cleaning wheels

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by tims78camaro, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. tims78camaro

    tims78camaro Veteran Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    louisville ky
    i have some JEGS Sport Star Cast Aluminum Wheels when i wash it it all ways leaves water spots know mater what i do. how can i get the waterspots of theses wheels? im afraid to use sprays cause i know some sprays will dull the wheels
  2. B.M.

    B.M. Veteran Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    I have the jegs wheels that look like the weld drag lite wheels,and i use never dull on them.It works pretty good at shining them up,although mine have some lite oxidation and the never dull wont take it off,at least not for me anyway.
  3. Lerchinator

    Lerchinator Veteran Member

    Oct 2, 2009
    On Earth
    Distilled white vinegar will keep those water spots off, its about $3 a gallon at grocery store.
    I have used a ortho dial and spray hose end sprayer on the highest setting for years as a final rinse when washing my cars. It will work as good as a final rinse at a car wash. A gallon of vinegar in this will last 8-12 times.
    Drive it wet until its dry, or dry it off in the driveway works even better.
  4. DAWG

    DAWG Veteran Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Colebrook, Connecticut
    just use some paste wax after drying!
    Ive done it this way for years and never get any water spots and Im using well water.
  5. SRADkneedragger

    SRADkneedragger Veteran Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Odessa Texas
    If you want a really high luster finish( think chrome) finish polish them with cornstarch.

  6. Purple87SS

    Purple87SS New Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    United States
    I swear by Adams Polishes products. Try their metal polish #1 and #2 then seal the wheels with their sealant or Armor all wheel sealant. Repels brake dust/road grime better then most combos.
  7. Show7d3

    Show7d3 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    Manheim, PA
    I really like their metal polish #2. My aluminum parts have never looked better, and they were very shiny to begin with. Adam's polish made a noticable improvement. As an experiment I used their glass sealant on a plastic snow shovel to keep the snow from sticking and so far it works great.
  8. Spellbound

    Spellbound Veteran Member

    Oct 5, 2013
    New Hampshire
    Mine needs more than a vinegar spray I think initially and that Adams stuff isn't available locally around here that I can see - anything else "off the shelf" suggested?
  9. David79Z28

    David79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2009
    Greenville, TX
    I use the same polishes I use on my paint, Meguiar's M205 and M105, followed by Mothers aluminum polish.

    You could try Meguiar's ultimate compound followed by their ultimate polish. They are available over the counter and similar to those I mentioned.

    Follow it up with a metal sealant.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2014
  10. Spellbound

    Spellbound Veteran Member

    Oct 5, 2013
    New Hampshire
    thanks - i'll look for it

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