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      04-09-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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Please tell me I'm not the only one..

that regularly pulls the wheels off to wax the inner barrels..

Hopefully it will keep the brake dust off for a few days !



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      04-09-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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I would love to but I don't think alot of people have the time for that lol invest in some opti coat to keep the rims protected for a longer period of time
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      04-09-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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Yes u are.
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      04-09-2013, 11:55 PM   #4
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your not the only one!
i clean them every time i switch to my track wheels.
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      04-10-2013, 12:15 AM   #5
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your not. i pull and clean mine after every track day so both the set coming off and going on get cleaned.
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Guilty as charged! On my X5 it's easy because I switch out once a year to my snow wheels, so that's my excuse!
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      04-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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I wish I had time for that. Looks great.
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I would love to but I don't think alot of people have the time for that lol invest in some opti coat to keep the rims protected for a longer period of time
+1.opti-coat should work better than wax to make it easier to clean off brake dust.
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regularly, No... Whenever i swap wheels, yes...
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Regularly? No. When I'm doing maintenance on my car sure. I used some Menzerna sealant on mine. Helps a little bit, but we all know OEM pads = automatic gunmetal wheels after a couple of days.
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that regularly pulls the wheels off to wax the inner barrels..

Hopefully it will keep the brake dust off for a few days !



I clean the wheels every 1-2 weeks with wheel woolies and use armor all protectant every couple of weeks or more. It does a good job of keeping the barrels clean for me.
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You are not the only one..... I even put tire dressing on the inner tire walls.
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When I do a full detail, yes I remove and clean the wheels inside out. No, I don't wax them. No time for that. I also swap between my 18s and 19s every six months or so just to keep the tires in use.
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I use this v v v and smells like oranges....good stuff
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I even put tire dressing on the inner tire walls.
Now that is serious !
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You are not the only one..... I even put tire dressing on the inner tire walls.
Helps aggressive fitaments not damage the inner liner as much!
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      04-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #18
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psssh...some people here buy new wheels before the current ones get too soiled with brake dust
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+1 ...would love to do it more often but it is too much work...
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I don't pull the wheels, but I definitely clean the barrels every time I clean my wheels. I use some quick detailer and microfiber cloths after every 2-3 drives. Keeps dirt from accumulating and makes cleaning easy. I also clean the inside of my exhaust tips and routinely use a metal polish on the muffler cans and tips. About once a month, I jack the car up to clean and dress the wheel wells and clean off the suspension components.

My wife understands. She is the same way about our kitchen. We are a true OCD couple.
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I do it once every month or so.
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