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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 Clean Aluminum Wheels | eHow
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How to Clean Aluminum MAG Wheels | eHow
Make your aluminum MAG wheels shine. Remove each tire and clean the backside of the wheels. When you clean the back side of your wheels, they reflect more light off ...

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
Steps to Clean Aluminum Naturally . Give it a thorough scrubbing. More than likely, your piece of aluminum has acquired a nice layer of dust. The first step to ...


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  • BooYah Clean

    BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. - Best Car Wheel Cleaner Made with Powerful Eco-Friendly Natural Ingredients that Cleans and Polishes. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - Made in the USA - 100% Guaranteed

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (BooYah Clean)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    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: BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. - Best Car Wheel Cleaner Made with Powerful Eco-Friendly Natural Ingredients that Cleans and Polishes. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - Made in the USA - 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

    BooYah wheel cleaner

    0 5/5 Mark Eisenhardt - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. - Best Car Wheel Cleaner Made with Powerful Eco-Friendly Natural Ingredients that Cleans and Polishes. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - Made in the USA - 100% Guaranteed Great stuff ! I had been looking for something that would clean my wheels and this stuff really works great. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 31, 2014
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    Easy to use - Spray it on and wait 30 seconds. Let the high foaming action do all the work for you. Simply wipe it clean with a microfiber towel to reveal the shine you've been missing! And no chemicals means there is no need to rinse with water.
    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.
    ► BOOYAH CLEAN! WHEEL CLEANER WILL WORK FOR YOU OR WE WILL REFUND YOUR MONEY ► Call us crazy but we are so confident that you will love our product we will assume all the risk! Backed by our ridiculous "6 Month No Hassles Money Back Guarantee", buying from us just makes sense. Go ahead and use our product for a full 6 months, if you are not absolutely crazy happy about your results, send us an email and we will refund your full purchase price. You don't even need to return the bottle. Really! Your complete satisfaction is what matters most!
    High foaming formula breaks up and dissolves stubborn surface grime and brake dust. Cleans, polishes and shines with no streaking, smudging or greasy residue.
    MADE IN THE USA with eco-friendly ingredients that will reveal a deep, lustrous shine on your wheels - without the use of damaging hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids.


  • Nordic Ware

    Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet

    Kitchen (Nordic Ware)
    List Price: $19.00

    Bakers Half Sheet natural aluminum commercial bakeware is made of pure aluminum which will never rust for a lifetime of durability
    Baked goods rise and bake evenly due to aluminums superior heat conductivity and the reinforced encapsulated steel rim prevents warping
    Pan exterior dimensions 17.88 x 12.88 x 1.06 inches and interior dimensions 16.5 x 11.38 x 1 inches
    Proudly made in the USA by Nordic Ware
    Easy clean up, hand wash only


  • AnytimeTools

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

    Home Improvement (AnytimeTools)

    Rating (65 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    AnytimeTools

    When the PowerBall won't cut it.

    Unfortunately, or perhaps, foolishly, I own three vehicles with polished aluminum wheels. They are all custom wheels with no lacquer finish to protect them. One is a 4X4 (Isuzu Trooper) that sees duty in all kinds of weather. One is a "classic car" that is generally protected and the last is a PU which is always subject to weather.The Trooper was driven to Kansas City this last winter when they were having some of the worst snow and ice in MO for many years. That meant road salt and other ice melting chemicals were in use while the Trooper racked up more than a thousand miles of driving. The (forged Centerline) wheels were inundated and only washed once before spring. Needless to say, they suffered considerable corrosion before I had a chance to clean and polish them.I had been using the PowerBall to polish the Centerlines, and in the East Tennessee climate, they would become only moderately corroded through the winter and the PowerBall (along with a great deal... 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) Unfortunately, or perhaps, foolishly, I own three vehicles with polished aluminum wheels. They are all custom wheels with no lacquer finish to protect them. One is a 4X4 (Isuzu Trooper) that sees duty in all kinds of weather. One is a "classic car" that is generally protected and the last is a PU which is always subject to weather.The Trooper was driven to Kansas City this last winter when they were having some of the worst snow and ice in MO for many years. That meant road salt and other ice melting chemicals were in use while the Trooper racked up more than a thousand miles of driving. The (forged Centerline) wheels were inundated and only washed once before spring. Needless to say, they suffered considerable corrosion before I had a chance to clean and polish them.I had been using the PowerBall to polish the Centerlines, and in the East Tennessee climate, they would become only moderately corroded through the winter and the PowerBall (along with a great deal... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 17, 2010

    Buffing Aluminum

    0 5/5 Dale - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) I used this kit to polish 4 American Racing rims that were polished but had oxidation marks from my car sitting outside 1 Ohio winter. I first tried a Mothers PowerCone but the foam prevented concentrating the buffing pressure. This buffing kit did the trick. The various shapes and diameters made it possible to reach 99% of the nooks but after the 2nd wheel they started to flatten out preventing getting every nook. I suggest buying 2 kits if you're doing 4 wheels. I bought a second buffing kit from the local Harbor Freight to finish the last 2 wheels. If your rims are not heavily oxidized then the Mothers PowerCone will get the job done. Also, because the metal polish is grease based it's a messy job. Use old clothes and wear rubber gloves or you might end up spending more time cleaning up than polishing. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 26, 2010

    One time use

    0 2/5 vet 66 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) These are good for one use only.If you try to wash them they fall apart.Don't know what else to say 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 1, 2011
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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!
    Use with any drill (drill in photo is not included)
    Specially designed for polishing recessed aread such as mag wheels, motorcycle wheels manifolds


  • Meguiar's

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

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (2.7/5)
    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

    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

    Good stuff for Alluminum wheels

    0 5/5 Mario V (Oxnard, CA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Meguiar's G14324 Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Automotive) Wanted to get this because my wheels were charcol/black alluminum. The chemicals say they are safe and still does the job and shines good. Other cleaners I was worried about because they might erode the wheels or chip. (who knows, but better to be safe then sorry)BMW 328i 2007 Sedan, Alluminum Charcol/Black wheels. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 27, 2013
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    Meguiar's Hot Rims aluminum wheel cleaner safely cleans uncoated, polished, anodized aluminum or alloy wheels
    Safe, least-aggressive cleaner
    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


  • American Metalcraft

    American Metalcraft TP14 TP Series 18-Guage Aluminum Standard Weight Wide Rim Pizza Pan, 14-Inch

    Kitchen (American Metalcraft)

    Rating (46 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    American Metalcraft

    Excellent pans

    These are great pans. I have a number of them in the 14" and 16" sizes and I'am about to pick up some 12's. They make perfect pizzas every time (both frozen and homemade).I've never worked in a pizzaria, so I can't say if these are commercial pans, but I suspect they may be -- they are no-frills (no non-stick coatings, no perforations, etc.); are made of pretty solid aluminum that holds and conveys heat evenly, and come in a bunch of sizes.The mesaurement displayed is the diameter of the pan itself, not the usable area. The rim is about 1". So if you want to make a 12" pizza, you will need the 14" pan.I spray mine with a bit of cooking spray each time before throwing a pizza on them and have never had anything stick. They go right in the dishwasher and come out looking new.Because of the raised rim, you can't roll dough directly on the pans (I've tried, but couldn't get it thin enough). It's probably not a good idea anyway, since it... 5/5 john galt - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Kitchen Supply Flat Pizza Pans (Kitchen) These are great pans. I have a number of them in the 14" and 16" sizes and I'am about to pick up some 12's. They make perfect pizzas every time (both frozen and homemade).I've never worked in a pizzaria, so I can't say if these are commercial pans, but I suspect they may be -- they are no-frills (no non-stick coatings, no perforations, etc.); are made of pretty solid aluminum that holds and conveys heat evenly, and come in a bunch of sizes.The mesaurement displayed is the diameter of the pan itself, not the usable area. The rim is about 1". So if you want to make a 12" pizza, you will need the 14" pan.I spray mine with a bit of cooking spray each time before throwing a pizza on them and have never had anything stick. They go right in the dishwasher and come out looking new.Because of the raised rim, you can't roll dough directly on the pans (I've tried, but couldn't get it thin enough). It's probably not a good idea anyway, since it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 24, 2009

    Nice pan, not nice sticker

    I just got this pan in today, and so far haven't used it on pizza. It's a big aluminum pizza pan, fairly flat (even the rim isn't raised too much). The 16" fit just fine in my oven, and I have a 25-30 year old whirlpool electric model. So basically, a 16" should fit in a standard oven rack okay. while most frozen pizzas tend to be about 12 inches, having extra room for homemade, or those odd shapes is definitely handy!What I did not like about tthe pan, however, was this big (about 1" by 2") sticker on the back with impossible glue. I'm assuming they put this on there to cover the *second* sticker underneath that says "MADE IN INDIA" very clearly. Ironically, that sticker came up just fine, but the glue from the first one where it touched the pan directly was obnoxiously impossible to remove without scratching the pan all to hell. I dont mind scratches, as from just the cleaning, I see this pan is gonna scratch like crazy over time anyway, but it is sooo annoying to... 3/5 A. Shepard "Rural Art Mom" (Arizona, USA) - See all my reviews, April 26, 2011

    Kitchen Supply Flat Pizza Pan 14-inch

    0 5/5 D. I. Fague (Canandaigua NY) - See all my reviews, August 9, 2011
    These gauges of aluminum contribute significantly to a longer life
    Pan is 1-inch thick hence it won't tarnish or buckle
    For maximum life, clean your aluminum pizza pans with a mild detergent or a detergent made specifically for aluminum products. Over time, strong detergents can cause corrosion and thinning of the metal.
    TP series of pizza pans is manufactured from heavy duty 18-gauge aluminum
    This pan can be used for individual pizzas or small shared pizzas
    Measures 14-inch in diameter


  • Blue Magic

    BlueMagic 400 Metal Polish Cream - 7 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Blue Magic)
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    Can be used with buffers and polishers
    Removes tarnish and oxidation
    Non-abrasive
    Provides lasting protective coating
    For all metal surfaces, brass, copper, sterling silver, aluminum, stainless steel and gold


  • Admiral Craft

    Adcraft PBR-1218 16-Gauge Heavy-Duty Aluminum Bake and Roast Pan with Drop Handle

    BISS (Admiral Craft)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Admiral Craft

    Great Pan!

    0 5/5 Shonmarie (Akron, OH USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Adcraft PBR-1218 16-Gauge Heavy-Duty Aluminum Bake and Roast Pan with Drop Handle (Misc.) I received this pan yesterday - just in time to cook dinner. I roasted chicken thighs, Italian sausages, red potatoes, red peppers, onions and garlic in olive oil. I set the oven to 450 and started roasting. Wow! Everything was cooked beautifully with amazing carmelization on the bottom of the pan. After I removed everything, I added a small amount of chicken stock to deglaze the pan. That created some beautiful pan juices which we drizzled over everything. Dinner was great, the pan roasted the meats and vegetables evenly and to perfection. The pan did not warp and clean-up was a snap. I'm going to order 2 more since I tend to cook many dinners in one day to freeze. Having several of these roasting pans will definitely make that process a pleasure! I did have reservations about this purchase, but not any more. This is a workhorse of a roaster and the price is right! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 5, 2013

    Great Roasting Pan

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer (Manchester, NH United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Adcraft PBR-1218 16-Gauge Heavy-Duty Aluminum Bake and Roast Pan with Drop Handle (Misc.) I bought this because I needed a larger pan for roasting a spatchcocked turkey than the standard 9x13 roasting pan. Since I got it I used it to roast marrow bones and oxtail to make beef stock and it cleaned up incredibly well. I thought it was a good deal for the price. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 24, 2014

    Great for the price

    0 5/5 B. Trahan "TKE" (Louisiana) - See all my reviews, January 3, 2014
    Weighs 1.67 lb.; measures 2-3/8 x 11-3/4 x 17-5/8 inches (H x W x D)
    Rectangular pan can be used to bake or roast foods
    Drop handles allow pan to be held or moved
    Made of 16-gauge aluminum, which distributes heat and weighs less than steel
    Rounded, open bead rim provides rigidity and can be washed and wiped clean


  • Meguiar's

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

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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
    Spray on & hose off
    Loosens and dissolves brake dust, road grime
    24 oz spray
    Safe for all wheels


  • Brushtech

    Brushtech Powerful Non-Abrasive Wheel Washing Brush

    Lawn & Patio (Brushtech)
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    Excellent for washing spokes
    Safe on plastic wheel covers
    Non-woven pad safe to use on mag and aluminum wheels


  • Reading Glasses

    1 Silver Tone Stainless Steel Aluminum Full Frame Portable Ultra Lightweight Stylish Reading Glasses With Carrying Case For Men Women Unisex +2.50

    Health and Beauty (Reading Glasses)

    Temple length: 5 11/16" (14cm)
    Frame width: 5 1/8" (13cm)
    Unique flexible Temples Design that end up being smaller, lighter and easier to manage
    Material: Stainless steel aluminum frames & Refractive Lenses
    High-quality refractive lens is smudge resistant & easy to keep clean


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