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    Re: Video: how to clean your wheels like a pro!

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeVee View Post
    Just to be clear... I didn't mix 2 chemicals. I use the wheel cleaner for the tires (notice how I only spray it on the tires), and used the iron remover on the rims. And even if both products were mixed, there are no worries in the case of the ones used here.
    Is there a reason you use wheel cleaner for tires? Or were you just out of tire cleaner/degreaser?


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    Re: Video: how to clean your wheels like a pro!

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeVee View Post
    Just to be clear... I didn't mix 2 chemicals. I use the wheel cleaner for the tires (notice how I only spray it on the tires), and used the iron remover on the rims. And even if both products were mixed, there are no worries in the case of the ones used here.
    ok just trying to complement you.when you see stuff smoking from fumes you will remember.

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    Re: Video: how to clean your wheels like a pro!

    Anybody else wear gloves when cleaning?

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    Anybody else wear gloves when cleaning?
    Sometimes, but for sure when claying.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    Is there a reason you use wheel cleaner for tires? Or were you just out of tire cleaner/degreaser?
    It seems to be a procedure I've always used. Even watching Chemical Guys videos, they spray their wheel cleaners (such as Diablo) on the rims and tires, and scrub the tires as well...

    Do you have any good tire cleaner I could look into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSKR View Post
    ok just trying to complement you.
    I totally get your point don't get me wrong. Actually it's awesome that you guys comment that way I can make the next video even better. Us detailers love the details, so it's normal to comment when you see other's work so we can all better ourselves in the future. I'm always learning, and we'll always keep on learning new techniques, tips, tricks, products, etc.

    No worries GSKR!
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    Re: Video: how to clean your wheels like a pro!

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    Anybody else wear gloves when cleaning?

    I took a habit of wearing gloves while detailing (love them AutoGeek nitrile gloves!) because on the long run, with all the cars I detail, those chemicals really act on your hands. Better be safe than sorry.

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    Video: how to clean your wheels like a pro!

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeVee View Post
    It seems to be a procedure I've always used. Even watching Chemical Guys videos, they spray their wheel cleaners (such as Diablo) on the rims and tires, and scrub the tires as well...

    Do you have any good tire cleaner I could look into?
    There are some wheel cleaners that can double as tire cleaners, and some that are about as effective as using car wash soap [not very effective] then there's some that work great at cleaning wheels but suck at cleaning tires [i.e. Meguiars Brightener]

    Usually, if the wheel cleaner doesn't specifically state that it can also be used for the tires, then odds are it'll do a sub par job.

    1 product I like is Meguiars D143 Non Acid Wheel & Tire Cleaner.



    It's made to handle both tasks and does a fine job. [this pic is after using it + applying tire dressing and waiting for it to fully dry]



    It's a great value. It's a concentate sold in a gallon and can be diluted 2:1.

    http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-non...r-d-14301.html

    If you're already sold on your current wheel cleaner, there's dedicated tire cleaners such as Mckee's Rubber & Tire Rejuvenator. It's only for the tires and not wheels, but is supposed to do a great job at it.




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    Re: Video: how to clean your wheels like a pro!

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeVee View Post
    It seems to be a procedure I've always used. Even watching Chemical Guys videos, they spray their wheel cleaners (such as Diablo) on the rims and tires, and scrub the tires as well...

    Do you have any good tire cleaner I could look into?
    TUF Shine Tire Cleaner is the best IMO. Little pricey but worthy. I use it every time I'm going to put a new dresser/coat into the tires, is not for maintenance.

    Also, use their tire brush for better results.

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    Video: how to clean your wheels like a pro!

    Quote Originally Posted by hdez View Post
    TUF Shine Tire Cleaner is the best IMO. Little pricey but worthy. I use it every time I'm going to put a new dresser/coat into the tires, is not for maintenance.

    Also, use their tire brush for better results.
    I've heard good things about that tire cleaner. I figured I'd go with the either that or the Mckee's, whichever has the better deal atm... I also believe in using that type of tire cleaner prior to applying a tire coating, but mostly I'd be using it for maintenance on my own vehicles because I always like to clean the tires prior to re applying Hyper Dressing which is about once a week.

    D143 works fine for this task, but I wonder if using Tuff Shine or Mckee's instead would make a difference? Based on your comment it sort of seems unnecessary/waste for routine maintenance?


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