How To: Wheel Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Handz, May 14, 2014.

  1. Handz

    Handz Member

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    On my SN95 I run aggressive Porterfield R4-S pads on the street. They create a MASSIVE amount of brake dust. Break dust can embedded into wheels causing permanent damage to wheels and rims. Removing brake dust and cleaning wheels without scratching is important. I address the issue, i made a video showing my detailed steps on how I clean my Mustang wheels.

    Enjoy the video!!!

    Feel free to post comments and questions.

    [video=youtube;-hXmbLiEwtc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hXmbLiEwtc[/video]
     
  2. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I have this problem from needing to replace the shit pads/rotors I have on, they dust like crazy. I was just thinking about how you would go about this the other day.
     
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    12:08 turned me on. So did the 'stache.


    How often would you recommend cleaning wheels to avoid the brake dust adding up and damaging the wheels? Is everytime I wash the car okay? Which is about once a month I'd say.
     
  4. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Also, is that "nonsense" cleaner silicone free? (body shop safe, however you wanna say it.)
     
  5. Handz

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    Yeah, everytime you wash your car. I wash my car weekly or BiWeekly at the most. The reason people have messed up wheels is because the brake dust ate passed the outer layer of coating.

    Yes.
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I just wipe my wheels off every car wash with a small amount of product. Seems to do the trick since I wash my car pretty frequently.
     
  7. Handz

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    This works very well.... But i also like to clean the inside of the wheels.

    Stock brake pads on mustang produce very little dust. These brake pads are aggressive street/track pads that produce a stupid amount of dust.
     
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    since I got my foam gun/wand wash but thingy last year its all easy..... Love that thing and should have got it sooner but its also the best car show door price I ever got.
     
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    Holy shit 100 miles one way to work.
     
  10. WhiteStallion94

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    I spray the wheels down and hit them with a pressure washer. My wheel cleaner is good I don't even need to agitate 95% of the time, even on wheels that haven't been cleaned in forever.