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    Okay,

    I'm sure that this has been asked before, but.

    What do you use to keep your wheels clean for long periods/make washing easier.

    I've heard that you can use wax on wheels to stop the brake dust from eching into the finish, but what, where and how?

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    I've just bought some wheel wax from Halfrauds, they've got bogof on Turtle products at the mo.

    It's been on since Sunday & the wheels do seem to repell dirt & dust more as they still look ok, a bit dusty but not so much.

    I'll let you know when I next clean them if they are easier to clean.

    I think the main thing is to get the dust off regularly, then it's not so bad. If you let it bake on, it's murder to get off.

    The alloy cleaners all contain acid or alkaline as well so I think they shouldnt be used every time & should be washed off carefully or they'll attack the wheels themselves.

    HTH

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    As 'ion' has just said mate. Regular cleaning will keep them looking good IMO, but loads of guys use the Meguiars Wheel Brightener; it's not too acidic and is very effective. Make sthem nice and shiny too.

    Check out this website for cleaning tips - www.detailingworld.co.uk
    Check out this website for product - www.cleanandshiny.co.uk

    My wheels are a b17ch to clean if not done regularly -

    Last edited by AJA; 10th February 2006 at 15:55.

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    I just use soap and water on mine, wouldn`t put alloy wheel cleaner on them, eats the laquer ! Just frequent cleaning to keep them and I also wax them which seems to help as well.

    Interestingly it says on the invoice the warranty will be void if wheel cleaner is used so it can`t be good ..(though how they could prove it is beyond me?)

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    Yep same here. Fairy liquid and water, but then I am sad and do mine generally daily.

    Although I have lent the car to little brother this afternoon to valet at his hire car centre..... just hoping it comes back in one peice.

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    Thanks

    Will have to try the wheel wax and soapy water route first

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