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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaned wheels today

My wheels were pretty dirty from all the brake dust getting on them so today I was tired of it so I decided to remove the wheels and give them a good cleaning. I used grade #0 steel wool and water to clean BOTH sides of the wheels and I think they came out pretty good for a 21 year old wheel. Now to find a product to apply to the wheels so they don't keep "attracting" all the dust and also try a different brand of brake pads.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2017, 01:14 PM
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Look nice!

I just got done washing my GFs bmw, and she has the M package wheels. I want to take them off to clean them but thankfully BMW doesn't give you lift points you can use unless you buy their jack. A clean wheel on the inside and out would make her car look like yours! Fresh and clean!

Still impressed with how clean yours are! And they are in great shape. No fading or clear coat issues..

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You used steel wool on the face?

Aren't stock Impala wheels clear coated? Mine are.
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You used steel wool on the face?

Aren't stock Impala wheels clear coated? Mine are.
Yes I did and yes they are. I tried a small area first to make sure it wasn't going to damage the clear coat.

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Yes I did and yes they are. I tried a small area first to make sure it wasn't going to damage the clear coat.
I use that 00 steel wool on furniture finishes ..

using on the wheels on the clear coat is not good. you did damage the clear coat because you did wear it down now the paint will begin to deteriorate.

I use a polishing foam pad with some 3m final glaze .. looks like glass. 3inch pad black.
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I just use wheel cleaner and a wheel brush when I do mine.. or just a wheel brush and water.

A lot of times that dust will cone right off with no problems.

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Mods, all the free good ones.
Future? Probably pull engine, reseal it, and run it a lot more. Looking to get 250k out of it. PRAYING for 300k.
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You ruined the wheels

You better sell the car immediately .................................................. ... to me for 2K



I can't imagine the clear coat is perfect on the wheels after 21 years anyway and the car is in CA. Hardly an aggressive weather climate.

Let me say.. The wheels look good and your car looks really good!!! Keep up the good work
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Just use some brand of Brake Dust Inhibitor on the wheels. Have heard good things about this Mopar Product......

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