Hellcat wheel care

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by Richard g, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Richard g

    Richard g Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    What is best to use in maintaining the black matte wheels on the Hellcat?
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I found a spray cleaning wax that works best so far and helps reduce brake dust from sticking. They are a real bear to clean. image.jpg
     
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    No, Tammie is under stating how much of a pain it is to clean,, its a royal BEATCH
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I was reserved on my description!
     
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    so you spray the stuff on and then hose it off??

    you dont have to use soapy water and scrub it first?

    i find i scratch rims the most when i wax them......but then you need to wax them to keep them from getting too much brake dust build up

    are you cleaning the inside of the rims too? (i always did on my 2011)....not sure if i will bother on this one
     
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    the inside of the wheels are a pain to clean..
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, I clean them with water, mild soap and a soft brush with long handle so I can get all the way inside. After I dry them, they still look dirty so I use the cleaning wax. It doesn't seem to leave a lot if build up, but does help with brake dust. It's really hard to get behind the brakes so I usually have to pull up and finish the inside. I am pretty fussy and hate dirt in the back of the wheel.
     
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    Sounds like a pain. I don't plan on using my brakes I guess!
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Or spray that peel off paint on them so when they are dirty you can just peel the paint off! Lol j/k...I hope no one believes me on that...o_O
     
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    i always just take the micro fiber sponge thing and run it around and around the inside....i always toss out the sponge after every car wash.....i always wash mine with a new microfiber sponge

    from the 1 time i washed my rims i felt the black finish is pretty strong....anyone getting scratches on it from washing???

    my IE rims were touchy...the black parts scratch easy.....im hoping the HC rims are better....i worried they would be worse seeing they are mat

    another issue i have with rims is you trash your micro fiber towels...they cost like $8 each and they come out black from each rim......i often toss the towels out rather than wash them....once they are black i dont want to ever use them again on my car...

    i always toss out all my microfibers and buy all new every year.....i think i spend $100-150 a year on them to keep them good.......anything to reduce scratches
     
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    I find them to rock chip easily and I have Dodge replacing one because the paint is so thin, it isn't covering the wheel. I anticipate powder coating them by Summer. I don't think they will wear well since it is my daily driver.o_O
     
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    Sounds like a wheel change, or powder coat, or black chrome,, A little bit of me wants chrome... I'm not sure how that will look
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Ditto!
     

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