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How do you care for your rims?

I was asked recently what I do to take care of my rims and I'd like to know what everybody does for theirs.

Mine are the American Eagle Alloy 057 rims. They have a mirror finish, and are not clear coated, so they have the ability to turn gray after a while. I tried using a metal polish, but the rim didn't seem to like it much. So my method consists of using various waxes to do the job.

My method
-Mother's Carnuba Cleaner Wax - gets off dirt, oxidation and stains
-Mother's Sealer and Glaze - provides a good layer of protection and shine
-Mequire's NXT - added protection and hope of extra shine

I take off my wheels about every 2 months, depending on how much I put them through and do this on the inside and outside of each rim.
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i use spray wheel cleaner, then once a month i wax it with NXT wax as i am doing the truck.

i usually dont waste my time with tha backsides of them
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i usually put Turtlewax chrome polish on mine once a month. All of my rim gets cleaned even the back side because you can see right through them; They're 6 Spoke deep dish Enkei Sport Truck rims. and other than that my truck is pretty much clean...mud and dirt aren't on it long enough to make a difference
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i use a scotch brite pad every six months or so.....other than that just a hose...hehe
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soap...water....and mud!
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i usually put Turtlewax chrome polish on mine once a month. All of my rim gets cleaned even the back side because you can see right through them; They're 6 Spoke deep dish Enkei Sport Truck rims. and other than that my truck is pretty much clean...mud and dirt aren't on it long enough to make a difference
you forgot to mention that you carry rubbing alcohol around with you for random touch ups! :)
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you forgot to mention that you carry rubbing alcohol around with you for random touch ups! :)

haha does he really? does it work? not a bad idea, actually :o)

my glovebox used to be filled with practical stuff. now its filled with detailing brushes, dust rags, etc. maybe i'll add a bottle of rubbing alc.
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IT works really well on his all chrome rim to keep the shine, not sure it would work on the stock rims too well.
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Yeah I am going to have to get all of the above and take good care of my new shiny rims, pics coming soon
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I really don't care about them...
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I might not if they were clear coated, but they are not but that what i have so I don't mind the extra time to take care of them.
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i dont care for my rims at all. i spit on em frequently though
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This is what I use. Normaly right after some PB polish with Carnuba:



This stuff seems to last a along time and makes cleaning hte wheels next time REALLY Easy
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It's been so long I dont even remember what I do to clean them...
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It's been so long I dont even remember what I do to clean them...
and you have such nice 18" chromes too.... tisk tisk!
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Chrome is the easies to clean.. water and a rag.
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my friend has chrome 22's and we use windex to clean them, and it works awsome.
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put a coat of this on about 2 times a year.

becides that, i just clean them 2 times a week with wheel cleaner.
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windex works good for cleaning cars, i used to use it on my whole vehicle, but it strips all of your wax and everything off that you might have had on there (you can feel the difference after you use it) but for my rims i just use automobile wax, especially on the front because it makes it easier to clean the brake dust off em.
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yeah well windex works awsome on them 22's, and i use it on my dad's harley to clean the paint and then i wax it so it works good on that.
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