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After hearing all the complaints about brake dust and experiencing the frustration of trying to clean them. (many products just don't cut it) I tried Maguires Hot Wheels wheel cleaner. This stuff works. Spray it on cool wheels, let it soak a bit and then hose it off. Be sure to rinse well and dry and you won't believe your eyes. It is great. I let my wheels get pretty bad to the point where they were black and the Maguires pulled through. <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>
 

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Hi. I've been doing it (cleaning my wheels) the low-tech way...with a brush and some sudsy water, but it <I>does</I> take forever. I've considered using one of those wheel-cleaning products, but I thought I heard (or read?) somewhere that it somehow damages either the wheel, the tire, or possibly even promotes rust or something on the brake discs? <P>Any comments, folks? Because I'm soooooo ready to stop scrubbing the old fashioned way!!! My weary arm/wrist/hand muscles thank you, in advance, for any comments you might have about how those wheel cleaners do NOT do permanent damage to the wheel components!
 

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Mcguires, will remember that...<BR>I've tried some other brands (was it armor all??) and it just sucked, yeah got rid of the top layers but anything thick it won't work.<P>
 

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OOOOOPPPS. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/redface.gif">....shoulda said Hot Rims...oh well...still works great...FYI the bottle is transparent pink...<P>
 

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I tried the stuff in the transparant green bottle, Turtle Wax Formula 2001 Foaming Wheel Cleaner, and it didn't work at all. I had to lug out the bucket of sudsy water and my wheel brush and get down to business, just like I always do. (This stuff smells foul, too, which I would not have minded if it worked, but it didn't, so as I hovered over each stinky wheel scrubbing the daylights out of it, I had the added displeasure of breathing that foul stuff.)<P>Maybe it's just our brake pads? I'm thinking perhaps each of these cleaners have different levels of effectiveness with different brake pad materials, because my husband seems to have had good luck with this particular product, but it didn't do a darn thing for me on my S60's wheels! I'll try Meguiar's Hot Rims if I come across it in the automotive section, I suppose, but for now I'm going to have to keep attacking that brake dust the old-fashioned way (elbow grease).
 
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