Dollar Store wheel/rim cleaner

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  1. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    So, last time i was at the dollarstore getting a few microfiber cloths for my car... and i saw wheel/rim cleaner.

    I figured, for $1 who cares!


    and to my suprise (and too bad i did not take any before/after pics) it really cut the dirt/grime/grease ect off of the rotors and the rims. I mean, explected it to do well/ok on the rims, but the rotors look so much nicer, and i diddn't scrub them at all all i did was spray, wait and rinse (the rims i did scrub though)



    So yea, i suggest this product to those who do not need super high quality stuff, or just don't want to spend alot!
     
  2. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    I wouldn't use those on expensive wheels. :D
     
  3. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I don't think very many people that have expensive wheels will be buying dollar store cleaner, no? xD

    im actually going to go get the bottle and see what's actually in it, and google the chemicals

    ill bring back the results :)
     
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    houstoned Yoga Pants Connoisseur.

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    i've spent lots of money on rims that were $1000+ per rim (just the rim without tire) and i do not trust rim cleaners on my finishes. i usually just use the same soap i use for washin my car (usually meguiars gold series). i will go over the surface with a microfiber cloth or mit and clean the "in-between" areas with some type of rim brush.

    u shouldn't have to buy a special cleaner for all those rotor and brake dust anyways. if u have nice rims u should clean them regularly, before the caking starts to happen. if u are gettin too much brake dust then change to some better pads. they are pretty inexpensive now a days, so there should be no reason to skimp out on a proper rotor/pad setup. u can buy cheap brembo blanks and mat them with some EBC greens or somethin similar for a few hundred bucks.

    only real closeup pix i can find of one of my old setups. 20"x9.5" (F) by 20"x11" (R); this is the back rim with a 4.5" lip:
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    narsnail Notebook Prophet

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    its probably radioactive moose pee , man that stuff cleans anything ;)
     
  6. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    :p


    All i know is my rotors look nice and clean, and i diddnt even try to clean them :)


    That being said, i'm planning on changing them and the break pads out after next winter any way xD
     
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    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    What did you drive back in the day?
     
  8. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    I treat my truck to the finest. :D

    Armour All Wash and Wax
    Meguiar's Tire Shine
    Zaino (Best stuff I've ever used, a towel will slide right off the hood) Detailer
    Clay Bar
     
  9. houstoned

    houstoned Yoga Pants Connoisseur.

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    the pix shows one of my old cars, a g35 coupe. i was one of the first guys in houston, maybe texas, to have a real kenstyle kit.

    @ colton: zymol and zaino cleaning products are just in a class of their own. good choice.
     
  10. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    lol should i even bother asking about the tuning/racing scene there xD
     
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