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Old 06-09-2015   #31
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Re: Cleaning Multispoke Wheels

I like both. The second set definitely look better with a higher diameter.
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Re: Cleaning Multispoke Wheels

I was planning to do this anyway at some point but all the comments on this thread have spurred me on so today one by one all the wheels have been taken off and given a proper clean, scrub polish and a coat of wheel sealant !!
Quite pleased/relieved that they were all relatively unscathed after 3 and a bit years.





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Re: Cleaning Multispoke Wheels

The painted wheels that Fiat do are fairly well painted and don't seem to suffer from corrosion like some other brands seem to. Mine haven't really seen any huge amount of salt, but aside from a couple of very small kerbing marks, are still perfect.
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Re: Cleaning Multispoke Wheels

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Thanks!
Just ordered some via Amazon.

12.44 with free delivery.
Not exactly cheap, but I'll give it a go and report back to this with photographs of before, during and after.

Thanks again,
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First thing to use it - spray it liberally over the wheels and let it sit for about 4-5 minutes - not under the sun or hot wheels, let it do its job and then you'll start to see it "bleeding", in most of the times you don't even have to use a brush, but on really heavy dirt you can.
Wash the mist with your hose and see the differents.

Oh, and your'e not gonna like the smell :P
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Re: Cleaning Multispoke Wheels

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......... Oh, and your'e not gonna like the smell :P
Awful It catches the back of your throat!

Any road up, the bottle arrived from Amazon this afternoon and I set about having a go with it.

I did nothing to the wheels but sprayed the stuff on liberally on all four wheels and let it "bleed". I then sprayed the wheels with the hose.

I did nothing else. No effort, no scrubbing, no nothing. Just spraying.
I'll let my photographs show the difference. Suffice it to say, I am WELL impressed.

Regards and thanks,
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Re: Cleaning Multispoke Wheels

I love this product, cleans very well and made from a non-acid formula very friendly with the wheels (you also have the great Iron-X, awesome product).

Sometimes on very heavy dirt it will require another use but i can see the wheel is very clean after one
Now just keep them clean, wash them every 1-2 weeks with regular car soap and a microfiber / shammy, you can even use some wax on them to help it keep it clean and repel some dirt.
These products are good to use for once in a few months, or after a long time not cleaning the rims
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Re: Cleaning Multispoke Wheels

Just resurrected this thread.

It occurred to me the other day when in town, that I could go into a Pound Shop and see if they do lavatory brushes. It seemed to me that paying a quid for a small stiff round brush would be a good idea for cleaning alloy wheels.

I must say, that the idea actually works. The cost of brushes specifically for your pride and joy is rather high, but a quid for a loo brush is brilliant value.

................ and it works!

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Re: Cleaning Multispoke Wheels

Hi, I use some stuff called One Minute Wheels to clean mine, followed by either Autoglym Super Resin Polish or Muc-Off Motorcycle Protection Spray ( about 8 a can from Halfords ) depending on season.
Sadly, the wheels on my wife's 500C have suffered a few kerbings so I'd be glad if anyone on here who's in the Leeds-York-Harrogate area can recommend a re-finisher (although I've just bought her a cute red Panda as a run-around.......13" steels )
I've used the Muc-Off spray on all sorts of cars and bikes over the years, it's a great product.

Her wheels.....scabby, my ex wheels.....immaculate, and the cute new panda
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Autosmart Smart Wheels Cleaner as it will last you for ages, as you dilute it before using it. Spray on and then use a small brush to get into the edges and bolt holes, and then wash off with a car washing product. To help with keeping the wheels cleaner for longer, use a spray quick wax sprayed onto a microfibre cloth to give them a nice finish.

Hopefully this helps 😎
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