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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 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 - Chevrolet S-10 Forum
This how-to is a combination of two how-to's by s10cyncrvr and lowriderbowtie. I’ve been polishing wheels for a while now and have learned a lot by trying various ...

How To Clean and Polish Bare Aluminum Wheels - Autogeek
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 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
Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. This is how I polish aluminum rims. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL. How did I learn to do ...


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  • Meguiar's

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

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


  • BooYah Clean

    Car Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Wheels 24 oz. Powerful but Natural Eco-friendly Non-toxic Ingredients From BooYah Clean! That Clean Polish & Shine All Wheel Rim & Spoke Types with It's Easy Spray and Wipe Formula, Order Now to Reveal the Sparkle You've Been Missing!

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (BooYah Clean)

    Rating (16 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    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: Car Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Wheels 24 oz. Powerful but Natural Eco-friendly Non-toxic Ingredients From BooYah Clean! That Clean Polish & Shine All Wheel Rim & Spoke Types with It's Easy Spray and Wipe Formula, Order Now to Reveal the Sparkle You've Been Missing! 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: Car Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Wheels 24 oz. Powerful but Natural Eco-friendly Non-toxic Ingredients From BooYah Clean! That Clean Polish & Shine All Wheel Rim & Spoke Types with It's Easy Spray and Wipe Formula, Order Now to Reveal the Sparkle You've Been Missing! 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

    Amazing

    0 5/5 Kimmerly A. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Car Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Wheels 24 oz. Powerful but Natural Eco-friendly Non-toxic Ingredients From BooYah Clean! That Clean Polish & Shine All Wheel Rim & Spoke Types with It's Easy Spray and Wipe Formula, Order Now to Reveal the Sparkle You've Been Missing! I was shocked how well this product cleans my rims. I have a BMW and my rims get a lot of brake dust. I hadn't cleaned my rims for over a year until I bought the BooYah Wheel Cleaner and it did a great job! I just wish I had bought it a year ago. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 9, 2015
    ✓ 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.
    ✓ 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.)
    ✓ 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.
    ✓ 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.


  • Sonax

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Sonax)
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    Price: $13.99
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    Acid-free and pH balanced formulation
    Great results on high-end aluminum and alloys
    Turns red as dirt and grime is penetrated
    Safe for use on wheels various wheel finishes
    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):
    (3.0/5)
    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 on uncoated aluminum and other sensitive materials
    Extreme clean foam grabs the wheel's surface
    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, least-aggressive cleaner
    Meguiar's Hot Rims aluminum wheel cleaner safely cleans uncoated, polished, anodized aluminum or alloy wheels


  • MOTHERS

    Mothers 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz.

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


  • MOTHERS

    Mothers 05824 Pro-Strength Chrome Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (MOTHERS)

    Rating (48 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    MOTHERS

    Not effective on tough stains.

    0 2/5 GeorgeNY (New York Metro) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mothers 05824 Pro-Strength Chrome Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Misc.) I'm not sure it's that effective. Soap and water work just as well. On tougher stains, this product doesn't deliver. I used it on my motorcycle. It works OK (like soap & water or any other cleaner) on the wheels. So, on this I'd say it's OK. I tried to use it on the chrome exhaust pipes and it didn't do anything! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 25, 2013

    great product

    0 5/5 Bonnie Wilson (Poughkeepsie, NY) - See all my reviews, February 14, 2008

    Works great and won't damage.

    0 5/5 Ron D'Angelo (Feeding Hills, MA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mothers 05824 Pro-Strength Chrome Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Misc.) This cleaner works very well on me very dirty chrome truck wheels, and it doesn't harm the finish.I just spray it on and let it work for a few minutes, then I power wash it off and it comes completely clean. Just dry and polish after that. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 29, 2012
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    Specially formulated to quickly and easily clean chrome wire wheels, chrome plated wheels, chrome wire hubcaps and rough cast aluminum Mag wheels
    This item is not for sale in Catalina Island
    Turns the most neglected rough cast aluminum to like-new condition
    Its unique spray on, hose off design safely penetrates, dissolves and suspends all types of brake dust, grease, dirt, and grime, making rinsing a snap


  • AnytimeTools

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

    Home Improvement (AnytimeTools)
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    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
    Shine your faded wheels, manifolds etc. with this Great PROFESSIONAL GRADE KIT!
    Use with any drill (drill in photo is not included)


  • Bio-Kleen

    Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Bio-Kleen)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (3.0/5)
    Bio-Kleen

    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

    Great product works like they say it does.

    0 5/5 Douglas A Simmons - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz. (Automotive) Worked great. just as they said it will. Odor a little strong but use a resperator and it was ok 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 23, 2012

    Works as advertised

    0 5/5 Wilnis (Midwest USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz. (Automotive) Bio Kleen products have always done what they say they will do on my horse trailer, and this is no exception. Got the black streaks off the bare aluminum and trailer looks significantly better with minimal work and it cleaned and shined up the rest of the bare aluminum with minimal work compared to other products I've used. I also use the black streak remover made by bio kleen and it also works as it advertises. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 24, 2014
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    Cleans and brightens aluminum and metal surfaces on your boat, RV and trailer
    Excellent for removing road salt corrosion on your aluminum trailer
    Removes oxidation, stains and discoloration
    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


  • Chemical Guys

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Chemical Guys)
    List Price: $24.95
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    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
    Delivers an unmatched high gloss dripping wet shine to wheels and rims
    Works on all wheels and leaves a durable protective coating on wheels
    Makes cleaning your wheels easy


  • ALCLEAR

    ALCLEAR 950013 Ultra-Microfiber professional scratch free Wheel Rim Mitt, blue with black cuff. Size approx. 10.24 x 4.72 in.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (ALCLEAR)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    ALCLEAR

    Amazing wheel cleaner without chemicals

    0 5/5 tengku - See all my reviews This review is from: ALCLEAR 950013 Ultra-Microfiber professional scratch free Wheel Rim Mitt, blue with black cuff. Size approx. 10.24 x 4.72 in. (Automotive) Today I tried out the wheel rim mitt on 8 different aluminium wheels and am very happy with the results. Even though the mitt was totally black afterwards, it succeeded in cleaning right to the end. It is now in the washing machine.As a mitt, it is also excellent at accessing awkward areas behind the rims, which would be very uncomfortable for the hands if done with a towel. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 15, 2014

    Easy to soap up and rinse

    0 5/5 BriLip - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ALCLEAR 950013 Ultra-Microfiber professional scratch free Wheel Rim Mitt, blue with black cuff. Size approx. 10.24 x 4.72 in. (Automotive) First time I ever cleaned my Austin rims without a brush and scraped knuckles! The fit allowed me to really "get in there" all the while feeling every nook and edge, without the concern of scratching my alloys or hands. Easy to soap up and rinse. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 7, 2015

    Excellent Mitt!

    0 5/5 RobM. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: ALCLEAR 950013 Ultra-Microfiber professional scratch free Wheel Rim Mitt, blue with black cuff. Size approx. 10.24 x 4.72 in. (Automotive) Very pleased with this wheel cleaning mitt. It has done an excellent job in cleaning the brake dust and grime off my wheels. Most importantly the microfiber material protects the wheel finish from scratches. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 29, 2014
    List Price: $16.00
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    Brand quality developed in Germany
    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


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