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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:44 PM

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I was never comfortable with a toothbrush on painted surfaces, may it be wheels, body or other parts.......

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

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QUOTE (g88 @ Jan 20 2014, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
which part of the rim u using toothbrush to clean ? I found that Mothers Wheel Brush is generally good and gentle (soft) for rim surface.

For inner side of the rim, baby bottle brush would be good


I want to use the toothbrush on the areas between and behind the rim spokes. Previously I just poke my wheel brush in there and agitate.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:22 AM

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QUOTE (g88 @ Jan 20 2014, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
which part of the rim u using toothbrush to clean ? I found that Mothers Wheel Brush is generally good and gentle (soft) for rim surface.

For inner side of the rim, baby bottle brush would be good

Baby bottle brush bristle a bit stiff and not enough bristles..... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:23 AM

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QUOTE (cbsteh @ Jan 20 2014, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want to use the toothbrush on the areas between and behind the rim spokes. Previously I just poke my wheel brush in there and agitate.


I use tbrushes only selectively on rims depending the type of spokes. Tbrushes are used only on those tight crevices where larger wheel brushes just cannot reach.
The proper method is to use appropriate chemicals to soften the deposits/stains/imbedded stuff so that you use softer materials to remove those contaminants with minimum brushing.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

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QUOTE (jklow123 @ Jan 21 2014, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use tbrushes only selectively on rims depending the type of spokes. Tbrushes are used only on those tight crevices where larger wheel brushes just cannot reach.
The proper method is to use appropriate chemicals to soften the deposits/stains/imbedded stuff so that you use softer materials to remove those contaminants with minimum brushing.

Will be good for those older honeycomb design rims.... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:03 AM

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My car polish/wax use toothbrush to clean all the gaps/crevices before wash, then seal + wax smile_tongue.gif
3rd time already and the car looks good, with no vertical water/dirt streak from windows, door handles, gaps, etc.

For rims, I just use old t-shirts smile_tongue.gif

If I'm going extreme, I would jack-up the car, take out the wheel and clean it, then can clean/polish the disc brake also smile_clown.gif
Repeat for the next 3 tyres ...

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

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QUOTE (cute_boboi @ Jan 21 2014, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My car polish/wax use toothbrush to clean all the gaps/crevices before wash, then seal + wax smile_tongue.gif
3rd time already and the car looks good, with no vertical water/dirt streak from windows, door handles, gaps, etc.

For rims, I just use old t-shirts smile_tongue.gif

If I'm going extreme, I would jack-up the car, take out the wheel and clean it, then can clean/polish the disc brake also smile_clown.gif
Repeat for the next 3 tyres ...

Polish disc rotor? Then no brakes.....hahaha smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:24 PM

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Has anyone used CarPro Iron X on their wheels? Is this product necessary or only on extremely dirty wheels?

Update: Oops, already got a thread on this here:

Iron X


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jan 21 2014, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Polish disc rotor? Then no brakes.....hahaha smile_tongue.gif


Some people talk about polishing the disc mainly bcos some discs appear corroded.
If im not mistaken, Sonax is selling an aerosol prdt specifically to remove this corrosion and to make the disc look nicer.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:06 AM

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QUOTE (jklow123 @ Jan 22 2014, 09:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some people talk about polishing the disc mainly bcos some discs appear corroded.
If im not mistaken, Sonax is selling an aerosol prdt specifically to remove this corrosion and to make the disc look nicer.

The area where the brakes pads are in contact will always shine after use. Due to the whole disc being cast iron it rust on contact with water. I know of some who spray high temperature paint on it (disc area near the rims)