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    I was just thinking of using bilberry wheel cleaner and then using a wash mitt with car wash shampoo for the wheels. Will this give a good clean? I dont have a pressure washer but really want my rims sparkling!


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    Good choice with bilberry, get some good wheel brushes as it makes wheel cleaning so much easier,then use a old wash mit for the rest of the wheel. Once you have used them a normal hose should be plenty to rinse them off.
    Finally once all cleaned and dried apply a nice rim sealant such as poorboys wheel sealant, it adds that bit of something shine wise and also makes future cleaning a doddle,all you should need once its applied is a whizz over with a wheel brush and a hose down
     
     

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    Thanks for reply. I have the BMW wheel brush which I've used before and it's not too bad. They gave me the metalmate alloy sealant too, is this any good? I've bought a cheap chenille noodle-type wash mitt from wilkos which I'll use just for wheels, and use the Meguiars microfibre wash mitt for car.
     
     

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    The bmw brush is probably ok, although i find i tend to end up using 2 or 3 different brushes to get the wheels properly clean, but thats just me. As for the alloy sealant give it a go, perhaps give the wheels a poilsh with something before the sealant to get them to really shine. using seperate mitt's for wheels and bodywork is also good practice, i tend to use an older one for wheels and keep good new ones for my paintwork
     
     

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    If you have the time and the inclination I would remove your wheels, clean them all over and as recommended use a sealant or alloy wax.
    I've never used metalmate but why not give it a go if you've already got it in you kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afcneal View Post
    Certainly don't need a pressure washer (useful for under the arches if you live on the country!) - in fact I wonde rif the pressure helps the lacquer to lift and allows water in behind. I'm pretty sure it must accelerate the removal of wheel sealant too!

    As suggested above - get them off periodically and clean/seal inside and out!
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    Afcneal am liking your car! Mine is 6 convert too. Oh it's so sexy, love it! Lol
     
     

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