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Wheel Cleaner

is there a wheel cleaning product available that you don't need to use water with(like where it says hose off with water). i'm looking for something i can spray on my chrome clad wheels and use a rag to clean off. it's going to be 15 degrees tonight here in northern ohio. i don't want a bunch of streaks on the wheels though either. any input is appreciated.
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Re: Wheel Cleaner

Good question. I would also send detailedimage a vendor on here a pm and check out his website.
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Re: Wheel Cleaner

Meguairs wheel brightener. All you to is spray and scrub a bit and wala!
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best I've used so far...

http://www.detailedimage.com/P21S-M1...500-ml-Kit-S1/
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Re: Wheel Cleaner

^^^ that is great stuff scott, but you do have to wash it off, at least on my gf's 330xi you do. never tried this stuff on my rims(no brake dust issues)
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Re: Wheel Cleaner

thinking about one of these 2 products:


http://croftgateusa.com/buy-croftgat...cts/tire-shine


http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/produc...?T1=MEG+G14616


i'm sure i can find meauiar's at autozone, advance, etc so i might try it first.
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Re: Wheel Cleaner

the meg's quick detailer for rims is great! i've used it in the past. as long as your brake dust buildup isn't horrific you will be fine with that
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Re: Wheel Cleaner

what I like to do is ... KHHHHWWWWT

then spit on the rim and shine it with my hand or a towel if one is around ...

hence I get spit shine

no really though I use any cleaning product that won't eat through the chrome
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Re: Wheel Cleaner

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That is the best stuff I ever used on my wheels.
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Re: Wheel Cleaner

I don't have a wheel specific cleaner that doesn't need a hose but the Optimum (OPT) No Rinse (ONR) maybe a great answer for you. It's traditionally used to wash your vehicle with just a bucket of water and NO RINSING, hence the name Optimum No Rinse. It should remove the contaminants no problem but not the really stubborn stains. I use the ONR to wash my vehicle in the cold winter months as well so you can use it in multiple places. Let me know if you have any questions.

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