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Old 07-30-2021, 09:57 AM   #1
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Good Wheel "Brush" or such for

Currently I am using a good cloth but getting up and around the calipers is a PITA

Anyone have a good way of cleaning the inside of the wheels, without taking them off? I have a good bit of room between the spokes but not so much the caliper.

(Just pretend they are Camaro wheels)
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Old 07-30-2021, 11:09 AM   #2
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i only take my wheels off to clean them after every track day but other than that i dont care...
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Old 07-30-2021, 11:52 AM   #3
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https://www.autogeek.net/ezdebrfca.html
This is what I use on my SS split spoke wheels. Works fantastic.
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:33 PM   #4
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I use a gong brush with the long handle to clean the barrels. The handle is plastic and does good with not hurting the finish on the wheels. I did get the shorter version too for the face of the wheel, but find a rag works better.

Iíll clean as much of the barrel as possible on all four wheels because the calipers get in the way. After that Iíll hop in the car and move the car so the valve stem rotates 180į. This will expose the dirty area that was at the caliper location to allow cleaning the remaining area. Maybe everyone already cleans their wheels this way. Before this car Iíd pull them to clean barrels.

https://www.amazon.com/HDX-20-Gong-S.../dp/B00KXBIT9K

The HDX brand can be found at Home Depot. I believe thatís where I purchased the two I have now.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-20-i...DXRM/204357154

Also, I had the type that was posted above. The portion that holds the bristles is made from what Iíll call twisted metal coat hangers. It bent and was thrown away. After the fact it should have never been purchased because of having the metal material holding the bristles.
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:48 PM   #5
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I use a gong brush with the long handle to clean the barrels. The handle is plastic and does good with not hurting the finish on the wheels. I did get the shorter version too for the face of the wheel, but find a rag works better.

Iíll clean as much of the barrel as possible on all four wheels because the calipers get in the way. After that Iíll hop in the car and move the car so the valve stem rotates 180į. This will expose the dirty area that was at the caliper location to allow cleaning the remaining area. Maybe everyone already cleans their wheels this way. Before this car Iíd pull them to clean barrels.

https://www.amazon.com/HDX-20-Gong-S.../dp/B00KXBIT9K

The HDX brand can be found at Home Depot. I believe thatís where I purchased the two I have now.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-20-i...DXRM/204357154

Also, I had the type that was posted above. The portion that holds the bristles is made from what Iíll call twisted metal coat hangers. It bent and was thrown away. After the fact it should have never been purchased because of having the metal material holding the bristles.
Currently I do the move the car method. But my laziness is overwhelming sometimes and I hate to get in the car all sweaty and dirty
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:51 AM   #6
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https://www.autogeek.net/ezdebrfca.html
This is what I use on my SS split spoke wheels. Works fantastic.
I use this one too. Works great
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Old 07-31-2021, 12:35 PM   #7
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Pro detailer here.

I use several tools for spoke wheels:

Wheel woolies, power wheel woolie, microfiber glove, Viking metal free wheel stick and the Atlasta brush. All of these are easily found on Amazon or Autogeek.
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:24 AM   #8
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I've been using these and they work great. The smaller one can even squeeze between the 1LE calipers and wheels

https://www.chemicalguys.com/rimpaca...%20Suggestions
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Old 08-05-2021, 12:31 PM   #9
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For most of the outer rim, spokes, caliper, and front end grillework: Chemical Guys Gerbil Brush.

https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys.../dp/B00BJCHX8K


For the wheel barrels, wheel woolies. Handles are long enough to get around even the big ZL1 calipers without having to move the car.

https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Beasleys-C.../dp/B008S0MO2G


For the lug nuts and easy-to-access-through-spokes parts of the calipers, the CG detail brush:

https://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Guys.../dp/B00N8RI67Q


Fran - the above should make light work of your wheels, as you have nice open spokes.
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Old 09-06-2021, 09:01 PM   #10
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I like the speed master brushes. They have a large and small and the small should get in there.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:52 PM   #11
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https://www.autogeek.net/ezdebrfca.html
This is what I use on my SS split spoke wheels. Works fantastic.
This looks like a knockoff of the speed master product. But works for me.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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