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Re: Wheelcleaners (was Re: 87 Coupe GT Wheels)

> Date:          Sun, 16 Mar 1997 08:19:44 -0500
> To:            jwilliam@water.net
> From:          Jim Griffin <JGriff@pobox.com>
> Subject:       Wheelcleaners (was Re: 87 Coupe GT Wheels)
> Cc:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net

> At 09:52 PM 03/15/97 +0000, you wrote:
> >I have the white wheels with the Audi logo on my 87 CoupeGT.  These 
> >appear to be the only thing the owner didn't keep in showroom 
> >condition.
> >
> >Question: what are they made out of and what is the best product I 
> >can use to clean them?  I've never had colored wheels before and am 
> >afraid that I might damage the finish and/or color.  Product names 
> >and where I can purchase them would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Jon
> >
> As far as wheel cleaners go, I have been using a product called All Wheels.
> It is made by Eagle One, and you can usually get it at any chain parts store
> i.e. Pep Boys. It is in a black bottle, with orange lettering. This stuff is
> not harsh at all, and works great.
> Last winter, I was unable to clean my wheels frequently enough, and the
> brake dust actually discolored/stained parts of the rims brown. I wasn't
> sure how I was going to get the stuff off... I figured that it was
> permanent. The wheel cleaner that I was using at the time (the green stuff
> made by Westley's called Wheel Magic) didn't take it off (even after several
> uses). I was browsing in Pep Boys one day, and decided to try the All
> Wheels. It didn't take it off immediately, but did so gradually. One day I
> noticed "hey, the brown stains are gone... hmmm... this is good stuff!!"
> And it is not harsh like others that I have tried. Others that I've used
> have hazed the clearcoat. This one doesn't. This one also claims to be the
> ONLY one (amongst store-shelf brands I believe) recommended by most wheel mfgrs.
> And it cost under $5 a bottle. Needless to say, I highly recommend it. Good
> product at a good price. Hmm.... who says you still can't find a *value*
> these days.

Picked it up today at Pep Boy's.  *Sheesh* are these wheels ever 
dirty.  It's going to be a number of applications before they come 
clean (if ever).  It's a shame too because the rest of the car is 
really clean and well kept.  These wheels will take more elbow 
grease, I guess :(