Cadillac Owners Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
1990 Brougham
Joined
·
105 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I bought a product called Eagle 1 Wire Wheel and Chrome cleaner. Its not too bad, so heres a short review.

These the before pictures....



It sprays on foamy, and you let it sit for about a minute. If the wheel is really trashed, scrub at it just a bit. Using a strong jet of water, blast away the filth....


Ive found a brillo pad to be the perfect thing for whitewalls.


Still wet, and in need of more scrubbing or a second treatment, but you can see the difference.


Its been raining for a week and a half, and she really needed a quick wash while the sun was still out. Still looks dirty to me up close, but then again I am the most anal person on the face of the earth when it comes to keeping my car clean. Im using Simple Green car soap, and Im pretty disappointed. Anyone have something real strong that they use? My car desperately needs to get waxed.... a friend of mine compounds the undersides of boats and hes gonna use his buffer and a good wax to bring back a bit of shine to whats left of my clear coat in exchange for me detailing his cars interior.

Looks better than it did anyway....
 

·
Registered
1979 Phaeton Coupe, 1990 Brougham d'Elegance 5.7 liter
Joined
·
4,416 Posts
Caddy looks good. That wheel cleaner is great isn't it? That stuff has been my lifeline since 2006. Best combo is eagle one + a toothbrush. You eventually get a system down, I can do a wheel in about three minutes.

I didn't know simple green made a car soap. I use this Meguiar's high foaming stuff in the purple bottle, I think it works good.

Ben
 

·
Registered
1989 Brougham d'Elegance, 1985 Fleetwood Brougham *Coupe*
Joined
·
4,256 Posts
I wish I found that stuff before I replaced my wire wheels. I got tired of taking them off every week and scrubbing them with a tooth brush.

I replaced them with hubcaps from a '76 Seville because they're easier to clean (and they add a vintage look to the ride).

 

·
Registered
1990 Brougham
Joined
·
105 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
So ya found the brillo pad trick huh? Haha, blindingly white aren't they?
i learned that when i was working as a limo detailer. i love white walls, a cadillac just looks like its missing something without them. and mom has absoutley no idea why shes alwyase out of brillo pads.

so anyone else got any cheap detailing techniques?
 

·
Registered
1989 Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance|2018 Chevy Colorado Z71
Joined
·
6,421 Posts
i learned that when i was working as a limo detailer. i love white walls, a cadillac just looks like its missing something without them. and mom has absoutley no idea why shes alwyase out of brillo pads.

so anyone else got any cheap detailing techniques?
Hahahha, my mom says the same shit. My dad used to complain for her until he got his Buick with white walls. Now the pads are disappearing twice as fast. Hahaha.

As for cheap detailing techniques? When you buy leather protectant, get something that's not in a spray bottle, but the squeeze kind. Pick a favorite, most are pretty good. The tip is to apply it with your hand instead of a cloth, why? Cloths absorb all the oils in the conditioner, your hand won't having oils of its own and will deposit some of that onto the seat as well. After all, leather is just skin, what better for treatment than skin oils, right?

By the way I'm gonna feel like an ass if you have valour seats......
 

·
Registered
Past: 95 Fleetwood, 91 Brougham. Now: 92 Lexus SC300
Joined
·
5,418 Posts
I'll have to pick up some of that wire wheel cleaner, soap and water just doesn't cut it in those impossible to reach places.
 

·
Registered
1990 Brougham
Joined
·
105 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
By the way I'm gonna feel like an ass if you have valour seats......
leather cleaner+fabric seats=(three weeks later)whats that smell?

aron9000, the $5 for the spray saves priceless amounts of sanity. :smilewide: i spent 2 hours with those ear cleaner things and a steel polish on one hubcap after taking it of the car, got brake dust all over my desk, my fingers hurt, and it still didnt look half as good as they look with the spray.
 

·
Registered
1990 350 Brougham (The cruiser), 1988 Mark VII LSC (The DD)
Joined
·
5,545 Posts
I use a scrub brush and some concentrated Simple Green to get my white walls clean. It works just dandy.

I have also become a huge fan of chrome polish while owning my cars. I have some nice cream like stuff that works great. It takes a little while but when you are done and you polish the chrome up with a soft cloth it makes all the difference.
 

·
Auto Enthusiast
1992 Eldorado Touring
Joined
·
3,688 Posts
The Eagle one spray works great! I still have some left b/c I buy a Brougham every now & then with wire wheels or the wire caps.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top