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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

The Best Things to Use to Clean Aluminum Rims | eHow
Soap and water. The best way to clean aluminum rims is by using a mild soap and water. Acid and harsh chemicals will damage the rims. Some commercial cleaners and ...

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.

Household Remedies to Clean Aluminum Rims | eHow
Household Remedies to Clean Aluminum Rims. The discovery of aluminum in 1827 makes aluminum a newcomer to utility items, particularly since aluminum was rarer than ...

Pre-owned Tires & Rims - Clean Aluminum Rims
Acquire the Correct Instructions on How to Paint Rims the Right Way; Advice and Caution for Those that Want to Clean Chrome Wheels; Buying & Selling Used Tires and Rims

Flitz Aluminum Pre-Clean
Flitz Aluminum Pre-Clean. Will not turn metal white. Removes rust, corrosion, tarnish, grease, water spots.


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  • Kevian Clean

    Wheel Cleaner - Best Treatment For All Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy, Spokes and Rims - Non-Toxic, High Foaming, Eco-friendly Spray & Wipe Formula - See the Shine You've Been Missing - 24 oz. Bottle

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    Rating (32 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Kevian Clean

    This would get 25 Stars, if I could... BooYah!

    Customer Video Review Length:: 2:22 Mins I've tried tens of different wheel cleaners over the years to get my chrome wheels clean with the minimal amount of effort possible. (Half the time, I just give up and take it in for an expensive detailing job...) I think those days are coming to an end though. This is BY FAR the best wheel cleaner I've used.As you can see in the video, it takes brake dust and road grime off incredibly fast and with minimal effort! (Note, at the end of the video, the dark patch on the right side of the area I've cleaned is actually a reflection of the roof of my carport. The entire area was gleaming and spotless like the left side of the section.)After the video, I went on to finish cleaning the wheel, and the sections where I had more caked on tar and road grime came off really easily as well. The product says to use a brush- I was lazy and didn't want to dig one up, so I just used my fingernail and the stuff came right off. A... 5/5 Theronius - See all my reviews This review is from: Wheel Cleaner - Best Treatment For All Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy, Spokes and Rims - Non-Toxic, High Foaming, Eco-friendly Spray & Wipe Formula - See the Shine You've Been Missing - 24 oz. Bottle, September 27, 2015

    LOVE IT!

    0 5/5 PSaunders (California) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Wheel Cleaner - Best Treatment For All Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy, Spokes and Rims - Non-Toxic, High Foaming, Eco-friendly Spray & Wipe Formula - See the Shine You've Been Missing - 24 oz. Bottle Amazing product! I have a cabinet full of cleaners for my motorcycle spokes none have worked as well as this. I did use some steel wool along with the product only because the spokes were really bad in spots. This product has replaced all of the "other cleaners" in my arsenal when it comes to cleaning my spokes....so glad I took a chance and tried it! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 8, 2015

    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 - Best Treatment For All Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy, Spokes and Rims - Non-Toxic, High Foaming, Eco-friendly Spray & Wipe Formula - See the Shine You've Been Missing - 24 oz. Bottle 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
    WORKS ON ALL WHEEL TYPES - Whether your wheels are chrome, aluminum or alloy, through the molecular power of this proprietary mixture of water and plant-based elements, you'll have clean, polished and shining rims without streaks, smudges, or greasy residue.
    BEST ECO-FRIENDLY WHEEL CLEANER ON AMAZON - Formerly sold as BooYah Clean!, Kevian Clean contains no harsh acids or heavy solvents - 100% free of hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids so you can breathe easy with every application, and it won't stink up your driveway or your yard.
    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 and spokes. Bottle and spray trigger are 100% recyclable.
    EASY APPLICATION - Spray it on, wait 30 seconds and watch as the high foaming spray instantly break up and dissolve stubborn surface grime and brake dust on contact. Then wipe it dry with a microfiber towel to reveal the shine you've been missing! (Common Sense Tip: Wheels with heavy caked on dirt and mud should be rinsed prior to application.)


  • CarGuys

    The Best Rated Wheel Cleaner on Amazon! - Premium Car Care - Safe For All Wheels Rims Tires - Acid Free - Non-Toxic - pH balanced - Works on Alloy Chrome Aluminum Steel Polished Painted PlastiDipped

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (CarGuys)

    Rating (107 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    CarGuys

    Wheel cleaner

    0 5/5 maria schwarz (Layton Utah) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Best Rated Wheel Cleaner on Amazon! - Premium Car Care - Safe For All Wheels Rims Tires - Acid Free - Non-Toxic - pH balanced - Works on Alloy Chrome Aluminum Steel Polished Painted PlastiDipped This wheel cleaner works great and all by itself-- no scrubbing! I sprayed it I and it stayed in place-- no drips. Then hosed it off and my tire rims look good! Now just so you know the roads are sloppy with old snow so my tires were dirty but look at the difference in my pictures.(they really don't do it justice though way better in person) Wow! Like new! Great product at a great price too. Highly recommended for anyone who wants their vehicle to look nice. It's a large bottle with a trigger spray that is easy to use. I found no overspray or unpleasant smell either.Received in exchange for my honest opinion 0, December 2, 2015

    Works fast.

    0 5/5 sspady (Southeastern United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Best Rated Wheel Cleaner on Amazon! - Premium Car Care - Safe For All Wheels Rims Tires - Acid Free - Non-Toxic - pH balanced - Works on Alloy Chrome Aluminum Steel Polished Painted PlastiDipped I recieved this Premium Wheel Cleaner from Car Guys today and decided since it was sunny outside to give it a try. I live on a dirt road and my car starts to look dirty as soon as I leave the house. It takes more than the drive-thru car wash to get it clean. This is a spray gel that comes in a 16.9 ounce bottle. The directions say to spray on and let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes but not to exceed 2 hours. The places I sprayed the gel, came clean right off. No scrubbing. The area behind the "spokes" where I didn't get the spray is still dirty. I will have to look for the right size brush that can fit inbetween there. This product is safe for all types of wheels and is made in the USA. I recommend this product because it works in 5 minutes and there is no scrubbing. I recieved this product free for my honest and unbiased review. 0, November 23, 2015

    Great wheel cleaner!

    0 5/5 Vanessa - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Best Rated Wheel Cleaner on Amazon! - Premium Car Care - Safe For All Wheels Rims Tires - Acid Free - Non-Toxic - pH balanced - Works on Alloy Chrome Aluminum Steel Polished Painted PlastiDipped Great wheel cleaner! I really really loved this wheel cleaner. It was super easy to use. All I had to do was spray on the wheel, let sit for 5 mins, then spray it off with the hose. It was really little to no effort in order to get my rims looking extremely clean. No more squatting down on the side of my car wasting 30 mins for those hard to reach areas trying to get the rims clean! For hard to clean spots, you can scrub a bit with a cloth after you put the spray on. I have attached before and after pics of my rims. You can see how dirty they were before with brake dust and etc. and after how clean and shiny they came out. I did not have to scrub at all in this case. Definitely worth the money.I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However, I will definitely purchase this on my own dime when I run out. 0, December 8, 2015
    100% SATISFACTION MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - No fine printing to read, no gimmicks.
    SAFE ON EVERY WHEEL OR TIRE - Will NOT damage or stain your wheels. It WILL clean any and every kind of wheel or tire that you can put on your vehicle. Alloy, Aluminum, Chrome, Painted, Polished, Clear-coated and Plasti-Dipped Rims! If it's not on this list, the answer is yes, it will work!
    BRIGHTEN & CLEAN WHITE WALL TIRES - MOTORCYCLE SAFE - This cleaner has a use for everything! Do you have a classic car with beautiful white-wall tires? Are you looking for a motorcycle wheel cleaner? This product is for you!
    !!! CarGuys Winter Sale Limited Time Only !!! CLEANS AWAY HARMFUL SALT AND WINTER GRIME - Most people don't know how corrosive road salts are to their vehicles. Salt will eat away at your wheels, damage protective clear coats, and quickly create rust spots. CarGuys Premium Wheel Cleaner will safely and effectively wash it all away!
    ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - Do you know why over the counter products are so CHEAP!? Because they use DIRTY and CHEAP chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Our products are made in the USA and conform to all safety regulations. This has been specially formulated to be Acid Free, Non-Toxic, and pH balanced. You can be sure that our products are safe!


  • Meguiar's

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)
    List Price: $20.61
    Price: $4.50
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    Moderately aggressive cleaners for use on all factory coated or painted wheels
    Visually see dirt leaving the wheel & tire
    Formula cleans wheels AND tires, foaming away dirt & grime!


  • 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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    Extreme clean foam grabs the wheel's surface
    Safe on uncoated aluminum and other sensitive materials
    Safe, least-aggressive cleaner
    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


  • Bio-Kleen

    Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Bio-Kleen)

    Rating (11 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Bio-Kleen

    While it typically takes more than one application I feel this product works fantastic if you keep the surface wet and have some

    0 4/5 EEE - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz. (Automotive) Ive used this product to clean the chassis on a number of snowmobiles some in rather nasty condition. While it typically takes more than one application I feel this product works fantastic if you keep the surface wet and have some patience 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 19, 2014

    Nothing like advertised-safe your money!

    0 1/5 Will Campbell - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz. (Automotive) Nothing like it advertised. Used it on the aluminum side cases on my Harley, left stains that couldn't be removed with a polishing ball and aluminum polish. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 14, 2013

    The stuff just left stains all over my trailer. ...

    0 1/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews This review is from: Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz. (Automotive) The stuff just left stains all over my trailer. It ruin one side, and it will not buff out. 0 stars 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 24, 2015
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    Cleans and brightens aluminum and metal surfaces on your boat, RV and trailer
    Contains corrosion inhibitors to keep rust from returning
    For a mirror finish, follow up with an application of Bio-Kleen Renew fiberglass and metal polish
    Excellent for removing road salt corrosion on your aluminum trailer
    Removes oxidation, stains and discoloration


  • Chemical Guys

    Chemical Guys WAC303 Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant - 8 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Chemical Guys)

    Rating (135 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Chemical Guys

    Hard to apply and remove. Doesn't work well

    There are two bmw's in my driveway that i tested this product on. On both cars, i put this stuff on the passenger side and on the other, Armor All Wheel Protectant. the WAC Wheel Guard is applied and removed like wax. You put it on, let it dry, then remove it with a cloth. It's very time consuming, but it'd be worth it if it worked well. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well compared to the Armor All, which you just spray on.After a few days, there's brake dust everywhere. Rinsing with a hose removes some of the dust, but leaves little round specs of brake dust all over the wheel. Actually looks like rust spots (but they are brake dust mini-clumps.) In my opinion, it's worse than if i'd done nothing.For my application, the armor-all works better than this product (but still not more than a week or so. Automatic car washes seem to remove the barrier effects). I've also done the same comparison to Maguire's hot wheel barrier. Armor all is better. If anyone... 2/5 TimM (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chemical Guys WAC303 Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant - 8 oz. (Automotive) There are two bmw's in my driveway that i tested this product on. On both cars, i put this stuff on the passenger side and on the other, Armor All Wheel Protectant. the WAC Wheel Guard is applied and removed like wax. You put it on, let it dry, then remove it with a cloth. It's very time consuming, but it'd be worth it if it worked well. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well compared to the Armor All, which you just spray on.After a few days, there's brake dust everywhere. Rinsing with a hose removes some of the dust, but leaves little round specs of brake dust all over the wheel. Actually looks like rust spots (but they are brake dust mini-clumps.) In my opinion, it's worse than if i'd done nothing.For my application, the armor-all works better than this product (but still not more than a week or so. Automatic car washes seem to remove the barrier effects). I've also done the same comparison to Maguire's hot wheel barrier. Armor all is better. If anyone... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 25, 2012

    I want to believe

    0 1/5 Marty (WA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chemical Guys WAC303 Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant - 8 oz. (Automotive) I bought this product hoping that it would help keep brake dust off my chrome wheels or at least make it easier to clean the brake dust off them. I applied it to the left wheels of my car and not on the right after polishing all four wheels. I put a thin layer on the front left wheel like the instructions say and a thick layer on the rear left wheel for comparison. After about a month, both sides looked dirty. It may have been the lighting on the left side, but the left side actually looked a little dirtier than the right side. After putting my car through an automatic car wash I found that all four chrome wheels were very shiny on the outside areas, but all four still had brake dust stuck in the corners of the spokes of the wheels that I still need to clean. Bummer! I want to believe, but the product doesn't seem to do anything. I might just use it for polishing/cleaning only. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 22, 2013

    Meh. I'm not impressed.

    0 2/5 Tethys - See all my reviews, February 1, 2015
    List Price: $24.95
    Price: $16.95
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    Makes cleaning your wheels easy
    Delivers an unmatched high gloss dripping wet shine to wheels and rims
    Works on all wheels and leaves a durable protective coating on wheels
    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


  • Sonax

    Sonax (230500) Wheel Cleaner Full Effect Refill - 169 fl. oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Sonax)

    Rating (70 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Sonax

    Probably the best commercially available wheel cleaner

    0 5/5 Stephen B. West (Fairhope, AL) - See all my reviews, January 22, 2014

    Miracle Cleaner

    0 4/5 William Tallent (Portage, IN United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) After you use this, you'll throw the over-the-counter stuff away. No scrubbing. Just spray, wait (is key), then hose off. The Value 'big jug' is well worth it to keep those spray bottles full. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 19, 2013

    It works very well

    0 4/5 Dan (New York) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This stuff works very well. Search Youtube to see videos of people using the Full Effect Wheel Cleaner. It works. Why not five stars? It's expensive. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 8, 2011
    List Price: $104.95
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    Safe for use on wheels: aluminum and alloys; painted, anodized and clear coated
    Sprays on as a green, flourescent foam; turns red as dirt & grime is penetrated
    Acid-free and pH balanced, environmentally friendly formulation


  • Wheel Wax

    Wheel Wax Ultimate Protection For Your Wheels, 8 Ounce

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Wheel Wax)
    List Price: $18.95
    Price: $14.00
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    Simply rub Wheel Wax directly on each dirty wheel and let it dry to a haze
    Usually by the time you have applied Wheel Wax to all four wheels you can go back to the first one


  • Tire Valve Stem Caps

    Black Anodized Aluminum Alloy Hexagonal 8mm Tire Wheel Stem Air Pressure Ventil Port Valve Cap Auto Sport Car SUV Sedan Coupe Truck 4 Piece Set

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Tire Valve Stem Caps)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Tire Valve Stem Caps

    Bought these to replace another set from another seller that ...

    0 1/5 Anthony - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Black Anodized Aluminum Alloy Hexagonal 8mm Tire Wheel Stem Air Pressure Ventil Port Valve Cap Auto Sport Car SUV Sedan Coupe Truck 4 Piece Set Bought these to replace another set from another seller that looked similar but didn't include rubber o rings and also lost all black (turned to copper) after 2 months.These are the same exact units... just stay away. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 1, 2015

    Cool Stem Caps

    0 5/5 M. Madrid (Jacksonville, FL) - See all my reviews, June 16, 2015

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 David P. lynn (Bolivia, NC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Black Anodized Aluminum Alloy Hexagonal 8mm Tire Wheel Stem Air Pressure Ventil Port Valve Cap Auto Sport Car SUV Sedan Coupe Truck 4 Piece Set Just like I wanted, great quality 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 25, 2015
    Give your vehicle a clean and elegant style
    A rocket shape can make your car look more attractive and special
    Waterproof and dustproof.
    Help to prevent leakage, dirt and other objects from damaging cores
    Direct Replacement, No Modification needed.


  • Tire Valve Stem Caps

    4 Piece Set Golden Anodized Aluminum Alloy Hexagonal 8mm Tire Wheel Stem Air Pressure Ventil Port Valve Cap Auto Sport Car SUV Sedan Coupe Truck

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Tire Valve Stem Caps)

    Easy installation, only use wrench to put the caps on to the tire valve stem
    Waterproof and dustproof. Direct Replacement, No Modification needed
    Direct Replacement, No Modification needed
    Give your vehicle a clean and elegant style
    Prevent leakage, dirt and other objects from damaging cores


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