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Old 08-16-2015, 11:00 AM   #1
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Need help Rim Cleaner

Hey Everyone,
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I drive a 2011 Ford Focus MK3 1.6.

But now I've got 1 Problem cleaning my rims.
I have dark grey metallic rims and got some tough brake dust dirt on them, i tried simple green but just isn't working.

Any Suggestions on what you use for your rims or how to get really tough brake dust of rims?


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Old 08-16-2015, 11:25 AM   #3
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Hey Everyone,
finally decided to sign up here been stalking the Forum for a while now.
I drive a 2011 Ford Focus MK3 1.6.

But now I've got 1 Problem cleaning my rims.
I have dark grey metallic rims and got some tough brake dust dirt on them, i tried simple green but just isn't working.

Any Suggestions on what you use for your rims or how to get really tough brake dust of rims?
Elbow grease??
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
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Ditto on the Mother's Foaming Wheel and Tire Cleaner. Gets the brake dust off with little to no scrubbing.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:22 PM   #5
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Might want to try P21S gel -- let it sit on there for a period -- hence the gel.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:28 PM   #6
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There are many excellent wheel cleaners out there to do the job but once you have removed the brake dust put a coat of wax or sealant on the wheels and it will make cleaning them in the future much easier. I do that on all my vehicles. Never have a problem with brake dust.
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Agree with the post above.

Sonax is a good brand, I like Diablo Gel from CG as well. I also put a sealant and wax on them. White wheels are hard to keep clean!
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A cheaper option I love is the "dubs" wheel cleaner. Does a great job and isn't too much at all.
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Adams deep wheel cleaner than wheel wax.
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