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Wheel Cleaning Question

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Hello All,

Proud owner of 2006 Boxster S. Absolutely, the most fun vehicle I have ever owned.

I have the 19" Sport Design wheels on it, and I find them to be the most difficult wheels to clean.

Anyone have any tips or tricks to share? I'm not a big fan of those wheel cleaner sprays they sell at Pep Boys, etc. Just seems like they are too caustic, and don't want to harm the wheels.

appreciate the help!


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Do a search here for "wheel cleaning" and you will find some good suggestions.

I have the older Sport Design wheels and here is what I did.

I removed the wheels from the car and painfully cleaned them until they were spotless.

Then I applied Rejex to the wheels.

Put them back on the car Rejex does not let the dirt and grime stick to wheel surface so basically I just rinse and dry the wheels.

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I have the Boxster S II wheels and have used Porsche's wheel cleaning kit which I bought from Pelican Parts. It comes with a couple of brush attachments that make getting to the small places a bit easier. However, you might be able to find cheaper solutions elsewhere but at least you know it won't damage your wheels.


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I like Loren's solution a lot. One thing you may try is Simple green. Spray it on and let it sit for 15 minutes before you wash. I'm a fanatic about clean wheels so I never really let them get very dirty.. If you always keep them rellatively clean they are much easier to maintain. Like Loren says do a search. There are lots of good tips....

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Thanks to all for the responses. I have been out of town for a while & am just getting back to the site.

Loren, thanks for the reminder on the search feature. I certainly should have tried that first.

I just looked up Rejex, and it looks interesting. Until i can get some, maybe i'll just put a coat of wax on them.


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