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    wat is the best way to clean up my z06 alloy rims? someone mentioned the clay bars and magic erasers? are those the best ways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerPlus View Post
    wat is the best way to clean up my z06 alloy rims? someone mentioned the clay bars and magic erasers? are those the best ways?
    Those two products you've mentioned are only good if you're removing water spots, and brake dust (pits)

    To polish, you can use Mother's Metal Polish combined with their Powerball

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    i have the same wheels, JUST MAKE SURE YOU ONLY CLEAN THEM WHEN THEY ARE COLD. but yeagh metal polish is the only way, sometimes in between polishing i use like windex but for the most part you need to polish and than put on a good sealer wax. i like 3m the best, its the only one that doesnt leave a haze when the wheels get hot..

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    I have the same rims, and I swear, the previous owner never cleaned them. Brake dust is baked on the inside, there are water spots everywhere and road grime. The ONLY product that has helped clean them is Mother's Polish. I tried the power ball, but didn't like the results, so I used the old fashinoned method - elbow grease!

    It took 45 minutes just to clean the spokes and outside rim for one wheel. I'll deal with the inside part of the wheel itself this weekend.

    Do you guys have any recommendations for getting the baked on brake dust off? Spray cleaners don't work, so I know I will have to manually do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patricksd View Post
    I have the same rims, and I swear, the previous owner never cleaned them. Brake dust is baked on the inside, there are water spots everywhere and road grime. The ONLY product that has helped clean them is Mother's Polish. I tried the power ball, but didn't like the results, so I used the old fashinoned method - elbow grease!

    It took 45 minutes just to clean the spokes and outside rim for one wheel. I'll deal with the inside part of the wheel itself this weekend.

    Do you guys have any recommendations for getting the baked on brake dust off? Spray cleaners don't work, so I know I will have to manually do it.
    are you talking about the polished side or the inside???
    if its the inside i use warm water and an sos pad, or simple green.
    if its the polished side sometimes its worth taking them to a professional polisher. the guy by me chaged 20 a wheel after i took of the tires. and they came back shinin like a diamond in a black mans ass lol. they were amazing. i had to do this because my old camaro sat in the way of some sprinklers for a few months,

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    It is on the inside of the rim - the unpolished part. I'll give Simple Green a try.

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    yeah and a sos pad or the back of a kitchen sponge

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarojunky74 View Post
    yeah and a sos pad or the back of a kitchen sponge
    How do you like Corona? I have a lot of friends up there. I usually go up there once a month or so. It gets pretty hot up there, I'll say that much lol.

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