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i have a black z51 with factory black rims, we all know that after even one ride we accumulate a fair amount of brake dust, so after each ride I take a feather duster and dust the break dust off, I do it after each ride and i have found that i can keep the dust down, nothing substutes washing them but it lets me keep them relatively clean between washes.....
 

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Hello Pebblebeach888:

It has been suggested over the past year that a Swiffer works really well and is small enough that it fits in the cargo net in the rear. No need to wash or clean the swiffer, just throw it out and install and fresh one. They reach into the back of the wheel and are good for doing the claipers as well. I have been doing this for the past 4 months and every second day the wheels get swiffered and it keeps them looking good between washes. The Chrome wheels are only chrome on the front side and in the back they are a machined aluminium which is hard to keep clean. The painted wheels are the easiest and nicest to clean. It fits really well between the Z51 spokes as well.

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I agree swiffers work well but every 3-4 months you need a "deep clean" as mettsllic brake dust can Be virtually invisible, esp in the crannies and pockets on the wheel you can't get at. Sonax wheel cleaner is about the best as it dissolves metal filings....then put on two coats of a polymer like nu finish from the auto parts store and the swiffers will continue to work great. The true test of car fiinish maintenance is not what a new car looks like, its the 4 year anniversary of the car thst shows how its been maintained.....
 

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much better than a normal feather duster thanks
 

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For the painted wheels, I use a detail spray and microfiber towel. To get deep into the wheel, I reach in with my small hands, but to really detail it, like for a show, I sometimes have to put in on the lift.
 

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Power washer works well too
 

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I've occasionally used a microfiber towel and detail spray too in between washings. Learned the hard way you really want to throw on a disposable glove too, or your hands will be black as coal when you're done! Glen, I have not been using a Swiffer because of your other posts saying the dust will create scratches over time due to the lack of a lubricant (detail spray, water, etc). Have your thoughts changed on this?
 

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I've occasionally used a microfiber towel and detail spray too in between washings. Learned the hard way you really want to throw on a disposable glove too, or your hands will be black as coal when you're done! Glen, I have not been using a Swiffer because of your other posts saying the dust will create scratches over time due to the lack of a lubricant (detail spray, water, etc). Have your thoughts changed on this?
Not really, if there is significsnt brske dust a swiffer will scratch. If you use it every time while the dust is not embedded, your ok....but it is needed every time. I personally will always douse in rinseless begore toweling.....
 

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I ordered a bottle of Optimum 32 oz, Amazon 17 bucks. Good for 32 gallons of wash!
 

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I ordered a bottle of Optimum 32 oz, Amazon 17 bucks. Good for 32 gallons of wash!

Remember 2 oz in a windex bottle with water is the best cleaner for spot cleanings like bird poop, keep it and a towel in the cubby.
 

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Roger. A lot cheaper than the Quick Detailer.
 

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Excellent!
 

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The greater the protection on the wheels, the easier it'll be to keep them nice and clean. CarPro Hydro2 is the perfect product for quick/sustainable protection on wheels. Next time you thoroughly clean them (water/soap/wheel cleaner) give them a quick mist of Hydro2 and a rinse, super easy to clean/maintain thereafter.

-Kody-
 
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