Residue on wheels

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Residue on wheels

Post by pinecone123 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:20 pm

I've been experimenting with diffferent plastic polishes in the wheel bore. After using the polishes with a pipe cleaner I rinse the wheel off and run a new/clean pipe cleaner in the bore. Then I wipe the whole wheel down again but still see some residue and film in there. Also in the little crevices. What is the best way to clean the wheels completely? I would hate to do all this work and still have some left over film mix in with the grafite and slow the car down. Thanks and I hope y'all had a nice a Thanksgiving!



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Re: Residue on wheels

Post by Derby Evolution » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:57 pm

I use denatured alcohol on the wheels after I polish. If using a oil process, I clean the tread after applying the oil.



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Re: Residue on wheels

Post by pinecone123 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:03 pm

DE, do you just place the wheels in the alchohol? For how long? Thnx!



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Re: Residue on wheels

Post by FatSebastian » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:22 am

pinecone123 wrote:What is the best way to clean the wheels completely?
Are these discussions here, here and here relevant to the question?



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Re: Residue on wheels

Post by Derby Evolution » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:12 pm

I use a pipe cleaner soaked in alcohol and clean the bore. I wipe the tread area with a paper towel with alcohol on it. The detailed areas of the wheel just get rinsed with water and wiped off.



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Re: Residue on wheels

Post by *5 J's* » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:00 am

For those that would like to try an ultrasonic cleaner here is a review of one, that may be purchased for a good price here.



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