I just use the windex to cut through the brake dust and clean it off. Then
I soap and water the rims along with the rest of the car. The thing is - I
don't wanna use my nice sponge or chamois on dirty rims or they will be
ruined. So I get the brake dust off first. I have used tire foam from
AutoZone but those things don't clean as well as just some basic windex and
a paper towel.
01 C5 Coupe Magnetic Red II
Can't speak to C6 wheels but am able for C4 and C5 polished alloys.
I'm back to Dawn dishwashing detergent and a clean sponge. Zymol won't
cut the pad dust on either car.
Tried McGuire's "hot wheels" spray cleaner. Warning label says to leave
it on for no more than 10 seconds. I think 5-7 seconds might be
better--roughened clearcoat on the C4 and 'frosted' bare alloy on the C5.
Has anyone tried Mother's wheel cleaner -- a tennis ball sized sponge
that fits on a battery drill??? Have seen the ads but not in a store
yet. ... Gotta go cook for tomorrow. Enjoy the 4th....
These are the originals however it looks like the last owner stripped
all the coatings, left the outer surfaces bare and repainted the edge of
the spokes black. Unfortunately, the brake pads throw light gray dust.
Incidently, followed the paint job suggestions. Got some gentle
compounding and polish work to do but I think it will be damn good for
the price I paid. $ 35 in materials, $ 20 bucks for the airbrush
artist's lunch. A single panel 'shop quality' repaint in San Diego
would have run $ 275 plus the patch.
Thanks again for the coaching. Sun's near the yardarm out here--gotta
Polished wheels....... Are they clear coated?
If so, doesn't that take away from the benefit of polished wheels over
that you have the ability to bring the wheels back to brand new finish?
Non coated - Mother's Power Ball & Power Ball Mini & the accompanied
Mothers Metal Polish
Takes 1/4 the time and gives much much better results. My Billet
are 12 years old and look brand new!
Coated............. dish washing liquid.
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