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Cleaning up brake dust on Enkei 18"s

I have some Enkei 18" wheels and just wondering what I can do to clean them up? There may be curb rash and they're dirty, but I traded my factory wheels and tires for these plus $200, I spent $300 on a pair of Kumho Ecstas mounted, so I thought it was fair. There's some brake dust on the metal rim, not visible until you're close, so I'd like it to be nicer to look at. Not sure what would be the best to use, with the curb rash, at this point I can't ruin them.


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Hi Ben'
hope all is well with you. Sorry to see your current ride, anyway. I was using this (Mothers® Aluminum Wheel Cleaner) for a while and it is great, just a lil pricey in the local stores.
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I'm just spitballin' ideas, but how would brake cleaner work?

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Hey Ben,

I would just sand them down and re paint them or get them powder coated.

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If the wheels are in good shape regular wheel cleaner should work well. A soft bristle brush will make the job easier. Once they're nice and clean, use a quality wax to protect them.

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I have a friend that has a sand blaster and paint gun. Could do that later. Thought about the Magic Eraser, but ya, maybe a scouring pad and some Mothers Mag polish. I wanna polish my Judge to a chrome shine sometime too. Need Mag polish for it.

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Try some simple green citrus and a scrub brush.
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