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#1
irony

Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:54 AM

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Hi folks,

I'm a newbie when it comes into detailing.. I plan to buy mr clean's wheel brush: http://www.apbabrand...iling-brush.jpg

It is safe to use on painted aftermarket wheels? it's factory painted in gunmetal, not painted at paint workshops smile_tongue.gif
But I'm afraid the brush's bristles will cause scratches to the paint.. any sifus could give comments?

and where to buy cheap claybar?

Thanks! smile_thumbup.gif



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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:13 AM

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hi there, welcome!

1. yes it will scratch
2. but can minimise scratches
3. thoroughly rinse the rim front and back first before you start
4. put your hand inside the rim to remove any stones or mud first before using the brush
5. rinse your brush very often
6. hope for the best.



cheap clay bar? Not sure, but PG to me is cheap, Carefour, tesco got. Should not mix 2 questions in 1 thread.
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:35 AM

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use ur finger/palm to clean..
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:37 AM

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QUOTE (irony @ May 12 2011, 10:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi folks,

I'm a newbie when it comes into detailing.. I plan to buy mr clean's wheel brush: http://www.apbabrand...iling-brush.jpg

It is safe to use on painted aftermarket wheels? it's factory painted in gunmetal, not painted at paint workshops smile_tongue.gif
But I'm afraid the brush's bristles will cause scratches to the paint.. any sifus could give comments?

and where to buy cheap claybar?

Thanks! smile_thumbup.gif


What about using a separate sponge to clean the wheels. This would be a better option if you are afraid of the brush scratching the painted rim. There are so many shape and sizes. If you cant find the right size just buy a big one and cut to your preferred shape.

I use a separate sponge to clean my rims.

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irony

Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:49 AM

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Thanks all.. wow, so fast response in the auto detailing section! smile_thumbup.gif

I wanted to use brush to clean the parts where normal sponge cannot reach.. but if the bristles will scratch, might as well not use it smile_blackeye.gif or probably use baby bottle brush which have softer bristle smile_blush.gif

I've watched some videos online where they use ONR and brush the rims profusely.. so ganas! smile_shock.gif

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:52 AM

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QUOTE (irony @ May 12 2011, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks all.. wow, so fast response in the auto detailing section! smile_thumbup.gif

I wanted to use brush to clean the parts where normal sponge cannot reach.. but if the bristles will scratch, might as well not use it smile_blackeye.gif or probably use baby bottle brush which have softer bristle smile_blush.gif

I've watched some videos online where they use ONR and brush the rims profusely.. so ganas! smile_shock.gif


You can try using the baby bottle brush and try to wrap a cotton polishing cloth or MF cloth then clean the wheel.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:53 AM

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Try look for these brushes......




Bristles are longer, so less chances of scratching, but back fling is more.... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:04 PM

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and remember, u must use special 100plus like vr2 uses smile_tongue.gif but that 100plus is for tyre and rims to drink not for human consumption.
It's easy when you know how...

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:07 PM

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like toilet bowl brush... laugh.gif
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:30 PM

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QUOTE (jackson @ May 12 2011, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and remember, u must use special 100plus like vr2 uses smile_tongue.gif but that 100plus is for tyre and rims to drink not for human consumption.

Nabeh, you are very sharp leh..... This is new cherry flavor...... smile_tongue.gif hahahahaha smile_big.gif

ps. 100 plus bottle is used because more rigid and better then mineral water bottles and is mixed of car shampoo..... smile_wink.gif