Some updates for today.
I went out to the nearest automotive store and found out that they had a sale or all Meg's products. Yay to me!!
Bought clay bar, ultimate compound, ultimate wash and wax and most importantly, All Wheel and tire cleaner.
I was ready to go to WAR with the rims. However, something inside told me to give the wheel and tire cleaner a try first before even going to claying and UC. Also because i had to go and pick up my kid from school in 1.5 hours, lol..
So i listened to the little voice in my head and:-
Sprayed down to clear loose particles off the wheel.
Rims super dirty. My confidence was not very high.
Ok, no problem, lets wash it with Ultimate Wash and Wax and agitate with a tyre and rim brush.
Heart sank even further. OH S**T... does not look good. Never mind, persevere. believe in the product.... i told myself. It was not looking good.
Get the Hot Rims All Wheel and Tire Cleaner out and read the instructions and SPRAY already!!
First Pass - with finger agitation and brush... going into every crevice.
Hot D**N.. this product is DA BOMB... it freaking works.. yes yes yes...
take a break, catch your breath.
Ok break over...
OHH YES!!!! its cleaner than i thought it could be.. i was ready to clay and even to sand down but the Wheel and Tire cleaner saved me...!!
Left it as it is for a while as i worked on the other wheel and then sprayed the Brake Dust Barrier.
Now... I'm a very happy customer and i am glad to know that i did it myself with the help of Meg's products.
I do have some queries though.
1) I am still not very happy with my work and would like to clean the rims further. Any suggestions on what i could look at? Claying and Ultimate compound?
2) Should i want to use the Wheel and Tire Spray again, do i need to remove the brake dust barrier? If yes, can i do it by Claying?
3) Now that i have gotten the rims somewhat clean\ i would like to look at other parts of the car as well. I am quite busy and can only spare pockets of time with the car. I was wondering if i could work on a part of the car a different day of the week to carry out the 5 step paint restoration?
Do i need to wash the car every single time i want to work on a different part? Also should i have already down a some parts, i'll just have to maintain every time i was the car and work on another area?
4) When do i need to use sealant?
Appreciate all the advise provided which has shown me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for me.