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Believe it or not I use glass cleaner on them, then hit them with a coat of wax.
Similar to what I do, Stump. I actually use a plastic cleaner/polish called Plexus, then put a coat of light wax on with a micro fiber towel. (To O.P.- make SURE you only use this towel for the wheels. DO NOT mix it up with your washing and/or detail towels!)
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Treat them like your paint as far as cleaning and protecting. When they are clean, wax or seal them to keep them clean. I might even go as far as looking into Opticoat for them for long term cleaning.
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Treat them like your paint as far as cleaning and protecting. When they are clean, wax or seal them to keep them clean. I might even go as far as looking into Opticoat for them for long term cleaning.
opticoat is the way to go on almost any surface...
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I use Meguiars Hot wheels on mine, Works great!
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To get the brake dust out of the little creases of my chrome wheels I use an old clay bar and detail spray. After they are nice and clean I use Wheel Magic from Chemical Guys. I don't know how true it is, but I read an article about waxing your wheels. The article said that wax actually softens up from the heat from the brakes. And actually causes brake dust to stick to the wheels. Don't know how true, but it does make some sense. Tim C
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To get the brake dust out of the little creases of my chrome wheels I use an old clay bar and detail spray. After they are nice and clean I use Wheel Magic from Chemical Guys. I don't know how true it is, but I read an article about waxing your wheels. The article said that wax actually softens up from the heat from the brakes. And actually causes brake dust to stick to the wheels. Don't know how true, but it does make some sense. Tim C
i read the same...that why i went to a coating on the rims over wax.

before i coated rims, when using wax, i used wheel wax, or collonite...they are an insulator high heat wax...look to 845 for liquid or 476 for paste.
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I use Meguiars Hot wheels on mine, Works great!
An excellent product that VERY under-rated.

Works great indeed.

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