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Ok guys, I have tried like 5 different kinds of wheel cleaner on my wheels. None of them will get them clean. It is like there is a film on them that has been like melted on to them or something. I really do not know how to explain it. It is like they got hot and its inbedded into the wheel. Grrr It is brake dust that will not go away. Any suggestions on what to try?
 

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Try Neverdull by Eagle one it's in a chrome can and you can get it at walmart or Advanced Auto or something just use as directed and if that fails i'd try automotive Goo Gone i dont think it would hurt your rims but try just a little spot first if you can

ps Mothers chrome finish works for a good shine after thier clean but so does never dull (duh)
 

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yea, i got the same kinda thing happening on my car. i use eagle one wheel cleaner spray of some sort and that is a pretty good fix.


*off topic.. cougar11190 - in ur sig u say ur girl knowing when ur 3 blocks away... with 1100 watts you should be heard from a mile. i have 1800 and had my amp at about a 1/4 power and i was heard from about a mile. :biggrin:
 

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this is very true but my cd player goes to 35 and ive never put it to 20 because it hits that hard notice MEMPHIS lol i've been told it's the baddest system around (my little town of 30,000 non stereo inclined people) i'd LOVE to hear some of your guys' systems though just to see

one of my friends has a class d Audiobahn thats Chrome w/ Chrome flames pushing to 2 MTX 9500 15's it's outof control is yours the same.
 

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Im not sure what kinda rims you have but a trick i was told from some old time hot rodders was you can try nail polish remover but you have to be extremely careful and have the hose at the ready to wash it off. And dont get any on the paint. Its a last resort type of thing just be exteremly careful and dont leave it on for more then a few seconds.
 
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ok maybe this is a stupid suggestion, but my dumass friend didnt do this. Are you using a soft bristled brush after applying the wheel cleaner? No matter what the bottle says just spraying it on and rinsing will not get it off. Youve got to agitate the brake dust to get it off.
 

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elbow grease goes along way... On the side of the bottle I have it say's "Spray on and just rinse off " yeah right. On a side note I have been experimenting with this new Clorox bathroom cleaner with TEFLON. I spray it on after I wash the rims and the next time I go to wash the rims I just spray them first and watch most of it come off then about a min or two later I'm finished washing the rim. Works nice I think. Of course these are stock rims.
 

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I agree with Aries, try a claybar. From your description it sounds like you might have overspray on your wheels which is impossible to remove with any cleaners. Clay is probably the safest and most effective course of action here, you can find it in most autoparts stores or walmart (either ClayMagic or Mothers kits will suit your needs).

Judging from your mod list I assume your wheels are stock which also means that they come clearcoated for easier maintenance....do not use any metal polishes like Nevr Dull on a painted surface and I don't suggest using nail polish remover either.
 
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The best thing I found for taking brake dust off rims is kaboom like off the infomercial it comes in a purple bottle you can find it at home depot. I have stock rims and had a year of brake dust and grime that I tried everything on and couldn't get off. I tried this sprayed it on and take a rag and wiped it off and they are like new. I don't know if it would hurt chrome though.
 

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i thought i was gonna be the first one 2 say claybar, it works wonders!!
 

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i had grease all over my cloth inside my car and i use this stuff it was tar remover and it took it right off

try to get some
 

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Detailers get stuff called wheel acid Takes brake dust RIGHT off snap of a finger. Maybe go to a car wash and ask what chemical company they get theirs from and locate them and but. Usally like $10 a gallon.
 

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I've seen a lot of right answers on here. I'd like to see a pic of your wheels though.

There are varying degrees of brake dust so what you use is very much dependant on what product you use. The more build up on your wheels the more aggressive the product. But also the more dangerous it is to the finish of your wheels. I suggest you treat your wheels like your paint and do a full detailing of them once a year.

Anyway..... back to your solution:

For General Maintenance: Car wash solution

Light Build Up: Clay Bar

Medium Build Up: Meguiar's Hot Rims Mothers Wheel Care to name a few.

Heavy Build Up: Industrial strenght cleaner

There's another factor of what was on your wheels prior to getting the current build up........ and the type of wheel you have. Have you ever waxed them? Can you post a pic of them?
 

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I had the same problem with my wheels. I just recently got my car and the wheels have clearly never been cleaned on the inside. I tried Eagle One aluminum wheel cleaner. I spent about 45 minutes scrubbing the first wheel and barely made a dent in all the crap. I didn't know what to do so I polished the outside and decided to try the inside. The polish worked really well at taking the crap off, but it was a bit time consuming. Then my dad came home and suggested Comet. That's right, plain old Comet. pH levels be damned, the rest of the wheels were clean in about 30 seconds flat. I'm not planning on making a habit of this, but if you want to save time, money and effort it works really well on built up wheel dirt.
 
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