View Full Version : cleanig painted aluminum wheels
Jan 28th, 2004, 04:13 PM
anybody know whats the best thing to use on painted aluminum wheels and then whats best to use to protect them??
Jan 29th, 2004, 06:32 AM
You should treat them just like the paint on our car. Regular car wash should wash the dirt of. Otherwise, you should get a safe wheel cleaner. I would keep a fresh coat of wax or sealant on them.
NXT is too new to has durability tested, but it should offer excellent protection for your wheels.
Jan 29th, 2004, 06:56 AM
If you're looking for a 'Wheel Cleaner' type product, you can try Meguiar's HOT WHEELS wheel cleaner (available on the website) but, as with any of these 'wheel cleaner' types of products, you'll probably have to get down there with some elbow grease to make it how you really want it...
And, as was mentioned, you'll probably want to go over the wheels with a quality synthetic like NXT. Regular carnauba wax will work, but only very temporarily because of heat issues.
Jan 29th, 2004, 01:19 PM
thanks alot for the advice
Jan 29th, 2004, 06:01 PM
This should help a little and any body else that's interested it an article about different types of wheel coating and how to clean & protect www.rimandwheelworks.com/index.html then go-to COSMETIC FINISHES
Jan 29th, 2004, 06:57 PM
The link doesn't work - Gotta fix for what you intended or is their site down.
Jan 29th, 2004, 07:10 PM
Sorry try This www.rimandwheelworks.com/index.html then go to Cosmetic Finishes
Jan 29th, 2004, 08:16 PM
thanks alot that site was very helpful
Jan 29th, 2004, 10:11 PM
The link looks exactly the same? Maybe their site was down temporarily or something. It works anyway. Good article.
Sure makes me think twice about wheel cleaners and the application of tire cleaner/blackeners.
Jan 29th, 2004, 11:15 PM
If you have a BIG LOT [ MY WIFE ASKED ME TOGO WHO KNEW] in your area they carry a Meguiars wheel cleaner call EXTRA GET IT @ $3.50 a bottle you can't beat it and Turtle wax Tire wax @ K-MART / NAPA I SWEAR BY THIS STUFF DOES NOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT SLIINNNNNNGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Note: Meguiars sell EXTRA by the case :D
Jan 30th, 2004, 07:56 PM
anybody ever here of solvent based tire shine causeing dry rot in rubber?