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    What do you use on your wheels?

    I keep going from product to product and I haven't found one I truly like yet. What do you guys prefer?
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    I use Simple Green on my tires and wheels. It works the best out of anything I've tried yet plus I like being able to clean my wheels and tires at the same time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreamnRex
    I use Simple Green on my tires and wheels. It works the best out of anything I've tried yet plus I like being able to clean my wheels and tires at the same time...
    It's not too strong to use on wheels? Do you dilute it at all?
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    Simple green and occasionally a little meguiars hot rims for really strong dirt spots.
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    When I bought my rims last year, the salesman told not to use any wheel cleaner on them. Since I keep the car cleaned most of the time, I simply use Car Wah soap to clean the inner and outside rim as well. The rims look immaculate. In the past, I have used Eagle One rim cleaner, Simple Green as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcpatters
    When I bought my rims last year, the salesman told not to use any wheel cleaner on them. Since I keep the car cleaned most of the time, I simply use Car Wah soap to clean the inner and outside rim as well. The rims look immaculate. In the past, I have used Eagle One rim cleaner, Simple Green as well.
    What kind of rims do you have? I have heard that it's not good to use strong cleaners (simple green for example) on painted rims. I have also heard of people using WD-40 on their rims. I think Armin does, but I'm not 100% sure about that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63
    It's not too strong to use on wheels? Do you dilute it at all?
    Nah I dont dilute it. I dont think its too strong, alot of people use it on wheels. Somebody correct me if im wrong...
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    I use virgin's blood. makes them nice and shiny, and provides a little extra stickyness on track days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreamnRex
    I use Simple Green on my tires and wheels. It works the best out of anything I've tried yet plus I like being able to clean my wheels and tires at the same time...

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    I think I'm gonna try the simple green. I already clean them with car wash concentrate... I just wanted to know what you put on them after the wash...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63
    I think I'm gonna try the simple green. I already clean them with car wash concentrate... I just wanted to know what you put on them after the wash...
    Nothing but a thorough rinsing - especially with Simple Green. It is best not to let Simple Green dry on the wheels - do them when cool or cold.
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