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I've seen this asked multiple times, on meguiars forums, autogeek, etc. And there are even extra charges at detailing shops for something easy as cleaning wheel wells. Some of you may give a single **** about wheel wells, but it actually makes **** of a difference when look at it from the side or the wheels are turned, or even during a photoshoot of the car.

Products used
- Sponge
- Towel
- Windex or soap
- Microfiber applicator pad
- Meguiar's Gold Class Endurance Tire Gel (unless you have some other plastic protectant to restore the black new look)

Time spend
8 minutes a side

Instructions
1. Spray Windex on the wheel well plastics
2. Get a sponge and start rubbing until you got most of the dirt off
3. Get a towel and get inside small curves to clean the dirt out
4. Spray Windex once again flip the towel around and just try to dry it off now
5. Get a microfiber applicator pad and Tire gel if you have any, and put a small swirl of the gel on the pad and start working it in on the plastics. (do not apply too wet make sure its spread nicely)
6. That was simple enjoy the new look :)


Yes i know my wheel has curb rash previous owner did some damage to the driver front wheel, i don't know how but oh well. But im looking to get them fixed this summer. Oh and yes my wheels have been fully cleaned out :)

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Now there are hundreds of other ways to do it, but this is just my way of doing that i think it provides excellent results.
 

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I wash the heck out of my wells from time to time. I've never even thought of Windex. Curious as to how well it repels dirt and dust.
 

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Problem with tire gel is that it attracts dirt. I use that method to clean up for meets but a week later they are always back to gray/black. At ten years old, I think I need to clean and then paint them on the spring detail list.
 

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Sometimes I get crazy enough to take off the wheels and really clean inside the wells.
 

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Problem with tire gel is that it attracts dirt. I use that method to clean up for meets but a week later they are always back to gray/black. At ten years old, I think I need to clean and then paint them on the spring detail list.
Plastidip them fools! :eek:
 

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Problem with tire gel is that it attracts dirt. I use that method to clean up for meets but a week later they are always back to gray/black. At ten years old, I think I need to clean and then paint them on the spring detail list.
Don't put it on too thick just get a nice even coat smooth so far my wheel wells still look great been 2 weeks! :)
 

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Thanks for sharing this method for wheel cleaning because its a common problem that water marks and the other stains on the wheels are hard to clean. specially on chromed wheels. I like your method of cleaning wheels.
 
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