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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 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 Rims & Trim | Cleaning Guides
John asked: How do I clean aluminum tire rims? I also would like to now how to clean the little strip of aluminum around the tail lights.

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 ...

How to Clean and Polish Aluminum Wheels to Look Like ...
Aluminum wheels shine like chrome when you clean and polish them with the right tools and products.


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  • Sonax

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

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


  • 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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (BooYah Clean)

    Rating (7 reviews):
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    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: 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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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!
    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.


  • Meguiar's

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

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


  • MOTHERS

    MOTHERS 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (MOTHERS)

    Rating (239 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    MOTHERS

    Mothers Vs. Simichrome

    My father bought me a tube of Simichrome some years back. The stuff produces a luster in metal so well that I didn't want to change products. But when I looked into getting an 8oz tub of Simichrome (smaller than the 10oz tub of Mothers listed here), I realized that it's more than three times the price. Now I'm trying Mothers after having used Simichrome for years. I know how Simichrome smells, how it acts on metals, how much to use, and how far how much you use can go on the type of metal it is used. Mothers polish is an affective product; it does what they say it does. It puts a very nice luster on metal. However, compared to Simichrome, it doesn't do as well on the relatively harder metals such as the brass of a bullet casing; the bullet casing was a test. Simichrome seems to have finer grits and a more concentrated concoction of chemicals. As a result, it takes less work and less polish to achieve a superior luster.In essence: Simichrome provides a better (more... 4/5 M. Duran "Matthew R. Duran" (USA) - See all my reviews, October 23, 2012

    Great Product. But BE CAREFUL!!!

    0 5/5 K N - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: MOTHERS 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz (Automotive) Overall a great product. However, be careful if you're polishing a part that's only coated with a thin layer of metal because the metal will be gone. As the case with my chrome headlight housing. I baked apart the headlight assembly to polish the oxidized chrome inside only to end up buying a new headlight. So be careful. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 20, 2010

    Almost magic - and that's the problem

    I bought this product last summer to restore some vintage kitchen canisters made of brushed aluminum. It's almost magic, but in a way that's a problem. I literally spent a day polishing one canister, because I just couldn't ever get to the point where my rags and paper towels weren't continuing to pick up dark oxidized material from the surface. This stuff is so effective, that at some point, you just have to realize that there will always be a microscopically thin layer of oxidation and call it good. The challenge is to leave an even surface without darker or lighter spots. If you start saying "I'm just going to work on that little spot some more", then that little spot will be shiny enough to blind a sniper at two miles, but then it's shinier than everything else, so you you need to work on the other parts for awhile and...well, you see what I mean.I agree that it stinks to high heaven, but I use it in my kitchen anyway. Hey, the two rolls of used reeking paper... 5/5 Park City teacher (Park City, Utah, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: MOTHERS 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz (Automotive) I bought this product last summer to restore some vintage kitchen canisters made of brushed aluminum. It's almost magic, but in a way that's a problem. I literally spent a day polishing one canister, because I just couldn't ever get to the point where my rags and paper towels weren't continuing to pick up dark oxidized material from the surface. This stuff is so effective, that at some point, you just have to realize that there will always be a microscopically thin layer of oxidation and call it good. The challenge is to leave an even surface without darker or lighter spots. If you start saying "I'm just going to work on that little spot some more", then that little spot will be shiny enough to blind a sniper at two miles, but then it's shinier than everything else, so you you need to work on the other parts for awhile and...well, you see what I mean.I agree that it stinks to high heaven, but I use it in my kitchen anyway. Hey, the two rolls of used reeking paper... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 23, 2011
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    Easy to apply
    Gentle enough to use on a regular basis
    Apply with a clean cloth and a little elbow grease for a shine
    Regular use provides a long lasting benefit to your vehicle


  • Meguiar's

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

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


  • RAVPower

    RAVPower® 24W / 4.8A iSmart Dual USB Port Car Charger for iPhone; iPad; iPod; Samsung Galaxy; Kindle; LG; Nexus; Motorola ; Blackberry; Nook; Bluetooth Speakers and Headsets; HTC One; External Batteries and More (Black)

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    Rating (45 reviews):
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    RAVPower

    Best lighter adapter charger out there for your vehicle to charge 2 devices at once.

    I was provided a free sample of this unit for my honest review. This is the only car charger I will now carry with me in MY car for charging my phone, digital camera, tablet, or whatever while in my car. This is a solid piece of equipment, not like those dime a dozen brand chargers that I have previously purchased. This charger also has RAVPower's unique iSmart technology that will provide the fastest possible charge up to 2.4A per each usb charging slot (there are two) thereby maximizing your charge and minimizing your time charging. This charger also will provide you with protection from over heating, over current, and over charging. The charging automatically stops when the battery is full. Wish the charger that came with my Samsung phone offered that. Plug it in at night and the charge keeps going until I wake up and pull the plug. Not with this baby. It turns the charge off when fully charged. It fits very well into the lighter adapter in your vehicle with no problems... 5/5 Steve - See all my reviews This review is from: RAVPower® 24W / 4.8A iSmart Dual USB Port Car Charger for iPhone; iPad; iPod; Samsung Galaxy; Kindle; LG; Nexus; Motorola ; Blackberry; Nook; Bluetooth Speakers and Headsets; HTC One; External Batteries and More (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory) I was provided a free sample of this unit for my honest review. This is the only car charger I will now carry with me in MY car for charging my phone, digital camera, tablet, or whatever while in my car. This is a solid piece of equipment, not like those dime a dozen brand chargers that I have previously purchased. This charger also has RAVPower's unique iSmart technology that will provide the fastest possible charge up to 2.4A per each usb charging slot (there are two) thereby maximizing your charge and minimizing your time charging. This charger also will provide you with protection from over heating, over current, and over charging. The charging automatically stops when the battery is full. Wish the charger that came with my Samsung phone offered that. Plug it in at night and the charge keeps going until I wake up and pull the plug. Not with this baby. It turns the charge off when fully charged. It fits very well into the lighter adapter in your vehicle with no problems... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 5, 2014

    BEST DUEL PORT CAR CHARGER

    As we all know our devices are getting more expensive and batteries are lasting no where near long enough for our needs so Ravpower has a wonderful car charger thats not only able to charge 2 devices but do it in a safe and fast method. Im on the go alot in in my car most of the day and at any given time i have 2 devices with me and usually consists of my nexus tablet and my galaxy S5 so being able to charge both at same time is very important and doing it safely is a must. This unit has "I smart" built in and what that is in simple terms is the charger detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 4.8 amps overall and sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Charging will be automatically stop when battery is full and thats a huge plus for me as i like to plug in device and carry on with what im doing. input is:12-24V; Output:DC 5V 2.4A & 5V 2.4A and Ravpower covers most all of our... 5/5 darren - See all my reviews This review is from: RAVPower® 24W / 4.8A iSmart Dual USB Port Car Charger for iPhone; iPad; iPod; Samsung Galaxy; Kindle; LG; Nexus; Motorola ; Blackberry; Nook; Bluetooth Speakers and Headsets; HTC One; External Batteries and More (White) (Wireless Phone Accessory) As we all know our devices are getting more expensive and batteries are lasting no where near long enough for our needs so Ravpower has a wonderful car charger thats not only able to charge 2 devices but do it in a safe and fast method. Im on the go alot in in my car most of the day and at any given time i have 2 devices with me and usually consists of my nexus tablet and my galaxy S5 so being able to charge both at same time is very important and doing it safely is a must. This unit has "I smart" built in and what that is in simple terms is the charger detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 4.8 amps overall and sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Charging will be automatically stop when battery is full and thats a huge plus for me as i like to plug in device and carry on with what im doing. input is:12-24V; Output:DC 5V 2.4A & 5V 2.4A and Ravpower covers most all of our... Read more, December 14, 2014

    Brilliant practical design.

    We own half a dozen other cigarette plug/USB chargers and were not aware that any dual USB chargers were capable of delivering 10W/port for charging iPads or other devices requiring more than the standard 5W USB plug delivers.We can happily report that the RAVPower charger has persuaded us otherwise.It's a sleek, well built, compact charger that has convincing heft, unlike all of our other chargers. Indeed, despite being smaller than any of our other cigarette plug charges, it's heavier and feels like it has been built from higher quality parts.The RAVPower charger is about 25% shorter than the other car chargers we own. Despite the smaller size, both ports easily charge our iPad3 (or two at once), something none of the other car chargers will do.For us, this charger was a very welcome find. As a result of our own experience with it, we're tossing all of our other USB car chargers and replacing them with RAVPowers. We've been very happy... 5/5 James Li (Maine) - See all my reviews, December 5, 2014
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    Sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Charging will be automatically stop when battery is full.
    Input:12-24V; Output:DC 5V 2.4A & 5V 2.4A
    RAVPower Dual Port 24W / 4.8A USB Car Charger charges your iPad, iPhone, iPod, HTC, Blackberry, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, PDAs, Mobile Phones
    Smallest Available: Smaller than most 10 / 15 watt options (2.9 × 1.0 × 0.9in) adding minimal bulk to your console. 12 / 24 volt input compatible with all standard cigarette-lighter sockets.
    Two iSmart Charging Port: Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 4.8 amps overall.


  • AnytimeTools

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

    Home Improvement (AnytimeTools)
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    Shine your faded wheels, manifolds etc. with this Great PROFESSIONAL GRADE KIT!
    Shanks are 1/4" round and continue with hex shape so it does not slip on your drill.
    Specially designed for polishing recessed aread such as mag wheels, motorcycle wheels manifolds
    Use with any drill (drill in photo is not included)


  • Chemical Guys

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

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


  • Bio-Kleen

    Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Bio-Kleen)
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    Contains corrosion inhibitors to keep rust from returning
    Excellent for removing road salt corrosion on your aluminum trailer
    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
    Removes oxidation, stains and discoloration


  • Turtle Wax

    Turtle Wax T-280RA Chrome Polish & Rust Remover - 12 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Turtle Wax)
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    Works great on chrome bumpers, wheels and accessories
    Can be used with cotton, microfiber or foam pads
    Leaves a protective coating to prevent future oxidation
    Transforms rusty, tarnished chrome to its original gleaming luster
    Easy to use


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