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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
How to Clean Aluminum Rims. Aluminum rims can be very becoming on a car. Dirt and grime can build up very quickly on rims just through every day use. This can make ...

How to Clean Aluminum Wheels | eHow
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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 Wheels - Buzzle
How to Clean Aluminum Wheels Got a set of new aluminum wheels but are worried about oxidation ruining its look? To maintain its shine, aluminum wheels need to be ...


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  • BooYah Clean

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (BooYah Clean)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    BooYah Clean

    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: BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. - Best Car Wheel Cleaner Made with Powerful Eco-Friendly Natural Ingredients that Cleans and Polishes. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - Made in the USA - 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

    Excellent product

    0 4/5 Jorge L Berrios - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. - Best Car Wheel Cleaner Made with Powerful Eco-Friendly Natural Ingredients that Cleans and Polishes. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - Made in the USA - 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

    BooYah wheel cleaner

    0 5/5 Mark Eisenhardt - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. - Best Car Wheel Cleaner Made with Powerful Eco-Friendly Natural Ingredients that Cleans and Polishes. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - Made in the USA - 100% Guaranteed Great stuff ! I had been looking for something that would clean my wheels and this stuff really works great. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 31, 2014
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    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.
    MADE IN THE USA with eco-friendly ingredients that will reveal a deep, lustrous shine on your wheels - without the use of damaging hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids.
    BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner uses foaming spray to instantly break up and dissolve stubborn surface grime and brake dust on contact.
    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! And no chemicals means there is no need to rinse with water.
    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.


  • American Metalcraft

    American Metalcraft TP14 TP Series 18-Guage Aluminum Standard Weight Wide Rim Pizza Pan, 14-Inch

    Kitchen (American Metalcraft)

    Measures 14-inch in diameter
    Pan is 1-inch thick hence it won't tarnish or buckle
    For maximum life, clean your aluminum pizza pans with a mild detergent or a detergent made specifically for aluminum products. Over time, strong detergents can cause corrosion and thinning of the metal.
    TP series of pizza pans is manufactured from heavy duty 18-gauge aluminum
    These gauges of aluminum contribute significantly to a longer life
    This pan can be used for individual pizzas or small shared pizzas


  • AnytimeTools

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

    Home Improvement (AnytimeTools)

    Rating (69 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    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 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , 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
    List Price: $42.00
    Shanks are 1/4" round and continue with hex shape so it does not slip on your drill.
    Use with any drill (drill in photo is not included)
    Shine your faded wheels, manifolds etc. with this Great PROFESSIONAL GRADE KIT!
    Specially designed for polishing recessed aread such as mag wheels, motorcycle wheels manifolds


  • Meguiar's

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)
    List Price: $6.99
    Price: $5.00
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    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
    Extreme clean foam grabs the wheel's surface
    Meguiar's Hot Rims aluminum wheel cleaner safely cleans uncoated, polished, anodized aluminum or alloy wheels
    Safe, least-aggressive cleaner
    Safe on uncoated aluminum and other sensitive materials


  • RAVPower

    RAVPower Dual Port 15.5W / 3.1A USB Car Charger for iPhone 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4; iPad 5, Air, Mini; iPod Touch, Nano; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 3, 2; Kindle; LG G2; Nexus 5, 7; Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX; Blackberry; Nook Color; Bluetooth Speakers and Headsets; HTC One X V S; External Batteries and More (Black)

    Digital Device Accessory (RAVPower)

    Rating (285 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    RAVPower

    Excellent Charger (UPDATE)

    0 4/5 eric field - See all my reviews This review is from: RAVPower Dual Port 15.5W / 3.1A USB Car Charger for iPhone 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4; iPad 5, Air, Mini; iPod Touch, Nano; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 3, 2; Kindle; LG G2; Nexus 5, 7; Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX; Blackberry; Nook Color; Bluetooth Speakers and Headsets; HTC One X V S; External Batteries and More (Black) (Electronics) I received this charger a few days ago, and really like it. I used to have a no name micro usb charger for my phone, and it was only 500mah, which for non-techies means that it charges very slowly. This charger charges very fast even on the 1A port. It has 2 ports a 1A, and a 2.1A. I recommend the 2.1 A port for ipads and tablets, and to charge your device a little quicker. If you dont need a very quick charge, the 1A port will still charge most phones in an hour and a half from dead to full.UPDATE 3/22: This charger worked well for a little while but quit charging on me today. Lowering my review to 2 stars.UPDATE 4/12- RAVpower quickly contacted me after posting my update and sent me a new one at no cost. Back up to 4 stars. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 3, 2013

    Best Car Charger in this Price Range

    Customer Video Review Length:: 4:09 MinsPlease view my video for further information.There are a lot of car chargers out there, but what makes this one worth buying?1) There are 2 USB ports2) Of the two ports, one is 2.1amps, one is 1amp. That means you can charge BOTH an iPad/tablet AND a phone at the same time3) Mat black finish is applied where cables are unplugged a lot to keep from scratching. (yes this is just a cosmetic feature, but it makes everyone feel better when there electronics don't get scratched!)4) Replaceable fuseThis car charger simply does what it states. It will charge any device through USB while your 12V plug on your car is on. It provides users with the ability to use GPS pas in their car without completely draining there battery when they get to their destinationWhat would make this product better?The only thing I would change is that I would like a switch on the side of each USB port that allowed you to... 5/5 Eric J. Spencley "Eric Spencley" (Columbus, OH) - See all my reviews, August 23, 2013

    A compact and sleek car charger that doesn't compromise price. RAVPower does it again!

    USB charged devices have been very popular for the last decade. Everything from MP3 Players and mobile phones to mug warmers and multimeters are all powered by USBs. RAVPower has made the RAVPower Dual Port 15.5W 3.1A USB Car Charger for users that want to charge their devices from their vehicle.When I first opened the packaging, I realized how small the device really is very small (3.9 x 2.6 x 1.4 inches) and light (1.6 ounces). I figured that this device would be very large, like many other USB car chargers that I have bought, but it isn't. The device has the push in part at the end of the charger, with two push in balls and black metal to keep the car charger into the cigarette outlet, with a groove and red LED indicator in between the 2.1A and 1A USB ports. The RAVPower name on the side and the text to indicate which USB port is 2.1A and 1A.Specifications:• Output DC 5V 2A & 5V 1A• Input 12-24V 1000mA• Size 3.9 x 2.6 x... 5/5 Charles Spanky "Zumina Reviews" (Belfry, KY) - See all my reviews This review is from: RAVPower Dual Port 15.5W / 3.1A USB Car Charger for iPhone 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4; iPad 5, Air, Mini; iPod Touch, Nano; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 3, 2; Kindle; LG G2; Nexus 5, 7; Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX; Blackberry; Nook Color; Bluetooth Speakers and Headsets; HTC One X V S; External Batteries and More (Black) (Electronics) USB charged devices have been very popular for the last decade. Everything from MP3 Players and mobile phones to mug warmers and multimeters are all powered by USBs. RAVPower has made the RAVPower Dual Port 15.5W 3.1A USB Car Charger for users that want to charge their devices from their vehicle.When I first opened the packaging, I realized how small the device really is very small (3.9 x 2.6 x 1.4 inches) and light (1.6 ounces). I figured that this device would be very large, like many other USB car chargers that I have bought, but it isn't. The device has the push in part at the end of the charger, with two push in balls and black metal to keep the car charger into the cigarette outlet, with a groove and red LED indicator in between the 2.1A and 1A USB ports. The RAVPower name on the side and the text to indicate which USB port is 2.1A and 1A.Specifications:• Output DC 5V 2A & 5V 1A• Input 12-24V 1000mA• Size 3.9 x 2.6 x... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 16, 2014
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    Dual Port USB Car Charger charges your iPad, iPhone, iPod, HTC, Blackberry, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, PDAs, Mobile Phones.
    Sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Charging will be automatically stop when battery is full.
    Input:12-24V 1000mA; Output:DC 5V 2.1A & 5V 1A
    Dual Port Design, one 2 Ampere port for iPAD and one 1 Ampere port for Mobile phones or other devices.
    Use your existing USB charging cables to charge most USB powered devices / Easy-to-see LED confirms whether USB charger is properly connected.


  • Nordic Ware

    Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet

    Kitchen (Nordic Ware)
    List Price: $19.50

    Bakers Half Sheet natural aluminum commercial bakeware is made of pure aluminum which will never rust for a lifetime of durability
    Pan exterior dimensions 17.88 x 12.88 x 1.06 inches and interior dimensions 16.5 x 11.38 x 1 inches
    Proudly made in the USA by Nordic Ware
    Baked goods rise and bake evenly due to aluminums superior heat conductivity and the reinforced encapsulated steel rim prevents warping
    Easy clean up, hand wash only


  • Blue Magic

    BlueMagic 400 Metal Polish Cream - 7 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Blue Magic)

    Rating (133 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Blue Magic

    Works well, similar to simichrome

    I use this to remove tarnish and dirt from antique lamps, clocks and other art-deco items that are from the 20s and 30s. I alternate between this and simichrome polish. Here is a comparison if you are trying to decide between the two:*This product is much less expensive than simichrome. (7oz tub for 6 bucks vs 8.8oz can of paste for $25).*This has a consistency that is creamy like sour cream vs a paste. I think it takes a little more time and effort to get comparable results, as the paste seems to go farther.*It seems to leave a residue on some items. Objects that I thought were polished and clean tend to develop a slight film a few hours later, and require some additional elbow-work.*It does leaves behind a brilliant glossy shine that is incredible- better than simichrome. Although for some reason, it doesn't seem to work as well as simichrome on crystal and glass.Both products have their uses and work very well. I've been starting out with... 4/5 Jessica F (Fairfield, CT United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: BlueMagic 400 Metal Polish Cream - 7 oz. (Health and Beauty) I use this to remove tarnish and dirt from antique lamps, clocks and other art-deco items that are from the 20s and 30s. I alternate between this and simichrome polish. Here is a comparison if you are trying to decide between the two:*This product is much less expensive than simichrome. (7oz tub for 6 bucks vs 8.8oz can of paste for $25).*This has a consistency that is creamy like sour cream vs a paste. I think it takes a little more time and effort to get comparable results, as the paste seems to go farther.*It seems to leave a residue on some items. Objects that I thought were polished and clean tend to develop a slight film a few hours later, and require some additional elbow-work.*It does leaves behind a brilliant glossy shine that is incredible- better than simichrome. Although for some reason, it doesn't seem to work as well as simichrome on crystal and glass.Both products have their uses and work very well. I've been starting out with... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 5, 2012

    THE BEST METAL POLISH IN THE WORLD

    0 5/5 A. DeMello (Southcoast, Mass.) - See all my reviews, August 1, 2010

    watch collector miracle

    0 5/5 J. J. PIERCE "watch man" (winder ga usa) - See all my reviews, August 25, 2008
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    For all metal surfaces, brass, copper, sterling silver, aluminum, stainless steel and gold
    Removes tarnish and oxidation
    Can be used with buffers and polishers
    Non-abrasive
    Provides lasting protective coating


  • Ingersoll Rand Company Limited

    Falcon 25-R-EO US28 Series Grade 1 Wide Stile Touch Bar Exit Device, Rim Device, Exit Only Trim, Hex Key Dogging, Anodized Aluminum Finish

    BISS (Ingersoll Rand Company Limited)
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    Deadlocking Latchbolt
    Extruded Pushpad
    Stainless steel pushpad cover for a scratch-resistant surface
    Streamlined design includes flush-end cap for clean lines and a more attractive installation
    Non-rated, Non-handed


  • Reading Glasses

    Vision Folding Stainless Steel Full Frame Rim Reading Glasses Eyeglasses Eyewear + Protable Aluminum Hard Case +2.00

    Health and Beauty (Reading Glasses)

    Made of high quality material, the temples are ultra light & never deforms
    As fashion eyewear for men or women, suit most kind of face
    High-quality refractive lens is smudge resistant & easy to keep clean
    Great as your main pair for travel or a wonderful extra pair to keep in a handbag, briefcase or automobile
    Premium, ultra light, stylish frames with Rugged construction for durability & Optical grade lenses


  • RS Industries

    Miracle Cloth All Purpose Metal Cleaning Towel

    Sports (RS Industries)
    List Price: $10.00
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    Made with real coconut oil
    Actual Size 6"x9"
    Made in the USA


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