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how do I clean my rims

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ssscorpin110, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. ssscorpin110

    ssscorpin110 Guest

    hi guys, i have got the original rims on my 86 GT-S and they are really quite dirty. i think they are aluminum and i am wondering how to clean them really well because they have a bunch of stuff all over them that doesn't come off with a pressure washer. any ideas? there should be a picture below that you maybe able to see what i mean.

  2. ssscorpin110

    ssscorpin110 Guest

    alright so apparently i have no idea how to add a picture hahaha but if you want to see http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2920136 and then its at the bottom of the first page... although the camera managed to make it look good. but ya help anyone
  3. alman162

    alman162 Well-Known Member

    very VERY clean interior!! the such low KM's on the engine! bet your stoked with that!

    i dont know what you guys have over there, but in aust we can get powerful tyre and rim cleaners from our local auto stores... most things should do the job!
  4. Letze

    Letze Well-Known Member

    In America we have this stuff called simple green.. eats the tar out grime also consist ant pressure washing is important to cleaning rims. the rims I got off of ashley's car are only damaged due to corrosion issues...

    if you want some abusive chemicals to clean it use some oven cleaner be sure to cover your eyes noes and mouth.

    apply that and let it sit and then Pressure wash the crap out of it after the oven cleaner activates
  5. werkit217

    werkit217 Well-Known Member

    yea pretty much any rim cleaner n a stiff brush should do tha job, personally for real dirty alloys, i use this stuff called Wesleys Bleech-White, which is a whitewall tire cleaner, but works great on alloy rims. Wouldnt recommend using it on other types of rims, jus alloys
  6. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    ue a brass wire brush. it gets everything off.
  7. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    You need to see how ST165-2765 cleaned up his stock rims, WOW!
  8. schmooot

    schmooot Well-Known Member

    autosol metal polish is what I use
  9. ssscorpin110

    ssscorpin110 Guest

    alright thanks guys. i don't know why but a wire brush never even crossed my mind... we have like 12 of them lol. i'll prob try and clean them up a bit this weekend if its a decent temperature and depending on how that turns out i'll just leave them until after winter. kinda a waste to put too much work into them this close before winter eh (hope you american's like that eh... lol i had to stop saying it when i lived down there)
  10. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    only use a BRASS wire brush.
  11. ssscorpin110

    ssscorpin110 Guest

    Ok gotcha, that was my plan cause thats what you said originally. I'm guessing other wire brushes scratch them cause the metal is too hard. but thanks for double checking/being extra clear, never hurts.

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