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Old 07-01-2003   #1
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Red face cleaning rims???

OK, what is the best way to clean these rims. Thier is alot of cleaners on the market and I was wondering what everyone is using. I tried to clean one opening at a time but I got lost in the maze, or is this the only way. If it is I can kiss 3-4 hours of my life away.
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Old 07-01-2003   #2
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this is how i done mine....

When I first purchased my car the wheels were awful. I tried every cleaner i could think of, found no quick easy solutions. So I had each tire dismounted and scrubbed the wheels inside & out using a regular tire & wheel cleaner, no acid as not to destroy the clearcoat that is on the wheels. I did however purchase a 3 pack of assorted Aquarium brushes, Yes, as in fish Aquarium, from my local pet store. These 3 misc. sized brushes fit each of the sized holes in our beloved honeycomb wheels. The initial cleaning was the worst. Now however, as long as I keep them fairly clean they are pretty easy to clean. Just remember that first time it may take several cleanings to get them clean. Be patient its definatly worth the time......
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Old 07-01-2003   #3
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I couldn't find any brush to fit! My dad took a grinder to a old toothbrush and left the center two rows of bristles. It took me three and a half hours for 1 rim! I made my sister clean the other one! The back 2 were ok.
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Old 07-02-2003   #4
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They have brushes to clean under refrigerators, I use that.
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