QEW for wheels?

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  1. hsmith

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    I want to start using QEW since I have limited access to a hose - will QEW be fine for brake dust on aluminum wheels as well?
     
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    Yes as long as the wheels are cared for and cleaned regularly. If you expect it to clean years of brake dust forget it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmJ64kVFlJw&feature=channel_page

    but why not get Optimum No Rinse (ONR)?
     
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    :werd: ONR shits all over QEW.... I still was using QEW up until recently, I bought some ONR to try and now the QEW is on the shelf not getting used. It's really that much better. :bigthumb:
     
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    My QEW just sits too. ONR absolutely eats brake dust.
     
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    i ordered QEW on Sunday, now I ordered some ONR

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    Got some ONR in the mail today. did my car

    damn. i was skeptical at first, but it looks amazing. i have some sap/water spots i need to work on, but i'll get around to it.

    i need to do something about my wheels though, they just seem dull. any ideas?
     
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    Stock wheels, or aftermarket? You might just need to use a good wheel cleaner, then polish and wax/seal them....
     
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    any suggestions for wheel cleaner?

    i have no issue pulling them off and doing a deep clean
     
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    If you're looking for something to pick up OTC I'd go with either Meguiar's Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner or Eagle One A2Z.

    However the best stuff you could get IMHO is from Meg's Detailer line.... Wheel Brightener. It's NOT for the faint of heart, though.

    Once you've cleaned them up, I'd clay them, polish them with paint polish (OEM wheels are most likely clear coated) and put a good sealant or wax on. From there using ONR to wash will be a breeze and they'll stay looking good for much longer between full clean-ups. :bigthumb:

    Also if you want to make the investment, I have found that Mother's PowerCone works great with paint polish to make clearcoated wheels sparkle.
     

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