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Daunting task of cleaning back of wheels and tires

yesterday after getting back from pool with the GF, i was bored, so i decided to piddle with the Ranger. Its beeen annoying me seeing the black stuff on the backside of the rim through the spokes. So i took on the task of taking each wheel of, and spraying it with Awesome, and tackiling it with a scotch pad. also took Awesome and a brush to the back of tire. they tuned totally blackish brown when i sprayed the cleaner on them! While i had the back wheels off, i rattlecanned the drums, they look new again! to the pics
THE FIRST WHEEL OFF



WHEELS BEFORE:





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whts left WILL NOT come off, i scrubbed and scrubbed, but nothing. but they look ten times better!


DRUM BEFORE:


DRUM AFTER


Sorry i didnt get to taking pics of outside, i will today....i was bieng rushed to go cook supper (grilled bbq chicken) so i didnt get to take all the pics i wanted...ill update tomorrow

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Finished pics?
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Finished pics?
wow i musta done a horrible job cleaning, the finished pics are up there....i edited it, so you can see the difference....the clean ones are shiny whereas the unclean ones are brown....ill get pics from the front of wheel today...
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Looks good, your brave trusting that stock jack as a jack stand though.
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Looks good, your brave trusting that stock jack as a jack stand though.
didnt take long....i guess it isnt any differrent then if you had a flat and changing it on side of road.....should prolly used stands, didnt think about it....
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yeah they arent the sturdiest but the wheels look good now!
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wow i musta done a horrible job cleaning, the finished pics are up there....i edited it, so you can see the difference....the clean ones are shiny whereas the unclean ones are brown....ill get pics from the front of wheel today...
Yeah, that's what I was talking about some from the outside.

That dirt and crap on the backside always bothered me too until I got black wheels. Great for the lazy man!
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i dont know too many people that take time to clean the back of the wheels. lol

looks good tho
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i dont know too many people that take time to clean the back of the wheels. lol

looks good tho
ur not the only one to tell me this today. (my boss told me i needed kids!) but there was caked on brake dust and such and it bothered me, and i was bored, it looks great now!
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yeah you dont need kids to fill your time. lol
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You must not have kids. No way I could get away with doing that...lol. I would just rather paint the insides of my wheels black
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heres what i use to clean my tires and wheels. it is GREAT stuff. $1 dollar a bottle at Dollar Tree



i really recommend this stuff to anyone. it says to dilute it, but you dont have to. ps...dont inhale it when claning, itll take ur breath away and it burns ur throat
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Looks good, your brave trusting that stock jack as a jack stand though.
Haha especially on that partical board or what ever that is..
But nice job the wheels look pretty shiny kinda makes me want to go do mine now!
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Looks 100x better Scott.

I have been wanting to do this to mine, but my air compressor is broke, hoping to do it soon.
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Looks good Scott. Just a question, but why not paint the brake drums black? Or is that just the primer?
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Looks good Scott. Just a question, but why not paint the brake drums black? Or is that just the primer?
its black, just a really matte black! actually its Heat spraypaint (made for wood stoves, grilles, etc....) i used it to paint my tailpipe black bc of the high temps (works great and looks great). i had like 3/4 of a can left, so i just used that. in person its black, just not a deep black
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Looks 100x better Scott.

I have been wanting to do this to mine, but my air compressor is broke, hoping to do it soon.
too lazy huh clayton? cant use a 4 way and a floor jack....JK LMAO.....no i wish i had an ait compressor for taking of the wheels, but it didnt take long.....h btw, nice avatar, whered you get it......lol
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Haha especially on that partical board or what ever that is..
But nice job the wheels look pretty shiny kinda makes me want to go do mine now!
next time ill use a a stand...and it is partical board, i put i put it down to stablize jack and so that i didnt get all itchy on that grass....

i should have went to moms house (she has a shop)...
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Won't a Scotch pad hurt the clear coat on the back??
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Won't a Scotch pad hurt the clear coat on the back??
what i used wasnt actually a scotch pad. it was a cheap sponge with the scubby ti=hing on the back...it didnt do anyting to my wheels (not th say it wont) it fot them clean though
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Man oh man! Wish I had all your spare time! And I don't have kids either! I need to do this to also, mine has about two years of brake dust, mud, and whatever else I have ran through caked on the back of the rims. I will go to the fire house and use the huge jack we got there down there. I use a Brillo pad to clean away the surface rust on my rims.
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UPDATE:

Heres pics form outside of Wheel. Again, it is not a big noticible diference, but i think it looks better, and no i dont have any from before on the outside....





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too lazy huh clayton? cant use a 4 way and a floor jack....JK LMAO.....no i wish i had an ait compressor for taking of the wheels, but it didnt take long.....h btw, nice avatar, whered you get it......lol
lol. I really don't need the air compressor for this but Its fun using it. Thanks again for the avatar!
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lookin good!! probably wasnt fun doing it, but its gotta be done!

hopefully ill get some time to do that to mine as well.. its just starting to get noticable!
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looks good, I's weird too, I try to do this at least after every wheeling trip as alot of mud throws tire balance off, and I even do it to my spare and I check the spare or any damage from wheeling, you never know when you need it.
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