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I just purchased the "Tethys" wheels and of course looked at every picture possible showing a car like mine with the same equipment. I also looked into comments about the wheels. I understand that the spokes are close together but is that the only reason they are hard to clean? Has anyone found a good way to keep the wheels clean without using a brake dust guard? Thanks again.<BR>V
 

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Don't use your brakes....<P>I wash my wheels about once a week or every other week and it does fine. Mine are Titans, though.
 

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Hehe..if it ever becomes a hassle for you, and you want to get rid off them...let me know. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ltgvmm0397:<BR><B>I just purchased the "Tethys" wheels and of course looked at every picture possible showing a car like mine with the same equipment. I also looked into comments about the wheels. I understand that the spokes are close together but is that the only reason they are hard to clean? Has anyone found a good way to keep the wheels clean without using a brake dust guard? Thanks again.<BR>V</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>I don't think tat they are THAT hard to clean. They are not the easiest wheel to clean but not too bad. I think that the "Arrakis" alloys are the worst.<P>What I do with mine, and it seems to work pretty good, is that once a week I rinse them off with a high pressure hose. If you have access to an all-cleaner, then that would work even better. And when I wash my car (every 7 to 10 days), I do spend an extra 2-3 minutes with a sponge and just clean in between the spokes. You don't have to make it hard labor...just dip the sponge into a lot of soap and go between each spoke. You have five fingers (I assume! Hehe!) and if you put the all to wotk, at the same time, you should only need two or so passes for each wheel!<P>On the other hand, if you let the brake dust get away from you, it will start caking onto the metal and then it is that much harder to get it off...<P>Consistent rinsing off is the key...<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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I really appreciate the input and have since had to clean the wheels. They were pretty easy to clean. I used the sponge method for the first wash and it worked well. It took a little extra time but it was well wrth it. The car looks great with the new wheels. Thanks again.<BR>V
 

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The old fashion sponge is the only way I find convenient, other than that, dealership's courtesy car wash took care the dirty wheel problem. I had been taken care of. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 
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