Paint Brush for wheels

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  1. Boxcars

    Boxcars New Member

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    This might be obvious but it was a new revelation to me.
    After about a year of fighting brake dust i recently put ceramics on my front.
    As i am waiting for the upgrade to ceramics on the rear (along with SS lines)
    i have been haveing to wash to rear wheels way more vigorously than the front.
    while detailing in the garage the other day i spotted a 1 inch wide paint brush hanging on the pegboard, grabbed it and did a dry brush off of the wheels,
    90% clean now and way easier to wash.
    boxcars
     
  2. Deviant

    Deviant Banned

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    Never used them on the wheels, thanks for the tip.
    I've also found paint brushes of different sizes work great for dusting off various interior pieces and even a few underhood things.
     
  3. mini_racer

    mini_racer Well-Known Member

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    I like to use a Swiffer. It reaches all the way inside the wheel very easily.
     
  4. MiniDaMoocher

    MiniDaMoocher New Member

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    I like your idea in concept, but wonder if by removing the dust dry you're scratching your wheels?
     
  5. lotsie

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    I also use those swiffer things for dusting interior bits. Never used them on wheels though. I also worry about cleaning anything "dry". I know Cali dusters work, but I feel better using some QD and a MF towel to remove any dust on painted surfaces.

    Mark
     
  6. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Yeah, I use a cheapo microfiber cloth and Slick to QD my wheels between washes when they get dusty. Works fine for me, but I have the EASIEST wheels to clean in the world - R91 bullets.

    For washing, I love these things:
    Three Wheel Scrubber Brushes - Cleaning Tools - Wheels & Tires - Car Care - Griot's Garage

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    The long reach ones - the short ones are too short to get back on the inside of the wheel.

    I use a flagged bristle cheapo brush from the auto parts store on the tires and face of the wheel - kinda like this:
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    I just use the sticks to get the back of the wheel, going between the spokes. Can do each wheel in about 1 minute this way with no scrubbing and squeaky clean when done.
     
  7. mini_racer

    mini_racer Well-Known Member

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    Actually I use the Swiffer wet. So for a wash I use a brush similar to what Paul uses on Blimey, and then add the swiffer for the area of the wheel close to the caliper and immediately behind the spokes.

    For QD, I just use the swiffer damp.

    I also have the Hamk ceramic pads, they help a great deal, and while not the best....they even work on the track.
     
  8. kensan

    kensan New Member

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    i donno, when im washing wheels i dont like crap flinging into my face so i use the long handle boar's hair brush i got from Griot's. :D
     
  9. lotsie

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    Did you forget how to spell your username:confused5::crazy::lol:

    Mark
     
  10. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    He thought he was going to get us to call him "Mr. Ken"....

    Screw that. :rolleyes5:
    ;)
     
  11. kensan

    kensan New Member

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    :prrr:

    well, my wife doesn't call me kenchan anymore so that's
    why I converted/migrated/evolved/improved to the
    glorified ken to kensan. :D

    i hope you guys dont mind my stature. :ihih::lol:
     

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