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    Default Obvious Wheel Cleaning Tip

    Washed my car yesterday, and something pretty damn obvious occurred to me when cleaning my wheels.
    (16-spokers can be a swine to clean)

    When rinsing the wheels before washing the car, use a wheel brush at the same time to remove all the dirt and grime. Then when you shampoo and rinse there will be no dirt left on the wheels after rinsing. Nothing worse than having dirty marks left on your alloys after the final rinse.

    For Stevel, piccies of a clean Edition100, there is more than one on Merseyside:- (sorry - Camera Phone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    (16-spokers can be a swine to clean)
    Yes but when they're clean they look the best,imo,btw very nice motor......

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    have to use a megs wheel brush on Mrs Gsi's Signa's...the gap is only 10mm at the hub..far to small for my shovel hands..

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    So that's what colour it is.

    Looking good John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevel View Post
    So that's what colour it is.

    Looking good John.
    Thanks Steve, and Glenboy too.

    The results of a simple 'rinse-shampoo-rinse-chamois wipe-and buff with a microfibre' can be really quite satisfying especially in sunlight. Had to take pics with my phone as the batteries (and the spares) in my digital camera were dead

    A good claying/waxing is next when the weather warms up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevel View Post
    So that's what colour it is.

    Looking good John.
    Looks like silver lightning to me.

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    Looks great John, agree on the wheels being a pain in the arse, but as already said they look the best when clean IMO.

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    I think Steve believes the colour of my car to be 'Road Grime Grey' LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Looks great John, agree on the wheels being a pain in the arse, but as already said they look the best when clean IMO.

    Thanks Mark. It's very satisfying when those wheels look their best. It's the car's most striking feature visually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    Thanks Mark. It's very satisfying when those wheels look their best. It's the car's most striking feature visually.
    Couldn't agree more, noticed since I cleaned mine a lot of other vectra drivers checking the wheels out.

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