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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:40 AM

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Hey guys, I noticed that my rims are getting "dull" looking, not shiny anymore... do you have the same problem?

I've been washing them with just shampoo but recently found that the color are turning abit matte and its not smooth to the touch anymore.

Do you know of any rims cleaner that can bring back the shine? Thanks ahead for the recommendations!
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:46 PM

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what shampoo did you use to wash them?

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:30 PM

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just normal car wash shampoo leh...

i'm thinking of getting one of those proper rims cleaner and see whether it works... sweatdrop.gif
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:45 PM

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bro how old are those rims? can try claying but dunno if it'll bring back the shine on ur rims.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:46 PM

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just normal car wash shampoo leh...

i'm thinking of getting one of those proper rims cleaner and see whether it works... sweatdrop.gif


U need a metal brightener?? lipsrsealed.gif

I try to grab one for u..test it out for me..Be my Tester laugh.gif ..then i know if it is good..I try to grab one in..

Btw..Metal or Aluminum brightener u preferred

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:23 PM

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Try claying and polish it with paint cleaner. It should bring back the shine..

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:49 PM

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U need a metal brightener?? lipsrsealed.gif

I try to grab one for u..test it out for me..Be my Tester laugh.gif ..then i know if it is good..I try to grab one in..

Btw..Metal or Aluminum brightener u preferred


my rims are stock alloy leh, not sure shd use metal or aluminium brightener sweatdrop.gif
but really dun mind been ur tester! hahaha! thumbsup.gif
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:50 PM

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U need a metal brightener?? lipsrsealed.gif

I try to grab one for u..test it out for me..Be my Tester laugh.gif ..then i know if it is good..I try to grab one in..

Btw..Metal or Aluminum brightener u preferred


my rims are stock alloy leh, not sure shd use metal or aluminium brightener sweatdrop.gif
but really dun mind been ur tester! hahaha! thumbsup.gif
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:51 PM

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Try claying and polish it with paint cleaner. It should bring back the shine..


thks bro! will try it on this wkend's wash! thumbsup.gif
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:04 PM

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or try using sonax wheel cleaner.. bloody strong cleaner and doesnt spoilt paint or anything...

plus some sponge scrubbing will do the job... altot not needed... but will help !
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:16 PM

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hey my rims are matt black leh...how do i maintain them?

any recommended rim cleaner?

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:40 PM

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my rims are stock alloy leh, not sure shd use metal or aluminium brightener sweatdrop.gif
but really dun mind been ur tester! hahaha! thumbsup.gif


Haha..let me go check it out for you..

but wheel cleaner first ba..if not then proceed to cleaner wax..
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:36 PM

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thks bro! will try it on this wkend's wash! thumbsup.gif


btw, just seperate a small piece out from your regular bar for the wheels and don't mix it with the one u using for car body. Gd luck!

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:16 AM

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or try using sonax wheel cleaner.. bloody strong cleaner and doesnt spoilt paint or anything...

plus some sponge scrubbing will do the job... altot not needed... but will help !


I agree the SONAX cleaner is good. The smell though can make you dead.gif.

But it really can clean your rims.

My friend tried it on his wheel which was very dirty after a weekend in Malaysia.

The dirt all came out without make scrubbing at all. But it also made his painted brake calipers fade. laugh.gif

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:18 AM

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U need a metal brightener?? lipsrsealed.gif

I try to grab one for u..test it out for me..Be my Tester laugh.gif ..then i know if it is good..I try to grab one in..

Btw..Metal or Aluminum brightener u preferred


I also wana test leh. laugh.gif

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:41 AM

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I agree the SONAX cleaner is good. The smell though can make you dead.gif.

But it really can clean your rims.

My friend tried it on his wheel which was very dirty after a weekend in Malaysia.

The dirt all came out without make scrubbing at all. But it also made his painted brake calipers fade. laugh.gif


I will try the SONAX cleaner then. My rims are always very dusty and dirty due to aftermarket brake pads.
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:42 AM

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Hey guys, I noticed that my rims are getting "dull" looking, not shiny anymore... do you have the same problem?

I've been washing them with just shampoo but recently found that the color are turning abit matte and its not smooth to the touch anymore.

Do you know of any rims cleaner that can bring back the shine? Thanks ahead for the recommendations!


Sis, you can give a try on Maddriver's products. Some of his stuff are quite good and reasonably priced! thumbsup.gif
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:40 PM

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btw, just seperate a small piece out from your regular bar for the wheels and don't mix it with the one u using for car body. Gd luck!


HAHA! OF COURSE! sweatdrop.gif

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:43 PM

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Sis, you can give a try on Maddriver's products. Some of his stuff are quite good and reasonably priced! thumbsup.gif


Yap! Agree! but lemme try claying and polishing tis wkend first smile.gif
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:41 PM

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I agree the SONAX cleaner is good. The smell though can make you dead.gif.

But it really can clean your rims.

My friend tried it on his wheel which was very dirty after a weekend in Malaysia.

The dirt all came out without make scrubbing at all. But it also made his painted brake calipers fade. laugh.gif


Sounds like a strong cleaner.. What happens if you accidentally smeared the product onto your tyre wall?... sweatdrop.gif


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