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Cleaning my wheels and red brake calipers

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I have the standard Carrera wheels on my '09 C4S. Each time I hand wash my car, after cleaning my wheels, my hands and knuckles look like I have been in a fist fight. I'm reaching through the spokes to try and clean the inside of the wheels and the red brake calipers and my hands are really taking a beating in the process.

What do other people use to clean their wheels?

Does anyone use an attachment that goes on a power drill to clean their wheels?


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Spray you wheels with "Simple Green" and let it stand on the wheels for about ten or fifteen minutes before washing. I use the cheap latex gloves from Harbor Freight.

I never hurt my hands. The Simple green does most the work. I use a medium size cloth with car wash soap to get off the residue. Then I use a Vacuum / blower to dry the wheels (if you don't have one of these you should get one (http://www.cardryer.com/Cardryer.html) so that the residue water doesn't ruin the clean wheels on the first drive. This is a 4hp vaccum and blower. it kicks butt. It get all of the water out off your calipers and disks and hard to dry areas like your wheel lugs. The blower blows warm air so it dries as well...

Hope this helps..


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