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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 Polish Aluminum Wheels - English Custom Polishing
This article will help you to get the best results out of cleaning and polishing your aluminum wheels. But first, if they are magnesium alloy (mag alloy ...

How to Polish Aluminum Wheels - 12 Easy Steps - wikiHow
How to Polish Aluminum Wheels. Aluminum wheels are an attractive accessory on a car, but maintaining them can be time-consuming. The wheels must be removed from the ...

How To Polish Aluminum Rims - YouTube
This is how I polish aluminum rims. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL. How did I learn to do this? Just like you are right now-by watching YouTube! Special thanks ...

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 polish aluminum - Finishing
Q. Could you please advise me on how to polish aluminum motorcycle frames and rims and tools needed and what type of sandpaper to use to get chrome-like finish, and ...


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  • BooYah Clean

    BooYah Clean! Car Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Wheels 24 oz Powerful Eco-friendly Non-toxic Ingredients That Clean Polish & Shine All Types of Wheels Rims & Spokes

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (BooYah Clean)

    Rating (22 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    BooYah Clean

    LOVE IT!

    0 5/5 PSaunders "Do-it-yourselfer" (California) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: BooYah Clean! Car Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Wheels 24 oz Powerful Eco-friendly Non-toxic Ingredients That Clean Polish & Shine All Types of Wheels Rims & Spokes 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: BooYah Clean! Car Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Wheels 24 oz Powerful Eco-friendly Non-toxic Ingredients That Clean Polish & Shine All Types of Wheels Rims & Spokes 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

    BooYah wheel cleaner

    0 5/5 Miss Daisey - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: BooYah Clean! Car Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Wheels 24 oz Powerful Eco-friendly Non-toxic Ingredients That Clean Polish & Shine All Types of Wheels Rims & Spokes This is by far the most Amazing wheel cleaner we have ever used. Wheels look Brand New. Highly Recommend 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 17, 2015
    ✓ 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.)
    ✓ BEST ECO-FRIENDLY WHEEL CLEANER ON AMAZON - No harsh acids or heavy solvents - 100% free of hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids so you can breathe easy with every application. With no added chemicals, you will also save on water because there is no need to rinse - just wipe it off.
    ✓ 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.
    ✓ 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!


  • Sonax

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Sonax)

    Rating (590 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Sonax

    Works great, smells awful.

    So I've been reading all over that this stuff is supposed to be the best to clean the brake dust off of wheels and, at $15 a bottle, it's fairly cheap compared to some of the other stuff out there. Because my BMW 3 series has such a ridiculous amount of brake dust generated by the stock pads and also because it's winter in Minnesota here, I thought I'd give it a shot. I am not going to compare it to the run of the mill wheel cleaners as you get at Target or Walmart, but to more of the higher end cleaners that pro detailers would use. At this price point, $15 is a pretty good deal. And besides, if you need more there is a 5L bottle for sale too... :)With that said, it really works great. You spray it on and it goes on neon green to show you where all you have sprayed it. Once you spray it on and it gets a chance to do it's work it starts to turn blood red to show you that it is cleaning up all the iron particles on your wheels. It looks like you just ran over a small... 4/5 Sameer Pai - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sonax (230200-755) Wheel Cleaner Full Effect - 16.9 fl. oz. (Automotive) So I've been reading all over that this stuff is supposed to be the best to clean the brake dust off of wheels and, at $15 a bottle, it's fairly cheap compared to some of the other stuff out there. Because my BMW 3 series has such a ridiculous amount of brake dust generated by the stock pads and also because it's winter in Minnesota here, I thought I'd give it a shot. I am not going to compare it to the run of the mill wheel cleaners as you get at Target or Walmart, but to more of the higher end cleaners that pro detailers would use. At this price point, $15 is a pretty good deal. And besides, if you need more there is a 5L bottle for sale too... :)With that said, it really works great. You spray it on and it goes on neon green to show you where all you have sprayed it. Once you spray it on and it gets a chance to do it's work it starts to turn blood red to show you that it is cleaning up all the iron particles on your wheels. It looks like you just ran over a small... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 21, 2011

    Great Cleaner that removed Yellow Brake residue safely

    0 5/5 Mark Sloobda (MARYSVILLE, OH, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sonax (230200-755) Wheel Cleaner Full Effect - 16.9 fl. oz. (Automotive) I was a little skeptical of this product initially with its price. I had a yellow goo on my aluminum wheels from the brakes that was refusing to come off. I sprayed this on dry wheel, let it sit for 5 minutes till it turned blood red, used a toothbrush for about 2 minutes per wheel. power washed off and the results were awesome. I would buy again however I will by the $100 size because its a way better deal than buying the smaller bottle. I will post a pic too of before and after 0, May 21, 2014

    Incredible

    Rarely is a product worth five stars. This stuff is.I hate washing cars. Much like shaving, it's time you will never get back and adds nothing to your life, at least not mine. So, I wash my cars very infrequently. I like when they're clean, but I hate wasting the time to do it.So, I let my 2011 M3 go for about six months. As you probably know, the brake pads BMW uses leave horribly robust brake dust. It's nearly impossible to remove with anything--chemicals, abrasives, whatever. This is how my wheels looked.So, I didn't have much hope for this chemical. It came recommended on one of the forums. I bought it, figuring how I had nothing to lose except a little money.Removed the wheel from the car, sprayed it on cold. Let it sit for about 3-5 min. The stuff turns crimson red as it reacts with the brake dust. Then you rinse it off. I then took a sponge and soap and washed the wheel. The residue that remained came off easily and... 5/5 T. Serrano (Falls Church VA) - See all my reviews, January 6, 2013
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    Acid-free and pH balanced formulation
    Great results on high-end aluminum and alloys
    Safe for use on wheels various wheel finishes
    Turns red as dirt and grime is penetrated
    Safe on painted; anodized and clear coated wheels


  • Meguiar's

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)

    Rating (25 reviews):
    (3.1/5)
    Meguiar's

    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

    Comparable to Sonax!

    0 5/5 Robert - See all my reviews This review is from: Meguiar's G14324 Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Automotive) This stuff does the job, I own a BMW and brake dust is always an issue. I have used Sonax which is a great product but I was in the market for something cheaper and this did the job. Don't pay any mind to the people below who say it doesn't work, these are your lazy folks who think a magical spray and a water hose will make their wheels clean. Unless you've got a pressure washer, you will have to use a wheel brush to get the results you want. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 11, 2014

    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
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    Safe, least-aggressive cleaner
    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
    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 on uncoated aluminum and other sensitive materials


  • Meguiar's

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)
    List Price: $20.61
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    Spray on & hose off
    Safe for all wheels
    24 oz spray
    Loosens and dissolves brake dust, road grime
    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)
    List Price: $17.99
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    Easy to apply
    Regular use provides a long lasting benefit to your vehicle
    Gentle enough to use on a regular basis
    Apply with a clean cloth and a little elbow grease for a shine


  • AnytimeTools

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

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    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!
    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 WAC303 Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant - 8 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Chemical Guys)

    Rating (117 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    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
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    Works on all wheels and leaves a durable protective coating on wheels
    Delivers an unmatched high gloss dripping wet shine to wheels and rims
    It gives a extreme shine and high gloss protection to the wheel and rim
    Makes cleaning your wheels easy
    Protects against brake dust, heat, acid raid, water spots, airborne fall out and road contaminants


  • 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)

    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.
    Give your vehicle a clean and elegant style


  • Turtle Wax

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Turtle Wax)
    List Price: $2.69
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    Easy to use
    Leaves a protective coating to prevent future oxidation
    Can be used with cotton, microfiber or foam pads
    Works great on chrome bumpers, wheels and accessories
    Transforms rusty, tarnished chrome to its original gleaming luster


  • Helo

    Helo HE835 Gloss Black Wheel With Machined Face (17x8"/6x139.7mm, 0mm offset)

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Helo)
    List Price: $303.00
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    Pictures are meant to show the style of the wheel not necessarily the bolt pattern - please refer to product specifications below for exact product information
    Lug nuts are not included with wheel purchase
    Lifetime structural and a one-year finish warranty against peeling or lifting of finish
    Gloss black painted finish with machined face and center cap
    Available in 17" 18" 20" and 22" diameters with various widths and off-sets


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