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Cleaning 19" rims

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

  1. Majerus

    Majerus Member

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    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..

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  2. jjchan

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    Yeah, $2.99 for the brush, but $8.95 for S/H!
     
  3. pgiralt

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    +1. But you don't have to hunt it down, just use your keyboard. It's available online from lots of places.
     
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