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Does anybody know of any really good wheel cleaner at an auto parts store or anywhere that I can use to get my wheels cleaned really well? Tryin' to make them look purdy!
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Are they the stock forged/clear coated wheels? About all you can do with those is clean them well and wax them. A good all-purpose cleaner like Simple Green works well, or just use your regular car-wash soap. If they are water-spotted badly, then you'll need to go a polishing route.

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Simple Green here. Works well.
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What wheels are we talking here and what finish do they have?

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It's the '99 year bullet hole stock wheels. Thanks for the help guys. Cause they are pretty dirty with brake dust, some time of grime, dirt, and other stuff. I'm kinda wantin' to eventually (after I clean them) polish them up and make them look new.
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if they are noy coated with a clear coat the best thing for raw aluminum is Eagle 1 mag etching wheel cleaner. It will leave the wheels a satin finish easaly braught to a shine with polish.

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if they are noy coated with a clear coat the best thing for raw aluminum is Eagle 1 mag etching wheel cleaner. It will leave the wheels a satin finish easaly braught to a shine with polish.
Thank ya buddy. Where can I get that? Like Napa, or Advance AP? Places like that I would imagine?
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windex is very effective

dont use meguiar's Hot Rims ALL WHEEL cleaner, it is too strong and will eat away at chrome or any coating, even though it states that it is safe on all factory coated wheel types. I used it and it hurt the chrome finish.

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Thank ya buddy. Where can I get that? Like Napa, or Advance AP? Places like that I would imagine?
Yep follow the instructions on the bottle. It is good stuff I had polished aluminum wheels that i hated to clean untill i found this. Spray it on I liket to use a a scotch brite on realy dirty wheels and hose it off. The wheels will look realy good. If you want a mirror finish get out the powerball or some aluminum polish.

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