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Diesel Dog   
Wed Oct 08 2008, 07:33pm
Yup plus if you do that you can put it in a spray bottle (49p from Wilko's) and use it at will
Sonny   
Sun Oct 12 2008, 12:26pm
Cleaned my new alloys today..

Holy [%*^#@!] what a complete b*ll ache i forgot how long it took to clean multispoke alloys...

Is there anything on the market that repels brake dust???? apart from using wd40?
wozza   
Sun Oct 12 2008, 01:29pm

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Joined: Aug 12 2006
Location: Manchester
I think cleaning the resolfens is a complete pain. Reckon plain spokes would be much easier.
Dave_Retired.   
Sun Oct 12 2008, 02:07pm

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Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
wozza wrote ...

I think cleaning the resolfens is a complete pain. Reckon plain spokes would be much easier.

110% agree which is why I got rid of mine
wozza   
Sun Oct 12 2008, 02:30pm

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Joined: Aug 12 2006
Location: Manchester
Went looking at some wheels the other day when my mum was with me.

The OZ wheels I was looking at even met with her approval so they must be nice .
BigJohnD   
Sun Oct 12 2008, 03:10pm

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
wozza wrote ...
cleaning the resolfens is a complete pain.
A complete nightmare. Allow at least an hour to clean all four, more if they're filthy, and at least one bottle of brake dust solvent.
Glyn   
Sun Oct 12 2008, 05:18pm
I have used 'Wonder Glaze' to seal my Resolfens - makes it pretty easy to clean them.
Sonny   
Sun Nov 23 2008, 02:52am
Ive let my alloys get as dirty as possible so i could try out Meguiars hot rims wheel cleaner and ive got to say its awesome... it took hardly any time compared to the autoglym stuff i was using before...
I think im gonna get the Meguiars wonder wheel brush next as the Halfords one i used was pants

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Bin-The-L-Plates   
Sun Nov 23 2008, 04:25pm
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Joined: Nov 12 2007
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Best thing is cheapo Tesco Alloy Wheel cleaner and a toilet brush.

The bog brush is great at removing the grime, and then a quick blast with pressure washer.

Takes about 10 mins tops for all 4 wheels.

Regards
Clive
DAVE 727   
Wed Dec 03 2008, 05:20am
just bought some stuff of ebay supagaurd alloy wheel sealer will give it a go when car comes in march
riven1962   
Sun Jul 26 2015, 03:53am
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Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
After reading this I now have no idea which to buy. Just spent a couple of hours cleaning the C4 and all is well. The alloys however need some more help. The back wheels especially have brake dust on them which won't come off. Don't know what to use now, so many choices.
BigJohnD   
Sun Jul 26 2015, 04:59am

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
I use Autoglym's Clean Wheels, but others are just as good.

A good stiff brush (e.g. a bog brush) which goes between the spokes is all but essential. For a really thorough clean, it's best to take the wheel off the car.
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love2drive   
Tue Nov 17 2015, 01:20pm
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Joined: Oct 09 2015
Location: London



Instead of reopening a similar thread i thought may be this thread can help me answer my question.

My Alloy wheel's colour is getting peeled of. look at the picture. I bought this couple of months ago. does anyone have any idea how to restore the colour back and prevent them from peeling off. thank you.
wozza   
Tue Nov 17 2015, 05:21pm

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Joined: Aug 12 2006
Location: Manchester
Going to need a refurb most likely. Around £50 a wheel as the lacquer coat is peeling..
love2drive   
Wed Nov 18 2015, 04:18pm
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Joined: Oct 09 2015
Location: London
Thanks wozza. its bit too much for me. is there no DIY solution for this?
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