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I'm looking to clean up my summer rims now as they are covered in salt and dirt. The car was bought in the winter and these were the only rims that came with the car. I now have winter rims/ tires and the summer rims/ tires are in the garage waiting to be cleaned. I'd like to know what everyone here uses to make their rims look new again?

This is what the car looked like when I took delivery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9dTgcRc6pY


By EricBabineau at 2009-01-27


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Sorry for the messy garage, too cold to clean this time of year!
 

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Well I'm going to try some warm soapy water first, then maybe some degreaser? Would degreaser be too harsh on the finish?
 

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we have salt all over the roads here its not a major problem.. spray them down with wheel gold and let it set for about 20 minutes.. then go in with a soft scrubber and scrub them down... pressure wash it and you will have them lookin new!

(my husband is the detail manager of a chevy dealership here, thats what i do with mine and ive never had any problems)
 

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we have salt all over the roads here its not a major problem.. spray them down with wheel gold and let it set for about 20 minutes.. then go in with a soft scrubber and scrub them down... pressure wash it and you will have them lookin new!

(my husband is the detail manager of a chevy dealership here, thats what i do with mine and ive never had any problems)
Thanks for the reply, could you post a link to this product? Tried a quick google search with no luck. Who makes this product?

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Well I'm going to try some warm soapy water first, then maybe some degreaser? Would degreaser be too harsh on the finish?
Have you tried steam cleaning because steam is very effective and safe for cleaning. I was shown an article Car steam cleaning process | What is car steam clean? which describes the car steam cleaning process and has tips on choosing a tool. I liked that I can clean with steam without the use of chemicals, which is not harmful to health, and the steam also disinfects. Recommend.
 
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