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      11-04-2012, 04:22 AM   #1
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What brush do you guys use for spoke of 220m wheels?

Since I've owned the car to clean inside the thin spoke crack I've been pushing a microfiber cloth in between each spoke. This takes forever!

Is there a brush out there that can get this part of the wheel done faster?
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Yeah, its a PITA. I use one similar to this one. It only has one wire and fits with gentle pressure. To make it easier for me I bent the tip of the brush like an "L". To clean the thin spoke crack I grab the brush with my right hand and push the tip of the "L" into the wheel with my left hand. You can find it in Autozone, etc. For the inside of the wheel I use a Daytona brush. Hope this helps.
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There it is. Going to wash my car now!
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For the small crevice in the spokes, I use a Q-tip or my pinky finger. Most brushes are too big to fit in there and adequately clean.
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Since I've owned the car to clean inside the thin spoke crack I've been pushing a microfiber cloth in between each spoke. This takes forever!

Is there a brush out there that can get this part of the wheel done faster?
220M wheels take forever to clean! Takes me about 1 hour to just clean the wheels. Thinking about getting a cheap power washer to help me out a bit.

I use this combo. The brush (Daytona Jr Wheel) does fit through the spoke.


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Sonax Daytona Jr. Wheel Combo
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Also, the smallest brush in this set works well for the inner crevice:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Wheel_Wo..._p/acc_m10.htm
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For the small crevice in the spokes, I use a Q-tip or my pinky finger. Most brushes are too big to fit in there and adequately clean.
beg to differ. this is what i use and yes it will go in the spokes with a little force. i've done it many times and the brush is still in perfect condition if that might be a worry
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I use these:
http://www.chemicalguys.com/Wheel_Wo..._p/acc_m10.htm
Then I use this:
http://www.detailersdomain.com/Swiss...ush_p_141.html
Between the small spokes, I use this:
http://www.coxhardware.com/p-4715-po...FWlxQgodpnIAsA

It takes me approximately 10 minutes per wheel to clean the wheel thoroughly. For cleaner, I use Sonax.
Hope that helps.
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Don't have those wheels, but seems like you be squirted with dirty water every time you clean that small crevice with a brush.
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beg to differ. this is what i use and yes it will go in the spokes with a little force. i've done it many times and the brush is still in perfect condition if that might be a worry
I concur, as an amateur detailer, I have tried everything, the EZ Detailer brush is the best option. Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (let it soak for five to ten minutes, then agitate) is the most impressive wheel cleaner out there, pricey, but then I buy in bulk. My wheels take longer to clean than the rest of my vehicle, so I will be replacing my brake pads to help with the problem.
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beg to differ. this is what i use and yes it will go in the spokes with a little force. i've done it many times and the brush is still in perfect condition if that might be a worry



the large ez detail brush is awesome for reaching deep in the barrells too!
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I too am wondered about this..good info
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A pressure washer will get some of the dust off, but not all. Even if you let the Sonax sit, it's going to need some agitation...

If you've never waxed/sealed your wheels, chances are there is caked on dust that will require some Sonax and agitation. Take the wheel off, use a brush or a wheel woolie mitt and get all the dirt off. Let them dry and use a wheel wax or sealant. Then, if you continue to keep the stock pads, the dirt will be much easier to get off with just regular car wash and a wheel mitt. You can also get pads that produce much less dust to prevent this from happening.

If you don't have time to do all that, the EZ detail brush with some Sonax will get rid of the dirt very nicely. Just understand that in about a week or so of daily driving, your wheels will be a mess again And at that point, you'll still need the Sonax and the EZ detail brush.

FWIW, I have yet to see a "spray on, hose off" wheel cleaner that removes all dirt with no agitation, even with a pressure washer. I've tried it before on my car. The pressure washer gets rid of a lot of the dirt, but I still need to go over it with a brush or mitt. Kinda defeats the purpose, making you do twice the work.
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Also, the smallest brush in this set works well for the inner crevice:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Wheel_Wo..._p/acc_m10.htm
THIS! I'm going to give this one a shot.

I have the EZ Detail one too and that one seems like it'd be a tight fit. I guess anything has to be better then stuffing a microfiber cloth in between each one and wiping up and down. My hands get sore after all 4 wheels.

And thanks for all the suggestions... I should have asked this 4 years ago.
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THIS! I'm going to give this one a shot.

I have the EZ Detail one too and that one seems like it'd be a tight fit. I guess anything has to be better then stuffing a microfiber cloth in between each one and wiping up and down. My hands get sore after all 4 wheels.

And thanks for all the suggestions... I should have asked this 4 years ago.
Holy shit I just saw the price! $43!!!!
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Also, the smallest brush in this set works well for the inner crevice:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Wheel_Wo..._p/acc_m10.htm
+1 best kit I have used, especially since my summer wheels are painted, those other brushes posted will scratch painted wheels.
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Also, the smallest brush in this set works well for the inner crevice:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Wheel_Wo..._p/acc_m10.htm
FWIW the baby woolie does not fit in between the spokes.
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FWIW the baby woolie does not fit in between the spokes.
Ez detail brush will
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Ez detail brush will
Thanks that's the next one to try

They make a mini, wonder if that'd be better.
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Thanks that's the next one to try

They make a mini, wonder if that'd be better.
If money is no issue go with all the sizes if you want otherwise I just use the regular size one and it fits all my wheel cleaning needs
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Daytona Speedmaster. Couple that with WolfGang Wheel cleaner and my wheels came out like brand new each time.
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