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    Looking after wheels

    What do you use to clean your factory (2007 style) s3 wheels?

    They are tricky to clean but that might be due to my fat fingers , I use a wheel brush which I bought from Halfrauds but not very good.

    Was going to post it on the detailing thread but not as easy to get answers from s3 owners specifically this way

    any help mucho appreciated cheers


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    I use this mate, reaches the back well without having to take the wheel off.

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    I use an EZ Detailing brush

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_480.html

    Autosmart Jant 6 wheel cleaner (clean wheels, non acidic)

    Poor Boys wheel sealant

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels...nt/prod_9.html

    Last edited by Boydie; 31st August 2009 at 08:05.

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    I use some eastern european guy down at Tesco's carpark.
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    The Albanian car wash by me is great, they use a tooth brush on the wheels whilst i just stand there and watch!
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    I must admit I use a local car wash. It's one of the type where the car goes through the wash rather than the other way round. The guys use a pressure wash on the car and in particular the wheels before it goes through the wash itself. It makes an excellent job of the car and has special low level brushes which make an excellent job of the wheels. Not bad for 2.70 per wash. When I get home I just use a traditional chamois leather to dry off the inside of the door opening etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    I use an EZ Detailing brush

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_480.html

    Autosmart Jant 6 wheel cleaner (clean wheels, non acidic)

    Poor Boys wheel sealant

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels...nt/prod_9.html

    Poor Boys wheel sealant
    WONDERFUL stuff!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    I use an EZ Detailing brush

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_480.html

    Autosmart Jant 6 wheel cleaner (clean wheels, non acidic)

    Poor Boys wheel sealant

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels...nt/prod_9.html

    With the wheel sealant does it make geting rid of brake dust easier? What does it stop/do?

    Looks like its used by most, that brush looks like a bog brush looks like it may be the ticket

    cheers


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    Just really easily cleaned once you have a couple of coats on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    Just really easily cleaned once you have a couple of coats on
    Gonna give it a go cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by podiopie View Post
    Gonna give it a go cheers

    Took my wheels off a few weeks back and gave them a proper going over and looked great after washing.
    Dried them off with a microfibre.
    Polished them, and then 2 x coats of poorboys wheel sealant.

    Ever since just soapy water brings them up like new.

    The wheel sealant is immense. Pricey which may give you reservations about buying it, but it really is money well spent...

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    It lasts ages though so dont worry about the price!

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    Price doesn't put me off, if it does the job then its worth paying for.

    If I paid 3 - 5 each week or two to get it cleaned I'm still saving money from doing it myself and can't cast blame if something is missed.

    Forgot how time consuming the wheels were, cleaned the wheels today and had to sit down and clean them (back isn't what it used to be ha ha).....


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    The S3 wheels are not that bad - the hardest part is getting them cleaned in the first place then maintenance is the easy part!

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    i coat the wheel in this stuff first as it is non acidic

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_504.html

    use two brushes

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_480.html

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_524.html

    and a few coats of either chem guys jet seal or wheel sealant

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_197.html

    also, if you have baked on brake dust that is not removing, take the wheel of and use a harsh clay bar and lub and keep on at it, it will take a long time but it will go!
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