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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Pain to clean these wheels!! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I love them but out of all the cars I've had, including the STS V, these wheels with all those ...
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    Pain to clean these wheels!!

    I love them but out of all the cars I've had, including the STS V,
    these wheels with all those angles are hard to clean!!!

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    I am not fortunate enough yet to own a CTS-V so that I may complain about cleaning the wheels, but I have heard that the new powerball attachment that just came out will do wonders for cleaning & polishing complex configured wheels. Don't remember whose product that it is though. Maybe Mother's or Maguierer's? Autopia car detailing site might be of some use here. HTH

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    Yes, they are tough to clean. Worst I've ever had. Still love the car though.

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    OMG they are tough to clean. I love the way they look, though!

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    Is there a difference in effort needed between polished and painted wheels? What wheels do you guys have?

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    Just get them coated black and even when they get dirty they look badass

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    FWIW, a coat or 2 of good polish and / or wax will generally help keep the rims clean longer and make them easier to wipe down to remove the brake dust.

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    any kind of teflon based wax helps ALOT

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    I picked up my car new with 4 miles on it.
    I made myself a promise that I would keep it looking like this!
    All those nooks and crannies and such a bitch on these! lol.

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    My V2 has painted wheels. I purchased a non acid wheel cleaner, "P & S Brake Duster", and a wheel cleaning tool that has a long handle and a tapered nylon brush at one end. I spray the cleaner onto the wheel, then use the brush to scrub. The 18" long "E-Z Detail" brush allows me to reach through the wheel spokes from the outside and completely through to the inside of the wheel, there-by cleaning the entire wheel surface. I then wash off all dust, grit and grime with a hose. Takes about 5 minutes to clean ALL 4 WHEELS. Wheels look like new after cleaning. Very, very easy to clean. I hate a dirty car, especially black dusty wheels. I love this car enough to keep it in a pristine condition at all times. I will never allow my wife to drive my car (smile). I purchased all materials from a local Auto Boutique that specializes in sales to owners of High End European Auto's. And, by-the-way, many of those that hangout at the shop, a gathering place for auto enthusiasts, are really impressed with our car. Most want to know how I am going to improve on an already high performance machine. The BMW, Porsche and Ferrari guys are complimentary and sharing. The Merc guys are stand-off-ish and arrogant---funny that!!

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    Oh believe me I have all those brushes!
    Lol
    It's still a pain!

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    I am waiting on Hawk to release pads for the 09 V that has better braking and way less dust than the OEM pads.

    SG

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    Electric pressure washer from homedepot or lowes and a to z wheel cleaner by Eagle. You do not even need to touch your wheels. Then spray on the new Eagle one that keeps the wheels cleaner longer.

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    Isn't there some scrubbing cone you can attach to drill to make cleaning easier?

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    Re: Pain to clean these wheels!!

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Eight View Post
    Isn't there some scrubbing cone you can attach to drill to make cleaning easier?
    yea..mother's powerball or something

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