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post #1 of 8 Old 09-11-2011, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hi folks,
Could I please ask how everybody cleans the alloys on their C Max?

I'm finding it hard to get them really clean, and despite using various brushes and cleaners, I struggle to clean all the way to the back, as well as around and behind the spokes.
Has anyone got any tips, or an easy way of getting the job done?
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-11-2011, 05:21 PM
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The best way I have found is to take them off and clean then that way. Once they are done, give them a wash every week

Or live with it! [img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]



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Thanks for that.[img]smileys/smiley20.gif[/img]
Looks like they're staying dirty then![img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]
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Meguiers (spelling) do high end cleaning products, but nothing will keep the insides of the wheels spotlessly clean.

In fairness, once they are cleaned by taking them off, apply a good polish, and then just jet wash them each week and they should stay cleanish.!



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i used some supagard alloy wheel cleaner from my dads land rover and it was really good. it even took most of the staining off of the alloys. the only thing that it didnt take off was the tar that is stuck on my alloys. http://shop.supagard.com/cnb/shop/su...odCategoryID=3


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post #6 of 8 Old 09-15-2011, 05:21 PM
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water and a sponge on a weekly basis is all it takes. Just keep your car clean - it's probably the 2nd most expensive asset most of us own and so we should look after them.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-18-2011, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your replies folks.[img]smileys/smiley20.gif[/img]
I do try to clean the car every week/fortnight, but it's just the wheels that take so long to sort out due to the small gap between the brakes and alloys, and the spokes.
I'll stick to the current 'finger' method for now... at least it works I guess![img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]
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an old toothbrush has often been suggested to use to clean alloys




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