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    Question What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    Hello - I just received my WORK CR2P wheels. The barrels are anodized polished aluminum with clear coat. I believe I remember seeing one of the Meguiar's wheel cleaners that is ok to be used on Anodized wheels.

    This is the message I received from WORK on their wheels:

    * Do not use chemicals that include abrasive compounds, strong acids or high alkaline content. To select the right cleaning products, please read their product labels and instruction carefully.

    Anyone have a recommendation on what product is best? I want to be sure what I get is correct as I paid a small fortune for this wheel and tire setup.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    Meguiar's Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner is our least aggressive wheel cleaner and would be our recommendation to match the manufacturer's recommendations. Be sure to use this product during washing, following directions, and applying to one wheel at a time from start to finish, when the wheel are cool, and not hot from driving.

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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Winn View Post
    Meguiar's Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner is our least aggressive wheel cleaner and would be our recommendation to match the manufacturer's recommendations. Be sure to use this product during washing, following directions, and applying to one wheel at a time from start to finish, when the wheel are cool, and not hot from driving.

    Meguiar's Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner
    Thanks, Nicholas. Appreciate the prompt reply. I will be buying this today.

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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    After you initially clean the wheels, seal them and all you need is soap and water until you need to give the wheels a deep clean again. D156 or Ultimate Quik Wax after every wash is a good way to keep some protection on the wheels. It's quick and works well. You can always put down a longer lasting product like NXT, ultimate wax or paint protect 365.

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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    After you initially clean the wheels, seal them and all you need is soap and water until you need to give the wheels a deep clean again. D156 or Ultimate Quik Wax after every wash is a good way to keep some protection on the wheels. It's quick and works well. You can always put down a longer lasting product like NXT, ultimate wax or paint protect 365.
    Thanks, Michael. Good point, too. I planned on getting them sealed with some NXT.

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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    My new car has those cheap "chrome clad" wheels. The wheels are aluminum, with a non detachable plastic cover, that is chrome plated. It looks like real chrome, maybe it is, but plated on to plastic, and somehow attached permanently to the rim. Probably will buy real wheels next spring, but in the meantime, I will be putting my winter wheels on soon, and I would like to clean up these "chrome clad" wheels before storage. Will hot Rims be okay as a cleaner or does Meguiar's recommend something else? Thanks.

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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    My new car has those cheap "chrome clad" wheels. The wheels are aluminum, with a non detachable plastic cover, that is chrome plated. It looks like real chrome, maybe it is, but plated on to plastic, and somehow attached permanently to the rim. Probably will buy real wheels next spring, but in the meantime, I will be putting my winter wheels on soon, and I would like to clean up these "chrome clad" wheels before storage. Will hot Rims be okay as a cleaner or does Meguiar's recommend something else? Thanks.
    Meguiar's Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner would be our recommendation for chrome clad wheels.
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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Winn View Post
    Meguiar's Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner would be our recommendation for chrome clad wheels.
    Thanks. Picked up some today. Did a test this evening and works nice. Will do the full wheels when they are off the car, inside and on a bench. (easier)

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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    The Hot Rims Aluminum wheels cleaner did a perfect job! Thanks for the recommendation.

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    Re: What Wheel Cleaner for Anodized Polished Wheels

    Great! Thanks for letting us know.
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