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Dr B

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QUOTE(Dr B @ Jan 26 2006, 10:43 AM)

Hi all

Sorry to ask something you've probably talked about 100* already..

Having my wheels replaced under warranty, what do you recommend to a) clean them B) prevent them corroding!


If the wheels are going to brand new, they won't need any fancy wheel cleaners which can break down the lacquer as they can be quite acidic. If you just wash them with car shampoo once a week you will find that should be enough.

You can buy high polymer waxes which you just spray on, buff around and then clean off with cloths. These will create a barrier between the wheel and brake dust, and any other debris that is on the road, and more importantly this time of year - salt !

A simple one which I use is turtle wax alloy wheel cleaner (which is just a high polymer wax), which you can buy from places like Halfords - it's in a bright green bottle.

Don't bother with polishes as these will contain abrasives, which in return will break down the lacquer protection for your wheels, which is important to keep with the wheel being the closest thing to the road.

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