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Is using a highly concentrated acidic based rim cleaner (like the kind they use at dealerships) on a regular basis safe for rims? Can this progressivly damage the coat on the rims?
 

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yea it can damage them, your best bet is to use an acid to clean them, then maintain the clean with a less harsh chemical... you shouldnt need to use acid on wheels for every cleaning... remember to WAX!!!
 

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^he said it.
painted and clearcoated rims should really be washed once a week like cars. they should also be waxed on a regular basis. waxing protects them and makes moving gunk easier. any safe cleaner is not going to be "no scrub" so really, a mild soap, warm water and a little scrubbing will be safe, effective and cheap.
 

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Before this post i didnt even know you were supposed to wax rims. Heres another question. I use a kind of wax called "nu finish". Its a really old brand of wax but it seems to work fine. Is that safe to use on rims? Can i use any kind of wax on rims or are there specified brands?
 

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Orbital199 said:
Before this post i didnt even know you were supposed to wax rims. Heres another question. I use a kind of wax called "nu finish". Its a really old brand of wax but it seems to work fine. Is that safe to use on rims? Can i use any kind of wax on rims or are there specified brands?
use any wax on your rims that would work on your car.. they are a painted metal with a clearcloat on them...


***NOTE***90-96 300zx wheels are not clearcoarted and can be easily damaged by acidic wheel cleaners!! not sure about other years or models, just know this one from experience**
 
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