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Cleaning wheels

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Aug 11, 2000.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    What does everybody use to do this? My wheels are AE 589s but they are old and getting faded. Does anyone know what I can do to make them look good again? TIA

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  2. James

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    Mothers chrome and aluminum wheel polish works excellent. Unless you have the clearcoat on them which I think american eagles do
     
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    dude, if they are aluminum eagle one makes some good cleaner for them, just make sure you follow the directions, a buddy of mine forgot to wash the stuff off and f@#$%^ his rims up really bad. if you use it right the stuff cleans them up great.
     
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    I always liked STP super whell cleaner. Wal-mart has all of them. I get mine a BJ's the giant warehouse store here., it's like Sams Club. $4.99/3.
     
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    How about for polished and clearcoated Centerlines?

    <font color=black>'79 K5 - 406 w/IROC TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>http:// www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
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    I use Eagle 1 wheel cleaner they make cleaner for all different kinds of wheels and the stuff works great. Like someone else said make sure you follow the instructions because it can screw your wheels over.

    "Have you driven over a ford lately?"
     
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    I had an 88 Camaro once with the 15" rallies which were either aluminum or Magnesium and clearcoated.

    I used to use Aluminew. It is an aluminum siding cleaner and is hydrocloric acid(i think)..

    It never hurt my wheels, but I never tried it on aftermarket wheels!

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    I use Armourall wheel cleaner. Like the commercial says, "spray it on and spray it off". The stuff works great for aluminim rims. Like one of the posts says, wash it off right away or you'll screw up the finish.

    Canuck

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    On wheels with clearcoat a good coat of wax helps a lot. My Impala has clearcoated wheels on it and that is all I do to keep them up.

    Fast 84 K5

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    I had a set of those rims that where I just didn't follow the directions and the looked like an octopus with acid arms hugged my wheels, You will probably be better off with a polish because it will not have the acid content that the spray uses to cut brake dust.
     
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    This may sound strange but i ues it on my motorcycle rims all the time. Its plain old citrus hand cleaner just put a fair amount on rub it in and rince also works great on raised white letters!!
     

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