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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

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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 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 Corroded Aluminum Rims | eHow
Corroded aluminum rims can mean anything from a bit of road grime and brake dust to severe pitting. How much time and effort it will take to clean your corroded rims ...

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

    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)
    List Price: $24.99
    Price: $15.95
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    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.


  • 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
    Meguiar's Hot Rims aluminum wheel cleaner safely cleans uncoated, polished, anodized aluminum or alloy wheels
    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
    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
    Price: $4.70
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    Safe for all wheels
    The sprayer tip uses a locking mechanism that must be depressed prior to turning the spray tip from the OFF to ON position
    Spray on & hose off
    24 oz spray
    Loosens and dissolves brake dust, road grime


  • MOTHERS

    MOTHERS 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (MOTHERS)

    Rating (209 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
    Apply with a clean cloth and a little elbow grease for a shine
    Regular use provides a long lasting benefit to your vehicle
    Gentle enough to use on a regular basis


  • Armor All

    Armor All Wheel Cleaner 24 fl oz 709 ml

    Health and Beauty (Armor All)
    List Price: $6.99
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    Safely dissolves grease road grime and brake dust on contact
    Reveals your wheel's brilliant shine
    Safe for all wheels


  • AnytimeTools

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

    Home Improvement (AnytimeTools)
    List Price: $42.00

    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)


  • Sonax

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Sonax)
    List Price: $15.99

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


  • Chemical Guys

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Chemical Guys)

    Rating (24 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 WAC_303 - Wheel Guard Rim & 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

    Don't see any difference

    0 1/5 T. Andrew (Northern Virginia) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chemical Guys WAC_303 - Wheel Guard Rim & Wheel Sealant (8 oz) (Automotive) After cleaning all the wheels, I applied this to the front wheel of my 2012 Audi S4. I did not apply to the other front wheel. I drove the car for a week and observed the results. Both front wheels had the same amount of break dust on them. I then washed both front wheels with the same cleaning product. Both required the same level of effort to remove the baked on break dust. I see no value to this product. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 13, 2012

    Great protection for BBS style wheels

    0 5/5 MetalFan - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chemical Guys WAC_303 - Wheel Guard Rim & Wheel Sealant (8 oz) (Automotive) I bought this from Chemical Guys after reading reviews and the sealant has worked well for me. I apply it to my wheels heavily before the winter months here on the East Coast and it has saved my wheels from weather damage and road salt. I use it on my late model VW GTI and apply it a few times a year for a nearly wet look and great shine. Chemical Guys sent me a 10% coupon on future purchases which never expires also so that is an added plus. This sealant is orange in color and can be applied easily by hand. After letting the sealant bond to the wheels for some time, it buffs off with ease. You may see some dirt that lifts off your wheels along with the dry sealant which seems to work exceptionally well.Chemical Guys makes great detailing products, some may be a bit redundant when it comes to their selection of waxes and spray cleaners, but this wheel wax is great for the price. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 14, 2014
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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


  • ALCLEAR

    ALCLEAR (950013) Ultra-Microfiber Wheel Rim Mitt

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (ALCLEAR)
    List Price: $16.00
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    With elastic cuff: Prevents slipping and injuries to the hand caused by sharp rim edges
    Professional product, proven one thousand times over, that should not be missing from any garage; Material composition: Polyester 70 percent and Polyamide 30 percent
    Premium ultra-microfiber wash mitt for gentle cleaning of paintwork, aluminum rims and windscreen
    Extra high pile, fluffy material
    Brand quality developed in Germany


  • Bio-Kleen

    Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Bio-Kleen)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    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
    For a mirror finish, follow up with an application of Bio-Kleen Renew fiberglass and metal polish
    Contains corrosion inhibitors to keep rust from returning
    Removes oxidation, stains and discoloration


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