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Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762134
20/11/22 04:08 PM
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I know this will seem a little silly but it works.

Living on miles of dirt track means my wire wheels get quite dirty and very dusty, after a good clean I spray them with Rain X the stuff you use on windscreens. Then when they get dusty and dirty I first blow them with my leaf blower which gets rid of the loose stuff and then give them a blast with the hose and the muck falls off,


Bruce
1964 4/4 Series V Comp (Megan)
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Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762154
20/11/22 07:30 PM
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IIRC, there's a warning not to get Rain X on painted surfaces ?


Jon M
Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762180
20/11/22 11:18 PM
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No problem for the last ten years on my stainless wheels.


Bruce
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Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762202
21/11/22 11:43 AM
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I clean my black painted wire wheels with WD-40


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Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Craig Jezz] #762210
21/11/22 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Craig Jezz
I clean my black painted wire wheels with WD-40


Yep. For all its faults as a supposed lubricant or water dispersant, WD-40 makes a flippin' excellent degreaser and cleaner.


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Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762459
25/11/22 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Lordofthewings
Originally Posted by Saxonian
Wash AND wax? - What do you wax them with?

That's what is says on the pink stickers in my Original Post...."keep the wheel clean and spray waxed".

Well that's mission accomplished, here's an example. (I had them re-balanced as I wasn't pleased with the way it was done when the new tyres were fitted). They shouldn't need doing again for a while ! It's amazing how well they have survived for almost 14 years, not a mark on them.

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Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762472
25/11/22 04:43 PM
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They look great thumbs


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Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762473
25/11/22 04:45 PM
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Impressive and a worthy accolade from Craig wink


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Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762480
25/11/22 05:11 PM
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Thanks chaps, in the nude (without a covering of road crud) they really are a thing of beauty. Now I realise why it is that a set of wires is so expensive, the quality of the materials, and all that workmanship. Must make sure I lock the spare in position, as it would be eminently nickable.....
scared


Peter
2009 3-litre Roadster "Ivor", royal ivory / green
Re: Wire wheels OCD [Re: Lordofthewings] #762483
25/11/22 05:16 PM
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Fancy cleaning mine?


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