Okay so a couple years back i did a write up on how to clean wheels, here is another one with most of the same products, however I switched up a few things.
Here is the set up, I have had the STI now for over 3000 miles and unfortunately I have had no time to give it even a proper wash, actually I haven't washed it yet. The day I figured I had some time it got just too hot to finish it. (98 degrees!) Anyway here is a teaser. I got started on the wheels and after 3000 miles of caked on brake dust I decided to go all out! By this I mean wheels were off the car, wheel
wells were cleaned and dressed, brakes were polished and waxed. Products used: Uber Wheel Kit Menzerna PO85RD Sears Jack 19mm Socket Ratchet Torque Wrench Cam Spray Pressure Washer
Now to the pictures: Before shots of the wheels.
Before Brakes and Wheel
Wells. (reference left side, forgot to take all the complete shots, both sides were pretty dirty) Wheel
being pulled off using ratchet and jack. Wheel
off the car.
Back P21S Gel
on the wheels, I let it dwell while I cleaned the wheel
wells and brakes Back of the wheel
Front of the wheel
What it looks like after P21S
sits for a while, the P21S Wheel Gel
is pretty thick.
Cleaned both the front side and the back side with the Uber Boar's Hair Wheel Brush, The Uber Spoke Brush, and the Swissvax Wheel Brush
, each one helped with the process of cleaning all that brake dust and dirt off the wheels.
After I applied Swissvax Autobahn
Results from all that hard work on the wheels.
Now that the wheels were done...on to the wheel
wells. P21S Total Auto Wash
was used to cut the dirt and grime off the wheel
wells as well as the suspension bits, and brake calipers. Brushes
were used to help clean up the wheel
After everything was rinsed and cleaned up, I moved on to polishing the brake calipers with Menzerna PO85RD
after I put a nice coat of Swissvax Autobahn
on them to give them a nice shine and protection.
Caliper After Polish
and before Autobahn
Applying the SV Autobahn
Removing the SV Autobahn Adam's Undercarriage Spray
was applied to bring back a nice new look to the wheel
well covers (note I did wipe down any access to prevent a oily greasy look, I was going for a matte finish)
After of the wheel
back on the car (less the tire dressing)