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Dirty Wheels!

This is a discussion on Dirty Wheels! within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; I bought some chrome ZR1 wheels that were used. I went to clean them and found some stuff that was ...

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    Junior Member amanc96's Avatar
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    Dirty Wheels!

    I bought some chrome ZR1 wheels that were used. I went to clean them and found some stuff that was baked on... If i use my finger nail i can scrape some of it away but wanted something else that'll clean it faster since it's in the grooves. I bought a one of those bug/tar remover sponges and a nylon brush that helped a little bit but isn't really removing all the crap. anybody have any ideas?

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    Member ls1speedster's Avatar
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    lighter fluid

    then take a mothers powerball or mothers in a can and apply by hand
    then take a microfiber cloth and wipe them down...

    may help may not

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    Member 99'CajunFirehawk157's Avatar
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    On the backside of mine I had some crap like that, stick on weight glue, tar, etc, I used my pressure washer to blast away the stuck on stuff and a scotchbrite w/some purple spray cleaner has a follow up.

    CAUTION: scotcbrite will scratch chrome!!! BE careful - YMMV

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