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Old 12-11-2014, 12:42 AM
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Fellas, I got a set of 20" Ballistic jesters (all black) with 35s a few months back and Im wondering if there is a special way to wash them or a special soap/product to use. Id hate to use something that affected the finish so I didnt know if there was something special to use or something that works really well in keeping them nice. Thanks!
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Fellas, I got a set of 20" Ballistic jesters (all black) with 35s a few months back and Im wondering if there is a special way to wash them or a special soap/product to use. Id hate to use something that affected the finish so I didnt know if there was something special to use or something that works really well in keeping them nice. Thanks!


I don't have 20" Ballistic jesters but my wheels are black and I didn't want to scratch or mar them in any way. I bought something called a "Daytona Speed Brush" about $22-25 bucks. The bristles are soft but are really great at wiping away the dust in a single swipe. The brush bends to get in-between and behind the wheel. If you google it you'll get all the features.
I've had it for 2 years and it still looks new so I can vouch for it's quality. I love the thing.
I have always hated washing wheels- bent over- trying to get into the hard to reach places.... this tool makes it really easy to do a great job.
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I use Super Clean degreaser and a hose. I don't use any brush at all on my rims.
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After you clean your wheels you might consider putting a good sealant or some wax on them for protection. It will also aid in cleaning them next time. Brake dust etc will usually wash right off if the wheel has wax or a sealant on it.
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After you clean your wheels you might consider putting a good sealant or some wax on them for protection. It will also aid in cleaning them next time. Brake dust etc will usually wash right off if the wheel has wax or a sealant on it.
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So is the same armor all wash I use on the body of the truck safe for the wheels as well?
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