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Old 02-19-2009, 08:56 AM
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has anyone ever used jetseal 109 from CG on their rims
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:14 AM
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Oven Cleaner Does Remove Brake Dust

I've tried many products to remove baked-on brake dust from the wheels of my BMWs over the years. I just tried oven cleaner after seeing the recommendation in this forum. It worked very well... better than any other product that I've tried although it still required some scrubbing with a cloth.

I used EasyOff "professional" oven cleaner from Home Depot that does not contain lye (very important), is "non corrosive" and doesn't produce toxic fumes. The package says that it's safe for enameled surfaces, so I assumed it would be relatively safe for coated wheels. I followed up with a double coat of RejeX, which is my favorite synthetic wax.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:21 PM
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I have used Westley's Bleche White tire cleaner and it's the only thing that has worked for me to get the caked up residue off the rims. It definitely gets all the dirt off the tires and leaves them completely black and ready for some Shine products. just follow the cautions on the bottle and you should be alright as it's pretty strong stuff. Hasn't damaged my rims whatsoever! It's cheap too! $3 most places.
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:21 PM
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Does the oven cleaner completely remove the baked in brake dust? I have tried Alcohol wipes and Over cleaner to remove the baked in brake dust on my 2004 X3, but I still have too many tiny specks for baked in brake dust and is rough when felt. Does the P21S remove the brake dust completely? Don't know what else to try. I have tried the wheel cleaners, but they are no good for baked in brake dust.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:23 PM
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brake dust

I am a new jack. Bmw brake dust is ridiculous! I cleaned my wheels for three weeks. Got no where. Read posts on bimmerfest. Got the wheel cleaner from bmw then wheel sealent from poorboysworld. couldnt get them clean. My friend got brake dinons off with his nail. have enhanced nails. But with a glove And scrubbing it off with nails , wheels look new. Well normal brake dust comes off but bought it off previous owner who did not get the rough small spots off . Pain but i got it after 2 hours. i bought a previously loved 2006. I will love it better. I am talking about the rough stuff. you know what I mean. Any better ideas. My pretty nailsarent anymore. But my wheels are not that dirty.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:14 AM
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I recently picked up some Poor Boy's World Spray and Rinse wheel cleaner to use on some of my clients poorly neglected wheels. That stuff certainly lives up to its name! At $15 for 32oz its a great deal considering the lack of having to soak and scrub the wheels. To answer some of the most previous posts, it does remove all brake dust spots. It is acidic so handle with care.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:47 PM
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I have been battling brake dust forever. I just heard about Rim-Ice and it's sold at south Atlanta BMW, Is this good stuff ? I found it on line, has anybody ever used it?
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:13 PM
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Reduce Brake dust-Rim-ICE

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I have been battling brake dust forever. I just heard about Rim-Ice and it's sold at south Atlanta BMW, Is this good stuff ? I found it on line, has anybody ever used it?
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:23 PM
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Hi,

I would like to know if there's a method or compound that I can use to remove the bonded/caked brake dust..

Does the oven cleaner work? Is it recommended?
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:50 PM
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I've heard that pro detailers use steam.

I can tell you from experience, harsh cleaners aren't the best way to go on this one.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:05 PM
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I've heard that pro detailers use steam.

I can tell you from experience, harsh cleaners aren't the best way to go on this one.
While spraying the wheels, the fumes will probably land on or touch the paint/clear coat. Not sure if this will cause any damage to the paint being a non-car product.

So there's no product on the market that can remove the caked dust?
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:29 PM
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In the case of brake dust, an ounce of prevention is worth ten pounds of cure!


Many thousands of miles of direct comparison testing on white wheels continues to show that Klasse provides a more impervious surface than even Zaino.

Side by side comparison on the carís nose show less bug damage on the Zaino coated areas Ö. so Zaino appears to be harder than Klasse. Since the brake dust is very hot, Iím guessing that Klasse is more heat resistant than Zaino so very few of the dust particles actually burn their way into the paint making them easier to just wipe off.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:25 PM
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after reading all of these posts, IMO Klasse AIO is the way to go for protecting & cleaning those rims

I haven't seen anyone posting that beats Klasse


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Old 10-10-2009, 07:05 PM
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after reading all of these posts, IMO Klasse AIO is the way to go for protecting & cleaning those rims I haven't seen anyone posting that beats Klasse
Good luck using Klasse. Iím so well pleased with Klasse on my wheels that I havenít done any further experimenting for the past three years.

Iím probably way behind the times, so it might be worthwhile to try another synthetic on one of your rear wheels so that you can make a direct comparison with the lasse.

For several years Iíve been using Klasse on wheels and door posts, Zaino on my Z3ís black paint and a secret carnauba on my Miniís red paint. Haven't felt the need for any further improvement in ease of use or performance.

Have fun, experiment, and become an expert on what works best for you.

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:02 PM
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thanks for info

i think i'm gonna try klasse

prob gonna take rims off & do entire rim.
that way it'll be easier to clean later

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:07 PM
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Nick... are you using AIO and HGSG or just AIO on your wheels?

I use AIO to clean mine before applying Rejex, which I find leaps and bounds easier to work with than Klasse HGSG.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:19 PM
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When I've done a "ground up" cleaning, then I've used AIO (as I did the first time).

After that deep cleaning I try to get several applications of HiGloss before I get lax about the daily wipedown. It's been over a year since I've needed a deep cleaning on the white wheels.

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Old 10-14-2009, 07:28 PM
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i've been gettin used to using the steptronic sport shift this week. def less dust.


but, i'm dissappointed with the performance with the quickness of the shifts. thats another story.
gonna search the forum on this one...
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:06 AM
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I found a great way to deep-clean stained wheels.

I'm about to polish and seal my car. But first, last weekend I wanted to clay it clean. I figured clay is clay, so I got the turtle wax ICE wax clay bar kit because it was cheapest and the bar was 20 grams bigger. It comes with their "liquid clay bar", which you're supposed to use before the clay. It sounded like a gimmick and I wasn't interested, but I figured since I had it I might as well use it. I could take it or leave it on the body, but this stuff works wonders on the wheels! It got all the grimey stains from baked in brake dust off no problem. I followed by clay, but it didn't really make too much difference except for a few tar stains. Not sure if it'll work on the caked & baked brake dust inside the wheels. Anyway, it was very effective and very easy to use.

I just got the porter cable polisher, so I'll follow up tomorrow with polishing and Klass AIO & HGSG, as has been recommmended here
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:01 PM
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Simple green is also very effective when it comes to cleaning rims.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:26 AM
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Anyone know how long I should wait before applying AIO after having a fresh coat of paint sprayed on the wheels?
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:59 PM
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Anyone know how long I should wait before applying AIO after having a fresh coat of paint sprayed on the wheels?
Ask your painter.
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I have meguiers wheel cleaner. Doesn't work as well as I want it too.
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:58 AM
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I have been using the Wheel Cleaner (green liquid in a spray bottle) from Griots Garage (www.griotsgarage.com) for many years and have been very happy with it. They have lots of other nice products too, though I have used nothing but Zaino products for the paint car's proctection.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:51 AM
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After reading this board I was a little stressed about my wheel cleaning. Windex rules (actually I used Spic and Span glass cleaner, but probably the same stuff)! Great advice. I'd say if you used it on your other car for a while, that's probably a good testimonial that it's safe. I'll probably still throw a coat of Rejex on my wheels...but I'm not sure.
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