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      04-25-2012, 09:35 PM   #23
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Yea, I LOVE the ZCP's but they are pain to keep up. I almost wish they came in a titanium color like on the newer Shelby GT500's.. At least then the dirt wouldn't show as bad. Oh well.
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      04-25-2012, 09:40 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by SamS View Post
You can reach all the way to the far inside lip (towards the center of the car) with just your hands? Do you have tiny elf hands?
Not can get your hands thru...thats why the brusied wrist and knuckles..welcome to the thread
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      04-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #25
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Regular soaps will cause the rotors to rust up and then sling orange dust all over the wheels the minute you start driving. I'm not a fan of Sonax because it smells like crap but P21s wheel gel works well and prevents rust on the rotors.
While the PS21 gel works decently, I don't agree that it will prevent rust on the rotors. It lessens it some but definitely does not prevent it.
My post might have been confusing. I didn't mean the P21s will prevent rust if the wheels get wet again from rain, it prevents the rust from forming on the rotor during and after the wash. If you use a regular shampoo, it typically causes the rotors to rust. The P21s is better then decent but it has to be agitated with a brush rather than sprayed on and just rinsed off.
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      04-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #26
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I use soap and different brushes as others stated. Proper cleaning of the ZCP wheels takes me about an hour for all.....

And I pull the wheels out once year to clean them properly and detail the wheel wells at that time as well.
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      04-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #27
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Mothers wheel cleaner and a power washer.......they look like new money when I'm done . Not a difficult task at all.....................Phil
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      04-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #28
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seriously, for hard to clean wheels, I would consider opti-coating them. it will negate the need for any wheel cleaner like sonax or P21s if you do. For the next year, just soap and water should do the trick every week!
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I negated the shiny ZCP wheels pain in the ass process by having them painted black. LOL
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      04-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #30
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I have pretty small hands and I can't reach through anything on these wheels....

Either way, for a quick clean I just use the daytona brush with SONAX, it gets most of the stuff off. If I am really getting down and cleaning them up/waxing them, I take the wheels off completely.
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