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    Cleaning tires and rims

    I was wondering if , if anyone who cleans or tires or rims take the wheels off using jacks and then put it back. I dont plan on doing this each week but more like once a month? I feel i can get to the crevices better and then clean inside the wheel base. or surrounding areas. Just need recomendations on power tools to remove the lugs fast (ones that don't really scratch the lugs too since I'll be getting colored lugs. Is there like inside rubber coating to remove lugs?

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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    Your local chiropractor will love this method, there's plenty of brushes that can fit in crevices and clean the entire inner wheel barrel. You'll need to find the right set because BMW's kick out a lot of brake dust

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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    Thatís true cause I already see flakes. Guessing if you donít clean them well it gets harder later as keeps piling. Not sure if taking wheel off and on is smart due to safety ( unless I get auto torque wrench) lol any recommendations lol


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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    If your cleaning a car to go to a show, or the barrels need actual polishing then I take the wheels off.

    Other than that, just buy a good set of wheel woollies, including one with a flexible handle, and a set of detailing brushes for lug nuts and super tight spots.

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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    Just to chime in,



    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyCanuck View Post

    If your cleaning a car to go to a show, or the barrels need actual polishing then I take the wheels off.

    Other than that, just buy a good set of wheel woollies, including one with a flexible handle, and a set of detailing brushes for lug nuts and super tight spots.


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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    A good set of brushes are critical to keeping your wheels in good shape. The other side of that equation is actually cleaning them frequently so there isn't a buildup of brake dust and grime which can permantely damage the wheels.

    For most of my family fleet, I simply wash them as often as needed. On my car I swap out winter/summer wheels each year, so the set coming off the car gets a deep cleaning before being stored for the season.
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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyCanuck View Post
    If your cleaning a car to go to a show, or the barrels need actual polishing then I take the wheels off.

    Other than that, just buy a good set of wheel woollies, including one with a flexible handle, and a set of detailing brushes for lug nuts and super tight spots.
    I donít go car shows but would you say taking tire of at least twice year to fully clean is not bad idea (more or less? What do you think

    I know some gunk of stuff hissing in wheel well lol


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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    Not a bad idea at all as long as your set up with a proper jack and jack stands so you can do it safely.

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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    Only time i would be jacking up wheels is if i had a shop

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    Re: Cleaning tires and rims

    For my personal vehicles, I clean the wheels and tires up very thoroughly when its time to rotate the tires. I'm not going to take them off just to clean, but while they're already off, why not?
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