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    What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    Recently put some matte black wheels on my car. I have All Wheel Cleaner but I'm scared to use it on these wheels. I've only been using a wash mitt with NXT soap to clean them. What else is can I use? Also, what should I use to protect them?
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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by 05Goat View Post
    Recently put some matte black wheels on my car. I have All Wheel Cleaner but I'm scared to use it on these wheels. I've only been using a wash mitt with NXT soap to clean them. What else is can I use? Also, what should I use to protect them?
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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by AeroCleanse View Post
    After you have them clean, wax them.
    Well yea........

    Maybe I should rephrase my question to which wax will look the best on matte black?

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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    Cleaning them with car wash soap and water with your wash mitt is good, if your looking for a gentle wheel cleaner then try one of these products:


    or if you can find it:



    As for protection, NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 is a good choice.

    Are the wheels clearcoated?
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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    I would not wax your wheels since they are matte black, im not positive for wheels but I know for paint it will make them glossy and not the matte color anymore. So I would probably advise againsnt waxing them, a gentle wheel cleaner should be okay or the soap and water is fine if it is getting everything.

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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    Quote Originally Posted by john m. View Post
    I would not wax your wheels since they are matte black, im not positive for wheels but I know for paint it will make them glossy and not the matte color anymore. So I would probably advise againsnt waxing them, a gentle wheel cleaner should be okay or the soap and water is fine if it is getting everything.
    I was actually just thinking that could be the case.
    Wasnt sure though if they were just black or actually matte.
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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    I would just wash clean them with car soap
    You might mess them up if you use stronger products
    Most rim cleaners have some sort of acid in them

    Can you post some pics so we can see exactly what your working with?

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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    Thanks for the input so far.

    Here are the rims

    http://tsw.com/alloy_wheels_trackstar_5.php

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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    This is not a suggestion: I just wanted to ask if you walked about 300 feet downwind from your car and sprayed a small sponge with a "dry" silicone spray (flinch) and carefully applied it to the wheel, rubbed it in, waited a few minutes and wiped it down with a dry microfiberf........?

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    Re: What Can I Use to Clean/Protect Matte Black Wheels?

    Those wheels look more semi-gloss than matte to me. If that's the case wouldn't M21 or NXT work as long as you don't use any pressure at all, just wipe it on and wipe it off? Any pressure will cause some spots to be shinier than others especially on a matter finish.

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