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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2019, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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A Little Wheel Cleaning Trick

I use CLR to clean my polished aluminum wheels and it works great on disc brake dust.
I spray it on and work it with an old sponge - no hard scrubbing, just work it into all of the spots on the wheel.
Rinse if off, hit any spots I missed, rinse again and all done.

Be sure to test a small out of the way spot to see how it treats your wheels.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2019, 07:45 AM
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It's a bunch of work to try to keep wheels clean, especially the ones with a dozen spokes.

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Nice tip. Tnx I have some nasty Moabs that I want to try this on.
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good tip, I used CLR by the gallon to clean parts I was prepping for paint, I will suggest that if you are spraying you should use a respirator as CLR is acid based, also consideration should be given to the possibility of surface etching if being used on pricy wheels.
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I agree - always test when you're using something new.
CLR didn't affect my wheels but they're not super polished.

I was going to change them, they're a little funky looking, but I'm considering black powder coat.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 12:32 PM
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What??? I work hard to get them dirty!

It doesn't matter who you are until you are whom you are supposed to be.
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