Clean Alloy Wheels Easily & Cheaply...

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freakishboon
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Clean Alloy Wheels Easily & Cheaply...

Post by freakishboon »

Alloy wheel cleaning/tar removal

If you suffer from Tar spots
on your alloy wheels/hard to
shift brake dust
the cheapest and easiest
way to remove them is to buy
a pot of "Spotless" from Homebase.
Its a cleaning paste and its superb
and does not harm anything (can be
used on Chrome etc too!)
the best bit is that a tub is only £2.49
and will last years - unless the wife
gets hold of it and uses it to clean
the kitchen - it will then soon go!

madasafish
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Post by madasafish »

I use white spirit (with gloves).
Cheap and as effective.

dan.2cv
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Post by dan.2cv »

Here here with the white spirit idea.
I always wax afterwards (the car, not my legs) to remove white residue.
Also, use Armor-all tyre foam, it's expensive at a fiver a can, but is the best gear on the market by a mile.

Stuart McB
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Post by Stuart McB »

'unless the wife gets hold of it and uses it to clean the kitchen'
Not my Mrs. Due to the working hours we keep I alway end up doing the house work on a Friday, get home abour 1400hrs. [}:)]

Stuart McB
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Post by Stuart McB »

I have always used just simple cheap washing up liquid and a small brush.

dnsey
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Post by dnsey »

My local pound shop sells tyre cleaning foam which seems to work just as well as the expensive versions - and not just on tyres and other car bits.

john alexander
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Post by john alexander »

hi how much does it cost??

dan.2cv
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Post by dan.2cv »

that was priceless, John.

bikeboyz
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Post by bikeboyz »

I bought "wonder wheels" a normal size bottle and has lasted two years just on a set of 4 alloys so works out very cheap really.

rogue
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Post by rogue »

i`m so wedged up i just buy new wheels.,.,ha ha ha

john alexander
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Post by john alexander »

If you take the tyres off they should fit in the dishwasher.regards john.

silentbobt
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Post by silentbobt »

I can only fit one wheel at a time in my dish washer but the tyres have shrunk now

lexi
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Post by lexi »

That`s not what dishwashers are for..........they are for cleaning rocker covers and air cleaner housings....