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  • Baked grime on wheel weels

    Hi guys,

    Any recommended product for cleaning years of baked grime on aluminium alloy wells ?
    Off the self would be preferred if possible.

    Thanks,

  • #2
    bowdens wheel cleaner, a clay bar and a lot of elbow grease!

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    • #3
      really without taking the wheels off ??

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      • #4
        nope only way is wheels off to do it properly

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        • #5
          Well then I want a lazy as I dont want to take wheels off. Suggestions ??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by namz View Post
            Well then I want a lazy as I dont want to take wheels off. Suggestions ??
            Maybe consider a forum not dedicated to detailing?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Trewarin View Post
              Maybe consider a forum not dedicated to detailing?
              GOLD!

              Mick
              MY09 Senator Signature
              Cleaned --- Protected --- Driven

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Trewarin View Post
                Maybe consider a forum not dedicated to detailing?
                Spot on there!

                Either do it properly or lower your expectations namz, can't have both.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by EG30 View Post
                  Spot on there!

                  Either do it properly or lower your expectations namz, can't have both.
                  Its more abt skills, I dont know how to take off wheels and put them back on !

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                  • #10
                    This should help... https://youtu.be/0kfJ7Lu4tvo

                    It's best to use a tourqe wrench to tighten the nuts up.
                    "Perfection is lots of little things done well." Fernand Point

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by namz View Post
                      Its more abt skills, I dont know how to take off wheels and put them back on !
                      You should really learn how to do this, important life skill.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wolfgang View Post
                        This should help... https://youtu.be/0kfJ7Lu4tvo

                        It's best to use a tourqe wrench to tighten the nuts up.
                        I can and will definitely this, hopefully this weekend.
                        By the way are there any products to DIY fix scuff/scratches on alloys (mainly from kerbs etc) ?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by namz View Post
                          I can and will definitely this, hopefully this weekend.
                          By the way are there any products to DIY fix scuff/scratches on alloys (mainly from kerbs etc) ?
                          Not affordably.

                          Wheels flex, and get very hot.
                          Most home repairs would be lucky to last a week.

                          From memory, The Touchup Guys would probably charge less for than $250 for a set of four wheels, and use all the appropriate fillers + paints to make sure the repair bonds permanently.

                          Depending on where you are, there is also a shop in Melbourne that does machined/welded repairs and then re-powder coat. The cost is a lot higher there, however.

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                          • #14
                            Hi guys

                            What would be your go-to product to get the baked grime off?

                            I've seen Autosmart Tardis come up in a few search posts.

                            Would this be safe to use on darker colour alloys and factory painted brake callipers?




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                            • #15
                              Using bowdens own wheely clean. Seems a good product so far.

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