04-12-2002, 03:37:00 PM
Anyone know of a really good Aluminum Wheel cleaner?
I've got Boyd's on my truck and I've been using Mothers aluminum polish and it works great, but I decided to take the wheel off and clean the inner side of the wheel. WHEW... I'm gonna need something to break that up a little bit, first.
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04-12-2002, 03:53:00 PM
Be extremely carefull what you try on polished aluminum. Glass cleaner (With Ammonia) will spot stain the polished surface like a SOB and you'll have to re-polish your nads off to bring it back.
I've done the insides before and I just used regular car wash soap and a soft bristle scrub brush until it came off.
For the ultimate polished shine on aluminum try Nevr-Dull polishing wads (blue can), then Mothers and finish it off with a final scrub with Wenol (toothpaste tube). It's a ton of work but it comes out super nice.
04-12-2002, 04:03:00 PM
If you are talking about the disk brake film dust buildup Eagle One, sold at PEP Boys will do it. Different kinds for different wheels or some they call A to Z general purpose. Spray on, let sit a minute, work in with nylon brush and wash off.
04-12-2002, 10:09:00 PM
As far as cleaning or preping the wheel, I would just use some car wash, and a lot of elbow grease.
As far as polishing, I'm currently trying, and am very pleased with "X-TREEM" The first stage is cotton wading, and the second is a liquid sealer. You can find it at your local Harley shop, and each are $10 a piece.
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04-13-2002, 12:15:00 AM
Be careful of what spray on cleaners you use.
I haven't tried Eagle One but all the other stuff I have tried on my other rims removed the protective coating from the chrome and the rims started to rust... And the spray cleaner said, safe for all chrome and aluminum mag wheels... If it does that to chrome imagine what it could do to aluminum rims...
A roll of duct tape, bailing wire, and a little luck! It should hold together....
04-13-2002, 08:54:00 PM
I use brillo pads on the back inside of most wheels. Not on visible outer areas unless they are pretty crummy. That NeverDull is good stuff.
04-14-2002, 01:28:00 AM
I have had good luck with purple power mixed 50\50 w\water. Spray it on let sit for 30 seconds wipe and rinse.
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04-17-2002, 09:12:00 PM
just found this really cool new metal polish,it's called Zephyr pro40.This stuff is awesome,it take verye little effort at all and leaves aluminum looking like chrome. the only drawback is it's 12.99 for 8oz bottle
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