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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    If you have really baked contaminants on the wheels. I start with a tar remover to get that of first. Something like Tarminator works fine with this. Then you can get after the embedded brake dust and iron particals. Here you can go with either an acid based wheel cleaner or a color changing one. If you don't get all off with one run at it you do multible application till it's gone.

    The wd-40 would work too. But the hassle to get the oils and other residue left by it is just not worth to use it.

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    WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coleroad View Post
    You mean videos like this. YouTube
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    This reminds me of a job I had a few days ago. A woman spilled milk in her SUV and asked me to work on the stain and smell. As we were discussing it, she said she tried pressure washing her carpets to get it out. The INTERIOR carpet mind you.... I had to hold back my disbelief. Some people man.


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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    I think he means wheel WELLS guys. Just spelled incorrectly in the title....

    I have seen it done before and it works OK but it attracts a lot of dirt/dust/grime. Better off going with hyper dressing, VRP/VRT etc.

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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwp2016nd View Post
    I think he means wheel WELLS guys.
    Just spelled incorrectly in the title....
    Thanks for the attempt at clarification;
    however, I knew exactly what he meant.
    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwp2016nd View Post
    I have seen it done before and it
    works OK but it attracts a lot of
    dirt/dust/grime.
    Again, IMO:
    WD-40 is not formulated to be a “cleaner”.

    Quote Originally Posted by cwp2016nd View Post
    Better off going with hyper dressing,
    VRP/VRT etc.
    Speaking of clarification:
    Are you implying that these products
    are also formulated to act as cleaners?



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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    Thanks for the attempt at clarification;
    however, I knew exactly what he meant.
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    I've been lurking here for a while and have seen a ton of your posts. I have to say they come off just as pompous when it is directed at me as when I read them in the past.

    My brain was going a lot faster than I was typing but I intended to write he should use an APC for cleaning and those products above for dressing.

    Cheers

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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwp2016nd View Post
    I've been lurking here for a while and have seen a ton of your posts. I have to say they come off just as pompous when it is directed at me as when I read them in the past.

    My brain was going a lot faster than I was typing but I intended to write he should use an APC for cleaning and those products above for dressing.

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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coleroad View Post
    You mean videos like this. YouTube
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    Maybe she just killed someone in her car and is trying to get rid of the DNA

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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    Yes, did mean wheel wells but also discovered mine are felt lined. Wonder what the point of using felt is? Thanks for all the replies everyone.

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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carvin View Post
    Yes, did mean wheel wells but also discovered mine are felt lined. Wonder what the point of using felt is? Thanks for all the replies everyone.
    The rear wheel wells in my VW are also felt lined. I think they do it for sound dampening, although it does make cleaning a bit difficult. I typically spray some APC on the felt before I clean my wheels, letting it sit and absorb into the fibers. Then, a few minutes later, I'll rinse it with the hose. This gets most of the dirt out. If you have a lot of debris stuck in the fibers, such as leaves or twigs, you may have to use a brush or towel to mechanically remove it. After the felt liner has dried, I spray on a light coating of Meguiar's Hyper Dressing, diluted 4:1. After owning several cars with felt wheel liners, this is the best approach I've found over the years that doesn't require a lot of effort and still produces a nice, black finish.

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    Re: WD-40 to clean wheel weels?

    Quote Originally Posted by iroc86 View Post
    The rear wheel wells in my VW are also felt lined. I think they do it for sound dampening, although it does make cleaning a bit difficult.
    Ah yes, that makes sense.

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