REALLY dirty rims...

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  1. j3ffff

    j3ffff New Member

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    What is strong product I can use to attack rims that have brake dust, grim, crap and who knows what else caked on to it? I detailed a terrible Expedition the other day and no matter how hard I scrubbed, I could not get everything off the rims... :sadwavey:
     
  2. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    What product(s) did you try already?

    I would start off with something like Meguiar's Wheel Brightener at a very strong dilution, and then move on to a wheel acid of some sort. If you have a local PBE shop or distributor, they should be able to get you an acid-based cleaner.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    3 things you can use
    Megs Wheel Brightener
    Poorboys SNR
    Eagle One All tire and rim cleaner. Hit pep boys or walmart for it
     
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    I've heard the P21S gel stuff is awesome, I never had to detail rims that bad. I've cleaned crappy rims and it took a while but never to the point of no return.
     
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    I've had to resort to #0000 steel wool before.... and that is NOT a fun job in all the nooks and crannies.:hsd:
     
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    Ugh, that's why I don't detail cars for people that much anymore. It went from washing and waxing a nice clean car to them bringing their fat mother-in-law's car over that has dent's, fast food grease stains, clear flaking off and holes in the carpet. I try to scare them off by jacking up the price, I started with one guy at 100.00 telling him I didnt want to do it and we got up to 300.00 before I told him I wasnt going to do it either way. I work alot of overtime so if I get Sat and Sun off it's rare. I don't feel like restoring p.o.s. cars.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Some guy at another detaling forum had this for his signature and it totally applies to those who detail for cash.


    "Why is it that people clean their teeth before going to the dentists but no one cleans their car before bringing it to me?"
     
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    :werd: :werd: :werd: No more truthful words have ever been spoken :bowdown:
     
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    P21S wheel gel is really awsome stuff, but you'll probably want something not quite as gentle for this kind of job. I'd go with the suggestions of Megs Wheel Brightener (pretty strong mix).
     

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