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Cleaning painted wheels

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by Technik, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. I have a '02 ZX636, the wheels are colour-coded.

    Does anyone know what is the best way to get rid of dust brake marks on painted wheels without damaging them?

    I tried Meguairs wheel cleaners, it didn't get rid of it - perhaps I should try stronger stuff like methlyn spririts?!?



    Any help is appreciated :)
     
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  2. Get some of that concentrated orange cleaner stuff - it's called D-Solve-It.

    Use REALLY hot water.

    Rub the marks with the neat D-Solve-It, then soak a flannel or towelling rag/cloth in the very hot water, wring it out a bit, then press it onto the wheel. Wait 5 minutes and then rub the marks away.

    D-Solve-It is great, but you must apply it undiluted, and you must give it a bit of time to work. As always - TRY A TEST PATCH FIRST! I buy D-Solve-It at my local supermarket. No, I'm not on commission.

    Meths and Autosol in my experience both dull the paint finish.

    Happy cleaning!

    Old Blue
     
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  3. I usually just wash the wheels when Im washing the bike then once all the dirt is off use a little crc-556 or wd-40 sprayed on a rag and give the stubborn marks a little wipe, works for me.
     
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  4. I heard the Mcguires stuff was the best to get :shock:

    I got some Polyglaze wheel cleaner stuff myself in an aerosol, seems to do the trick. White wheels look nice... but they suck to look after.
     
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  5. hey, i use kerosene for really bad ones, this can frade the colour over time though, you could also try WD40 or Mr sheen :) all work a teat on my bike...cheers,
     
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  6. Yes I suspect Kerosene/Methy would damage the wheels...

    D-Solve-it? sounds like an engine degreaser. Wouldn't mind to give it try though. :?
     
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  7. Worst comes to worst, try some cheap nutted chocolate.

    Laugh all you want, but its a great light abrasive :p Dont forget a bit of elbow grease.
     
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  8. Kerosene on a cloth.
     
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  9. Kero is your friend
     
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  10. Tried Meguiars Scratch X on the weekend, it worked wonder - got rid of all the brake dust marks...looks like new now!

    :grin:
     
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  11. Another good one is window cleaner.. Also try and keep your wheels wiped down regularly to avoid the dust staining them..
     
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  12. any cutting compound (cut&polish) works wonders, and leaves a wax coating which is easier to clean the grime off
     
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