Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > The Detail Department

The Detail Department
Detailing tips, tricks to keep your bimmer in showroom condition.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-25-2002, 10:51 AM
JD JD is offline
BMW fanatic
Location: N. VA
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 181
Mein Auto: '01 VW GTI
Wheels

I recently bought a previously owned bimmer. The wheels are in good condition, but not perfect. There are some visible traces of dirt/grime. Car wash soap would not remove this. Any suggestions on how to remove? The wheels are 1998 M3 LTW polished wheels. Thanks.
__________________
2001 VW GTI Reflex Silver, Frozen slotted rotors with Porterfield pads, Bilstien sports, H&R race springs, H&R 22mm front sway bar, H&R 5mm rear spacers, Neuspeed upper strut tie bar, Neuspeed 25mm rear sway bar, Audi TT 5 spoke forged wheels with SO3s, Upsolute chip, AEM CAI, Thermal R&D Catback exhaust, Autotech Stage II Drivetrain upgrade w/lightweight clutch, Euro front and rear bumpers
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 01-25-2002, 12:42 PM
Guest84 Guest84 is offline
Account closed at users request
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 22,779
Mein Auto:
Alan F. had some pretty bad wheel dirt, grime..forgot what he used..hopefully he'll be along soon.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-25-2002, 12:54 PM
gundamzaku gundamzaku is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Davis, California
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 51
Send a message via AIM to gundamzaku
Mein Auto: 1992 325i
maybe you can use some engine parts cleaner spray, but only spray it then immediately remove it or it will eat the wheels away.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-25-2002, 01:43 PM
GTI GTI is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SFBA
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 154
Mein Auto: 2001 330i SP/Step
Eimann Fabrik Hi Intensity cleaner. Mix 50/50 with water. Or other non-acid cleaner.

For a quick ONE TIME fix dilute Simple green at least 50/50 with water and you MUST seal the wheel with a good wax or polymer sealant right after you got it clean. Rainse the hell out of it, dry/seal.
Meguiar #20 Polymer sealant is one sealant you can get locally at Pepboys/Kragen. Zaino/Klasse works great too. Nu-Finish also works and last long but it is sort of abrasive.

(Note: Only recommend you use simple green the first time. DON'T use it regularly.)

You can order EF Hi-Intensity at places like http://www.properautocare.com/hi-c32.html
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > The Detail Department
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BMW Wheels vs. Aftermarket/Replica/Refurb (Which to get?) OBS3SSION General BMW 37 02-24-2003 06:42 AM
4 E39 17x8 Style 5 wheels + Kumho 245/40/ZR17 tires - $950 (So. Calif. preferred) Vincent528i Classifieds 0 10-01-2002 05:26 PM
330Ci - 17" vs 18" Stock Sport Wheels MikeW 3 Series / 4 Series 34 08-03-2002 12:41 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms