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Was wondering if there were any specific recommendations you guys can give on some cleaning brushes! Mostly gonna use it for properly cleaning my wheels and maybe the grille as well! I usually end up having some kind of water spot or leaving some residue of whatever cleaning product I use(wax or some kind of polish)!

From my research, I see the daytona bendable wheel brush would be good! Saw also that using a cheap leaf blower could help dry things easily but just saw that on one vid so not sure about that! Need some brushes for cleaning those hard to reach places like in between the grille and lug nuts as well!

Your recommendations are greatly appreciated! :D
 

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I just got a new set of Mother's brushes recently. Thought they would be small ones but they're more for dash work, next to the seats, etc. The Mother's wheel brush is excellent. It could be shaped better (like the foam sphere things) but it is gentle to finished wheels, has rubber bumpers where it should, and appears to shed dirt and grime easily. Amazon reviews are pretty favorable and it's cheap:

Mothers Wheel Brush : Amazon.com : Automotive

The only drawback I can think of is that it's not great for hard grime, baked on mud, whatever, because the bristles are very soft. It's mainly a brake dust remover. The sponge ball thing is probably more appropriate for harder stuff.
 

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Hmmm...i think the face would be easy though! Its the back part where the calipers, rotor hats, and back of the wheels are that are hard to clean and reach!

I also these small brushes they use for the lug nut area! There boars hair or something! :confused:

Do you use any specific cleaning chemicals to easily clean brake dust or any hard to clean stuff inside the wheel barrel? So far ive used the meguiar all purpose wheel cleaner!
 

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You can wax and claybar finished wheels (clearcoated, epoxy coated or whatever is used) to keep them from collecting brake dust. You can also switch to aftermarket pads if they're available. But for cleaning nooks and crannies, Mother's makes another set of detailing brushes that are also gentle. I got them as well but haven't tried them yet.


These are much bigger than they look. I was thinking slightly large toothbrushes but they are alot bigger. Should be able to get you into those caliper areas easily through the holes.

I think Meguiar's makes some kind of wheel protectant that keeps brake dust from sticking to finishes. Meguiars Hot Rims Brake Dust Barrier, wheel protectant, wheel wax
Can't vouch for it but I think it's just a quick dry spray wax, and if it works like it says, it should just take a quick shot of water to rinse off brake dust and road grime from a coated wheel.

><edit: If you can, get your hands on these at Autozone or wherever they have lots of Mother's and Meguiar's stuff. The brush size is key here and you kinda need to see them in person. I think the big brush I linked to earlier gets pretty deep, if you can shove it through gaps in the rims, but the detailer brushes will definitely get back there.
 

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Nice nice! Ill look into those!

Just saw this video as well! Seems like a good set! :D

 

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Yea! Definitely quite intensive for cleaning a set of wheels for DD! I'll probably get 2 or 3 of those brushes only! The bendable one for those hard to reach areas and the one that looks like a painting brush for my lugs at the very least! It'll be helpful once I get aftermarket wheels!

Thanks for the link! I'll check it out! :D
 

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for brushes for cleaning OEM wheels I would recommend any kind of speedy brush or brush that looks like this.


That is the EZ detail brush

For high end rims I would recommend these

Wheel whoolies

For general detailing brushes for cleaning the interior or trim I like to use makeup brushes for dusting and any general detailing brushes for cleaning. soft paint brushes work too.

natural animal hair brushes are a higher end option

The RaceGlaze brush set is a decent priced set for general use brushes.
 

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The wheel whoolies are a must have for doing wheels. The EZ detail brush is great when you have to get behind brake calipers that are very close to the rim. I wouldn't say that cleaning your wheels that well is too much for a daily driver. It takes an extra 20 minutes to do the wheels like that, maybe longer if you have left dirt collect in the rims for more than a 3 or 4 months. Some all purpose cleaner, degreaser and maybe an iron remover (Sonax wheel cleaner or IronX) along with some elbow grease goes a long ways.

With the wheels being cleaned from the inside they will look even better, gives more contrast. To do a good job on cleaning the car, it does take time. I am maybe one of the few who looks forward to being able to wash my vehicles.

If you keep up on the cleaning, it's pretty easy and won't take you very long. If it's rarely cleaned and only get a good cleaning once a year then I can see why people hate it because it's a lot of work.
 
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