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rich57

Cleaning Alloys - Tip

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As it was really nice weather at the weekend so I decided to clean the alloys, I assembled all the usual stuff; Alloy wheels cleaner, tar remover, brushes, rags etc. . . . After about two hours work the wheels were a looking a lot better but still with a lot of tar and engrained brake dusk especially on the inner part of the wheels. I was starting to get a few comments from the girlfriend about me getting obsessive about my wheels and I had about had enough by then anyway so I decided to call it a day. Yesterday a friend of mine suggested using something I had never heard of; “Bar Keepers Friend” not that easy to find but I found some in Waitrose. Tried it on just one wheel last night; brilliant stuff!, gets off all the stains and its only £3 for a bottle, certainly won't be buying alloy wheel cleaner again.

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Good tip. I use iron x to remove the brown staining, that stuff works wonders with little effort, its just apply on rinse off

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I have slight curbing marks on my alloys from the owner before so the paint is no longer sealed, can i use a Non-acid based cleaner on them safely?

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The cleaners usually say on them if they are not to be used on unsealed paint.

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okay mate might just continue with the soap and sponge lol just takes ages!

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