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      08-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Is there any advice on how I can keep my rims looking shiny and clean? I seem to have no idea how to keep my rims looking clean, since they get dirty within a day or two after cleaning them. Any tips on what I should do to them besides cleaning them with water and soap?
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lick em like... kidding, don't do that! they say waxing your rims helps the dust from sticking.
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      08-08-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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Clean them like you normally do. Then go to a auto parts store and buy some armor all brake dust repellant. If you don't use about almost all the can on all the wheels your not using enough. It's the only armor all product that works. I've had bad luck with the meguirs one, and wheel wax just makes it easier to clean.
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      08-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Is there any advice on how I can keep my rims looking shiny and clean? I seem to have no idea how to keep my rims looking clean, since they get dirty within a day or two after cleaning them. Any tips on what I should do to them besides cleaning them with water and soap?
I have gloss black Volks and honestly I wipe them down everyday (if I drive the car) with a terry cloth and Meguiars Quick Detail spray since brake dust loves black. Otherwise they get cleaned when I wash the car.

The thing to remember is the dust can scratch the lip so be careful and recommend cleaning them after you wash your car.
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      08-08-2013, 11:52 AM   #6
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wow. i like my stock wheels. sometimes they are the stock silver color, sometimes they are gunmetal (brake dust) and it really doesn't matter. but yes, wheel wax will help, get the inner barrel especially if you really want to keep them clean. I wash the car every week or every other week depending on if I have the time to.
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Is there any advice on how I can keep my rims looking shiny and clean? I seem to have no idea how to keep my rims looking clean, since they get dirty within a day or two after cleaning them. Any tips on what I should do to them besides cleaning them with water and soap?
Change your pads to a lower dust compound. I've used Hawk HPS before and they are extremely low dust and offer OEM performance, if not better.

You can also clay bar and wax your wheels with a wheel specific wax compound to keep the them as slick as possible.
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i was just gonna say - please do not go to a lower dust compound LOL.
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lick em like... kidding, don't do that! they say waxing your rims helps the dust from sticking.
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wax your wheels and get low dust pads... won't solve your problems completely but a lot less washing
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i was just gonna say - please do not go to a lower dust compound LOL.


I would never sacrifice braking performance for a cleaner wheel. However, I have used HPS's before and I thought their performance was superior to the OEM pads and as an added value they were lower dust.. I guess just based on the pad compound.

But generally.. yes, I agree with you
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Sonax Wheel Cleaner is the best cleaner I've used. Extraordinary Visible results. After rinsing them, I wipe them off with Sonax High Speed Wax. Amazon has best prices for both.
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I would never sacrifice braking performance for a cleaner wheel. However, I have used HPS's before and I thought their performance was superior to the OEM pads and as an added value they were lower dust.. I guess just based on the pad compound.

But generally.. yes, I agree with you
i never thought that the oem pads weren't bad at all - they give enough performance for the street. on the track yes they almost melted off but aren't the hps pads the ones that just become brittle and completely come off on the track? i don't know what type of performance that is. (please correct me if i'm wrong)
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i never thought that the oem pads weren't bad at all - they give enough performance for the street. on the track yes they almost melted off but aren't the hps pads the ones that just become brittle and completely come off on the track? i don't know what type of performance that is. (please correct me if i'm wrong)
I used them on my gen 1 CTS-V, not on the M.

The HPS are street pads/light track duty and while I haven't ever heard of what your describing.. I wouldn't be surprised if any street pads, when push to the limit, didn't exhibit alarming characteristics in some manner.
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Clean them like you normally do. Then go to a auto parts store and buy some armor all brake dust repellant. If you don't use about almost all the can on all the wheels your not using enough. It's the only armor all product that works. I've had bad luck with the meguirs one, and wheel wax just makes it easier to clean.
What problems did you have with Meguiars? I just bought a can and I'm wondering if I should return it. Thanks!
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Clean them like you normally do. Then go to a auto parts store and buy some armor all brake dust repellant. If you don't use about almost all the can on all the wheels your not using enough. It's the only armor all product that works. I've had bad luck with the meguirs one, and wheel wax just makes it easier to clean.
What problems did you have with Meguiars? I just bought a can and I'm wondering if I should return it. Thanks!
I mean it was probably more of my fault but it left this wax like substance that didn't dry clear and was next to impossible to remove on part of 2 of the wheels. Nothing wrong with it it's just that armor all works better for this.
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Sonax Wheel Cleaner is the best cleaner I've used. Extraordinary Visible results. After rinsing them, I wipe them off with Sonax High Speed Wax. Amazon has best prices for both.
Don't think it's a good idea to use it often.
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