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Old 04-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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how to remove baked on wheek brake dust and grime!

my neighbor wanted me to clean the alloy wheels on there suv, i tried 3 different cleaners i bought all from AG and nothing will remove the baked on brake dust/road grime on the wheels.

my question to you guys is what do u do in a situation like this? i think maybe i need something a bit more strong to use but don't want to risk ruining the finish of the alloy wheels.

what products would u guys recommend?
or suggest i do?
i followed the bottles instructions as well.
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Re: how to remove baked on wheek brake dust and grime!

I've run into the same problem on my girlfriends Malibu, waiting for my sonax to get here to try that, if that doesn't work I am going to try steam. But I tried 3 different wheels cleaners, oil eater, simple green diluted and straight... nothing touched that stuff... I wonder if Iron X might do anything?????
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Re: how to remove baked on wheek brake dust and grime!

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my neighbor wanted me to clean the alloy wheels on there suv, i tried 3 different cleaners i bought all from AG and nothing will remove the baked on brake dust/road grime on the wheels.

my question to you guys is what do u do in a situation like this? i think maybe i need something a bit more strong to use but don't want to risk ruining the finish of the alloy wheels.

what products would u guys recommend?
or suggest i do?
i followed the bottles instructions as well.

which 3 products did you try?
any pictures of the wheel?
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which 3 products did you try?
any pictures of the wheel?

no pics of the wheel
i should have took some but its just a normal factory alloy wheel on a toyota sequoia.

i tried....

DP wheel cleaner
mother wheel cleaner
megs apc+
purple power
simple green

no luck with any of those...
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Re: how to remove baked on wheek brake dust and grime!

Iron X works very good on caked on brake dust.
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no pics of the wheel
i should have took some but its just a normal factory alloy wheel on a toyota sequoia.

i tried....

DP wheel cleaner
mother wheel cleaner
megs apc+
purple power
simple green

no luck with any of those...

i was more interested in seeing the baked on dust more APC+ at?
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Re: how to remove baked on wheek brake dust and grime!

Sounds like you have some tough wheels to get clean. I had the same experience recently...the most hideous wheels I've ever done.

I used Sonax wheel cleaner followed by Meg's Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner.

Here is a link to the process I went through. I think if Sonax and Megs Hot Rims can do what it did for these wheels, they should be able to help you out...

Hideous 9 year old wheels get first cleaning – EVER!
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Sonax full effect then Iron X
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