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Safe wheel cleaner?

20266 Views 43 Replies 28 Participants Last post by  Cold23HC
So these are the first painted wheels I've ever owned. Most wheel cleaners say safe for chrome, or aluminum. A few say "all", but I'm always skeptical of those claims. So for those of you that have had your cat for long enough to wash the wheels a few times, what have you been using? Is it effective, and did it damage the paint/coating at all?

I'm very familiar with the dust the Brembos can produce, so I expect that any of you that have had your car for more than a month are already experts at this. Since I just picked mine up on Monday, I haven't cleaned the wheels yet. I'm not necessarily looking for something to repel/reduce the brake dust. Just a safe cleaner for the wheels. I've used Eagle1 stuff in the past, and always been happy with it.
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I use Orange Degreaser...1 part degreaser and 3 parts water in one of those pump sprayers. Safe on the wheels and cleans everything including tire dressing. My only advice is to clean them in the shade and don't let any cleaner, including the degreaser, dry on the wheel.

It's also safe for those who have their wheels coated with CQuartz, like myself.
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