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Old 01-25-2002, 10:51 AM
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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.
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Old 01-25-2002, 12:42 PM
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Alan F. had some pretty bad wheel dirt, grime..forgot what he used..hopefully he'll be along soon.
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Old 01-25-2002, 12:54 PM
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maybe you can use some engine parts cleaner spray, but only spray it then immediately remove it or it will eat the wheels away.
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Old 01-25-2002, 01:43 PM
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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
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