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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2017, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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I was at the auto parts store today and was looking for a spray on Wheel Cleaner. Not really sure what the difference's were. I picked up a few that said specifically not for use on Motorcycle wheels. What's everyone using on your aluminum wheels?

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you don't say it you have polished wheels or painted wheel.
Most polished wheels have a clear coat on them so you're not going to get them to shine more. Painted wheel just use wax.

The reason they say don't use on MC is because if it gets on the tire you'll have a slick slippery spot and could crash

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I took my bike for a wash one time and they used some spray. I felt the tires slipping until I wore it off and that was all it took for me to never do such a thing again.

Soap and water for me but I hate trying to clean the rear tire on a Vision so they don't always gets done.

When I had a chrome set of wheels I would use chrome cleaner occasionally but nothing more.

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I use Meguiars Hot Rims Tire and Wheel Cleaner. Spray on, what a minute, wipe off, then soap and water.

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Best I've ever seen is a German company. Sonax. Spray on, watch it change color and spray off. Looks like you spent hours on the rims.

Using it for a long time on my BMW, Jag, Benz cars and bikes.

Tad expensive but great and no residue on the rubber.

https://www.amazon.com/Sonax-230200-.../dp/B003UT3S6Q

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Honda or Original Spray and Polish work amazing well on my CCT. From the wheels to the paint work, chrome windshield and everything in between. No muss, no fuss, readily available, inexpensive and it works great.
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