your rims. It is a little time consuming but you don't have to worry bout nasty chemicals or scrubbing. I just steam cleaned my rims and they look great. They had all kinds of brake dust on em from just a couple of days driving but now look AWESOME! no scrubbing just steam and wipe them off. You can get a steam cleaner (portable) at walmart for like 50 bucks. Give it a try plus you can do your engine with it as well LOL



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really??? just like that??? Nice! Halarious this topic comes up, I was just bitchin about my current rim cleaner...Eagle 1, it is terrible...!!! I may look into this!

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Yeah, we have some acid rim cleaner. Works well.

Don't know what it's called, but at the dealership.
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really??? just like that??? Nice! Halarious this topic comes up, I was just bitchin about my current rim cleaner...Eagle 1, it is terrible...!!! I may look into this!

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Yeah i was kinda skeptical at first but then after doing the first one i was like this rocks! you don't have to spray and hose off anything. I originally got it for the engine as i like to keep mine nice and clean and saw on the box that you could do the rims so i said what the hay let's try it. sure enough it worked like a champ. i was even able to get into the lug notches and get em clean. it's sweet!


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thats funny! i just bought 1 today for 50 bucks! i plan on detailing my friends car tomarrow~!

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I was just at the BMW Seattle dealership today looking at their rim cleaner (which goes for around 13 dollars), I'd rather handwash them than spend that much money on them tho...

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how do steam cleaners work anyway?
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i found this one at wal-mart, is what your talking about? i kinda dont get how it cleans this off? like dont you have to rinse the shit off after its cleaned?
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp...duct_id=3864094
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I was just at the BMW Seattle dealership today looking at their rim cleaner (which goes for around 13 dollars), I'd rather handwash them than spend that much money on them tho...
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its $6.99 for a 32 oz bottle at NYCs dealerships. And it works...but AJAX degreaser dish washing liquid and a high pressured hose (or bucket of water) takes less time and you'll only use like 5 teaspoons for all 4 rims. Plus it leaves you hands soft!!!!

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When I got my rims from tire rack it came with a little booklet and in it it said not to steam clean your rims b/c of the high temps.

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I rather handwash them (like old times)...
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I use a rim cleaner in an orange and black spray bottle. I use as directed spray use a brush made specifically to clean rims. I rinse after 30 seconds then I repeat. If you do your rounds in the sun it will dry before you reach it so you can repeat.

My bottle cap rims were so covered with brake dust that it was the same gun metal grey as my paint. I didn't realize know they were a light grey until the one day when my hand brush against while cleaning the car and my hand was covered in brake soot and I saw a slightly lighter streak. So I grabbed my rim cleaner and the brush. It took 3 hours but when I got all the dirt off the rims shined so much I could see them almost a block away.
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