TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Cleaning 19" rims

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Majerus, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Majerus

    Majerus Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    698
    Location:
    Illinois
    I find the grooves on the OEM 19s a PIA to clean, then on top of the the little gap between rims annoying as well. I looked for awhile and counldnt find a good tool for cleaning them. Then one day walking around our local buchheit (farm store) I ran across the perfect tool. Its amazing how well it works and only 2 bucks..

    IMAG2925_zps5kh0onzm.jpg

    FLP Elite Auto Care 2 in 1 Detail Brush Ideal for Vents Seams Electronics | eBay
     
  2. jjchan

    jjchan Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2014
    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    Athens, Ohio
    Yeah, $2.99 for the brush, but $8.95 for S/H!
     
  3. pgiralt

    pgiralt Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,502
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Thanks for the recommendation. I find that it takes me about 50% of the time to clean the wheels and the other 50% to clean the rest of the exterior of the car. Anything that can help speed up cleaning the wheels is a welcome addition.
     
  4. stevem

    stevem Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2015
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    NJ USA
    My local detail shop sells Sonex Full Effect wheel cleaner. Spray on and hose off, and it really works well. Handles 90% of the wheel dirt. I'm sure there is a similar product you can get at more places, but till I find it, this works well. It's worth trying a bottle if you can hunt it down.
     
  5. caddieo

    caddieo Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    876
    Location:
    Palm Coast, FL
    I have the wheel cleaner and 2 types of brushes from Griot's Garage. Spray on, let it sit, then blast off with a full-jet setting on the hose. Finish with the brushes and a quick rinse.
     
  6. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Messages:
    6,295
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    +1. But you don't have to hunt it down, just use your keyboard. It's available online from lots of places.
     
  7. Bugeater

    Bugeater Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2013
    Messages:
    444
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
  8. Jean-Claude

    Jean-Claude Local Vendor - Southeast

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    267
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA.

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC