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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-21-11, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Have a 2000 mercury grand marqis. Need help with the best way to clean these things. It is the orginal mercury wheels and need the best way to clean these things good. I see people with crown vic wheels that look new so I need to get these things looking good any ideas

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Re: Wheels

I've got a 2001 and I don't know if this is the "right" way but the first time I washed them I got a $3 "wheel Cleaner" spray bottle at AutoZone and after a thorough jet spray from the hose to get all the sand and grit off of them, I applied the wheel cleaner and used a rag to finish up.
Now I just use soapy water and a rag. The wheels I have are easy to clean with your finger in a rag. This is what mine look like if you can see;
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I've been really happy with eagle one wheel and tire cleaner. It's done well for me in removing plenty of grime off any wheel that got in the bottle's way. Sometimes brake dust can be deep enough that the tire cleaner won't quite remove. If you have an excess of brake dust on the wheels, I recommend 3M Perfect It II rubbing compound. It's an ultra fine rubbing compound that's aggressive enough to remove the brake dust without harming the finish. You can just use any old clean cloth and rub out stains by hand or those powerball buffing cones work really well with the rubbing compound too. Keep in mind that you'd need a drill for the buffing cone.
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good advice
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