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    Cool any tricks to clean grime off back of wheels?

    I've just bought a set of 17" Gsi alloys and I cleaned them up but I cleaned the first and thought great as it really did look like it had just been clay barr'd on the inside! I thought brilliant if the rest are going to be like this!

    However....

    They aren't

    I've scrubbed them but they have quite a bit of brake dust on them that needs something stronger...

    what do you suggest guys?

    thanks,

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    some very cherry or strong mix of apc and agitate with a brush, if all else fails wonder wheel's but please read the instructions.....
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    I have had excellent results with a set of 17" GSI alloys using Wonder Wheels. I am aware it is quite strong stuff and use it with that in mind...hence its only on for a minute or so. Gets all the dirt off from a long hard winter, as mine are only winter wheels and my summer Snowflakes would never be allowed to get that dirty.

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    and a big tube of elbow grease

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    James wonder wheels will get the majority of the staining off just use plenty off water to remove the W W after application , failing that you may need to have the wheels polished with a D A and a coursre pad to get the ground in marks off
    Or you could respray them
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    Bilberry wheel cleaner at a 6:1 dilution and most important Iron-X watch it do it's funky stuff and honestly the wheels will look like brand new!

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128947

    Daisy kitchen cleaner, SRP and as luke.oldham points out, plenty of elbow grease!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    Bilberry wheel cleaner at a 6:1 dilution
    Is this ratio just for normal use Derek, or will that shift stubborn stuff too? Im picking up a lt of Bilberry tonight. Don't need a strong solution for myself, just wondered if it would cover both light and stubborn, save having 2 lots mixed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128947

    Daisy kitchen cleaner, SRP and as luke.oldham points out, plenty of elbow grease!!!




    Is this ratio just for normal use Derek, or will that shift stubborn stuff too? Im picking up a lt of Bilberry tonight. Don't need a strong solution for myself, just wondered if it would cover both light and stubborn, save having 2 lots mixed up.
    I have two mixes, 10:1 for dirty and 20:1 for normal weekly use and it seems to work well for me on my waxed and sealed rims.

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    Bilberry is exellent, never used WW (though I believe it's a good product).

    Truth is, it's usually the old elbow grease you need most when working on the wheels.

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