View Full Version : Tips On wheel Cleaning

15-06-2008, 08:38 PM
Hi Guys,

I thought I'd just mention an issue I've had cleaning my wheels. When cleaning them, I like to get a sponge right inside the wheel, which is easily done on the 19" rim. However, I must warn you that the alloy cowl that surrounds the back of the brake disc is razor sharp, as i found out with a deep cut to my finger.

I cured this problem by removing the front wheels, and then using wet and dry sand paper sanding the edge of the cowl, removing all sharp edges. As this part is made of alloy, I thought to myself I could "bling" these up a little bit. So out came my tin of G3 rubbing compound and I began spending 15/20 minutes polishing up the cowls.

They now look the dogs dangly's :biglaugh:

Whilst the wheels were off, they were polished with an Autoglym resin and then sealed with Autoglym paint sealant. This will make the wheels a hell of alot easier to clean in the future.

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/823506/1024/audi-a4-s-line/DSCN4185.jpg (http://www.picturepush.com/public/823506)

http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/823501/1024/audi-a4-s-line/DSCN4184.jpg (http://www.picturepush.com/public/823501)

http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/823490/1024/audi-a4-s-line/DSCN4186.jpg (http://www.picturepush.com/public/823490)

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/823517/1024/audi-a4-s-line/DSCN4188.jpg (http://www.picturepush.com/public/823517)

16-06-2008, 02:52 AM
Thanks for the warning and tip!

16-06-2008, 02:04 PM
The tip came to late for me, and my finger!

16-06-2008, 06:54 PM
I get the wife to do mine.:approve:

16-06-2008, 07:21 PM
I get the wife to do mine.:approve:

Hows she gonna cook your dinner with nine fingers :D

16-06-2008, 10:33 PM
NICE detail.

Get some Billberry to keep that nice and clean.