Best way to remove baked on dust from alloys.

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by tobyd@callnetuk, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. tobyd@callnetuk

    tobyd@callnetuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    Read many internet posts on the best way to remove baked on brake dust from alloy wheels.

    I have some 15 holes that have black baked on brake dust between the spokes - anyone managed to clean this off without damaging the wheel finish?
    Thanks
    toby
     
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    NW_Merc Banned

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    Bilberry wheel cleaner?
     
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    tobyd@callnetuk

    tobyd@callnetuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Does it work on really baked on stuff?
     
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    what sort of finish are the wheels, if normal painted\laquered, then wonder wheels is the stuff.
     
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    I used to pay £10 for wheel cleaner from a certain dealer, the boys in there said bring a 5 litre bottle, such as an old anti freeze or screen wash bottle and they used to fill it with wheel cleaner, it was powerful stuff, most dealers called it acid, but it was the best ive used
     
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    Neat tfr works pretty well, if you let it soak for 10 mins.
     
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    clean up with hot water through a powerwasher.plenty of elbow grease. all pupose cleaner, bit of tar remover, wipe of thinners and the nice wash off and finish with wax on the wheels..

    pity it doesnt work on 14yrs of kerbing...
     

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