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253 pages

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Cleaning

Creator: Mary Findley, Linda Formichelli | 2009-03-03

They are small and flexible and clean easily around the rims, nuts, and brake holes. Clean aluminum wheels with a metal polish like Flitz, Met-All, or Mary's AlumiBrite. Polishes remove brake dust and oxidation — and, ...

Publisher: Penguin

About this book
Become a green cleaning machine. Fully updated and revised to focus on cleaning the “green” way—naturally, with no chemicals—this guide takes readers room-by- room, teaching them how to clean thoroughly, efficiently, and in an environmentally sound way. New and expanded coverage includes info on making small changes that have a huge impact on cleaning difficult areas, green-ifying personal care products, and more. ·Provides specific cleaning hints and teaches how to clean quickly and efficiently ·Uses only common ingredients, but also provides suggestions for alternatives that readers might like better



112 pages

Corvette Performance Projects 1968-1982

Creator: Tom Benford | 2004-05-03

You may also have mags or aftermarket wheels. Regardless of what your rolling gear is, it has to be cleaned, and your tires have to be dressed, too. I use Busch Chrome Wash and Busch Aluminum Wash on the wheels of my Corvettes, ...

Publisher: Motorbooks

About this book
Of the five generations of Corvettes, the C3 or "shark" models are among the most popular with do-it-yourselfers. Produced from 1968 all the way up to 1982, most C3 Corvettes haven't reached the collector status (and inflated prices) of earlier models. Far from being the black sheep of the Corvette family though, these attractive cars are plentiful (500,000+ were built) and affordable enough that they can be purchased, maintained, and enjoyed by a large spectrum of car lovers. The vast majority are powered by the popular 350ci small block-perhaps the most modified and successful performance engine ever.


Motor trend

Creator: Walter A. Woron | Business & Economics - 1984

Stock, painted wheels are the easiest to care for: just wash them and apply some wax. Chrome, aluminum, and other alloy wheels require more attention. Luckily, there are many fine chemical wheel-care products that make caring for custom ...


Aluminum Directory

How to Clean Aluminum Rims | eHow
You May Also Like. How to Clean Aluminum MAG Wheels. Keep your car looking it's best when you maintain your Aluminum MAG wheels. The wheels on your car are constantly ...

How To Clean and Polish Aluminum Wheels, aluminum wheel ...
When cleaned and polished, aluminum wheels have the potential to shine like chrome. Aluminum is a relatively soft metal, which means it responds well to polishing.

How to Clean Oxidized Aluminum Wheels | Cleaning Guides
Jim asked: How do I remove oxidation and pitting from aluminum wheels? Once your aluminum rims are pitted, there's no easy fix to restore them. You're

How to Clean Aluminum MAG Wheels | eHow
How to Clean Aluminum MAG Wheels. Keep your car looking it's best when you maintain your Aluminum MAG wheels. The wheels on your car are constantly exposed to to road ...

How to Clean Aluminum Bicycle Wheels | LIVESTRONG.COM
How to Clean Aluminum Bicycle Wheels Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013 | By Max Roman Dilthey. Getting your rims clean is more about safety than aesthetics.


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  • BooYah Clean

    Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. Best Car Wheel Cleaner with Powerful Natural Eco-Friendly Ingredients that Clean, Polish and Shine by BooYah Clean! Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - USA Made and 100% Guaranteed

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    Rating (7 reviews):
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    Found your product to be very very good, My rims are clean and they sparkle

    0 4/5 Amazon Customer (Bronx, NY) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. Best Car Wheel Cleaner with Powerful Natural Eco-Friendly Ingredients that Clean, Polish and Shine by BooYah Clean! Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - USA Made and 100% Guaranteed Found your product to be very very good, My rims are clean and they sparkle, I give this product 4 and a half stars, It may be a 5 star depending on the dirt and grime you are trying to remove form rims. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2014

    Crazy not to try it

    0 5/5 Musicman - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. Best Car Wheel Cleaner with Powerful Natural Eco-Friendly Ingredients that Clean, Polish and Shine by BooYah Clean! Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - USA Made and 100% Guaranteed Just would like to say this product does what is says and nothing can be better than that. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 22, 2014

    Excellent product

    0 4/5 Jorge L Berrios - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. Best Car Wheel Cleaner with Powerful Natural Eco-Friendly Ingredients that Clean, Polish and Shine by BooYah Clean! Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - USA Made and 100% Guaranteed The product work real good in my wheels, no residue and give me a shine wheel 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 10, 2014
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    MADE IN THE USA with eco-friendly ingredients that will reveal a deep, lustrous shine on your wheels - without the use of dangerous hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids.
    BONUS - For a limited time while supplies last, every purchase receives a FREE tire pressure gauge. So after you've cleaned your wheels, make sure your tire pressures are correct to get the best road performance. A $15 value.
    GUARANTEED TO WORK - LOVE THE RESULTS OR WE'LL SEND YOUR MONEY BACK! We keep it simple... If you don't experience the results you expect from our wheel cleaner, we will give you a full refund. No gimmicks or catch. Give it a try risk free!
    EASY APPLICATION - Anyone can do it, spray it on, wait 30 seconds, then wipe it dry with a microfiber towel to reveal the shine you've been missing! With no added chemicals, you save water because there is no need to rinse.
    THE CLEAN YOU WANT - Through the molecular power of this mix of water and plant-based elements, you'll have clean, polished and shining rims without streaks, smudges, or greasy residue. Watch as the high foaming spray instantly break up and dissolve stubborn surface grime and brake dust on contact.


  • Sonax

    Sonax (230200-755) Wheel Cleaner Full Effect - 16.9 fl. oz.

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    Acid-free and pH balanced formulation
    Safe for use on wheels various wheel finishes
    Great results on high-end aluminum and alloys
    Turns red as dirt and grime is penetrated
    Safe on painted; anodized and clear coated wheels


  • Meguiar's

    Meguiar's G9524 Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)
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    24 oz spray
    The sprayer tip uses a locking mechanism that must be depressed prior to turning the spray tip from the OFF to ON position
    Spray on & hose off
    Safe for all wheels
    Loosens and dissolves brake dust, road grime


  • AnytimeTools

    Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME

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    Rating (89 reviews):
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    AnytimeTools

    When the PowerBall won't cut it.

    Unfortunately, or perhaps, foolishly, I own three vehicles with polished aluminum wheels. They are all custom wheels with no lacquer finish to protect them. One is a 4X4 (Isuzu Trooper) that sees duty in all kinds of weather. One is a "classic car" that is generally protected and the last is a PU which is always subject to weather.The Trooper was driven to Kansas City this last winter when they were having some of the worst snow and ice in MO for many years. That meant road salt and other ice melting chemicals were in use while the Trooper racked up more than a thousand miles of driving. The (forged Centerline) wheels were inundated and only washed once before spring. Needless to say, they suffered considerable corrosion before I had a chance to clean and polish them.I had been using the PowerBall to polish the Centerlines, and in the East Tennessee climate, they would become only moderately corroded through the winter and the PowerBall (along with a great deal... 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) Unfortunately, or perhaps, foolishly, I own three vehicles with polished aluminum wheels. They are all custom wheels with no lacquer finish to protect them. One is a 4X4 (Isuzu Trooper) that sees duty in all kinds of weather. One is a "classic car" that is generally protected and the last is a PU which is always subject to weather.The Trooper was driven to Kansas City this last winter when they were having some of the worst snow and ice in MO for many years. That meant road salt and other ice melting chemicals were in use while the Trooper racked up more than a thousand miles of driving. The (forged Centerline) wheels were inundated and only washed once before spring. Needless to say, they suffered considerable corrosion before I had a chance to clean and polish them.I had been using the PowerBall to polish the Centerlines, and in the East Tennessee climate, they would become only moderately corroded through the winter and the PowerBall (along with a great deal... Read more, August 17, 2010

    Buffing Aluminum

    0 5/5 Dale - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) I used this kit to polish 4 American Racing rims that were polished but had oxidation marks from my car sitting outside 1 Ohio winter. I first tried a Mothers PowerCone but the foam prevented concentrating the buffing pressure. This buffing kit did the trick. The various shapes and diameters made it possible to reach 99% of the nooks but after the 2nd wheel they started to flatten out preventing getting every nook. I suggest buying 2 kits if you're doing 4 wheels. I bought a second buffing kit from the local Harbor Freight to finish the last 2 wheels. If your rims are not heavily oxidized then the Mothers PowerCone will get the job done. Also, because the metal polish is grease based it's a messy job. Use old clothes and wear rubber gloves or you might end up spending more time cleaning up than polishing. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 26, 2010

    One time use

    0 2/5 vet 66 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) These are good for one use only.If you try to wash them they fall apart.Don't know what else to say 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 1, 2011
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    Use with any drill (drill in photo is not included)
    Specially designed for polishing recessed aread such as mag wheels, motorcycle wheels manifolds
    Shanks are 1/4" round and continue with hex shape so it does not slip on your drill.
    Shine your faded wheels, manifolds etc. with this Great PROFESSIONAL GRADE KIT!


  • Meguiar's

    Meguiar's G14324 Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)

    Rating (19 reviews):
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    Good foam, strong enough

    0 4/5 Yozhik (Portland OR) - See all my reviews This review is from: Meguiar's G14324 Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Automotive) Good wheel cleaner - this product is less powerful than the Meguiars All Wheel wash, but it doesn't cause staining of uncoated aluminum and can be used on aftermarket calipers. It is a good alternative to P21S but it does require some scrubbing for best results. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 21, 2010

    Works Great. Better than Car Wash Soap

    0 5/5 Aaryanna (So Cal) - See all my reviews This review is from: Meguiar's G14324 Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Automotive) I liked this Meguiar's Aluminum Wheel Wash. I thought it worked great. For light amounts of dirt and brake dust, I just sprayed it on and hosed it off. No wiping or buffing required.For really heavy amounts of caked on brake dust and very hard water spots, I'll admit that I had to use a brush. I sprayed a small section, brushed off my wheels, and the grime just melted away. For this level of dirt, my car wash soap alone (even with a brush) wouldn't do the trick. But this Meguiar's Aluminum Wheel Wash certainly did. It even worked fine in hard to reach places, like corners and around the valve stem. Thank heavens.For both levels of grime, both heavy and light, I think this product works well. In either case, there's no wiping or polishing required afterwards. Just be sure to rinse the soap off thoroughly with water. I was very happy. My aluminum wheels looked like they were new. This is a product I highly recommend. Enjoy. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 9, 2013

    Cleaned my wheels well

    0 5/5 Matt (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Meguiar's G14324 Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Automotive) I got new wheels and tires from TireRack and they came some kind of gunk on them (I believe it is the lubricant they put on to make it easy to put the tire on the wheel). So I wet the wheel, sprayed this wash on, let it sit for about 15ish seconds, scrubbed it with Meguiar's wheel brush, washed it off, dried and the wheels look amazing.Note that aluminum wheel washes are the least aggressive on your wheels. Probably won't work well if you're wheels are something other than aluminum. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 17, 2013
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    Safe, least-aggressive cleaner
    Extreme clean foam grabs the wheel's surface
    Meguiar's Hot Rims aluminum wheel cleaner safely cleans uncoated, polished, anodized aluminum or alloy wheels
    Gentle cleaning agents won't harm wheels; The sprayer tip uses a locking mechanism that must be depressed prior to turning the spray tip from the OFF to ON position
    Safe on uncoated aluminum and other sensitive materials


  • MOTHERS

    MOTHERS 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz

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    Gentle enough to use on a regular basis
    Easy to apply
    Regular use provides a long lasting benefit to your vehicle
    Apply with a clean cloth and a little elbow grease for a shine


  • Chemical Guys

    Chemical Guys WAC_303 - Wheel Guard Rim & Wheel Sealant (8 oz)

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    Works on all wheels and leaves a durable protective coating on wheels
    Protects against brake dust, heat, acid raid, water spots, airborne fall out and road contaminants
    It gives a extreme shine and high gloss protection to the wheel and rim
    Makes cleaning your wheels easy
    Delivers an unmatched high gloss dripping wet shine to wheels and rims


  • Bio-Kleen

    Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz.

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    Excellent for removing road salt corrosion on your aluminum trailer
    Contains corrosion inhibitors to keep rust from returning
    Removes oxidation, stains and discoloration
    Cleans and brightens aluminum and metal surfaces on your boat, RV and trailer
    For a mirror finish, follow up with an application of Bio-Kleen Renew fiberglass and metal polish


  • ALCLEAR

    ALCLEAR (950013) Ultra-Microfiber Wheel Rim Mitt

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    Extra high pile, fluffy material
    Premium ultra-microfiber wash mitt for gentle cleaning of paintwork, aluminum rims and windscreen
    Professional product, proven one thousand times over, that should not be missing from any garage; Material composition: Polyester 70 percent and Polyamide 30 percent
    With elastic cuff: Prevents slipping and injuries to the hand caused by sharp rim edges
    Brand quality developed in Germany


  • Meguiar's

    Meguiar's G15009 Hot Rims Brake Dust Barrier - 9 oz.

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    Makes cleaning your wheels easier
    Advanced technology provides a highly durable barrier to protect your wheels
    Will not cloud the aluminum or chrome wheels
    Last through several washings
    Easy to use


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