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    Default I used SCRUBBING BUBBLES bathroom cleaner on my rims...

    A guy I work with told me to try it, WOW, they look amazing. In the ingredients, it shows 99.78% inert ingredients, and .11% ammonium chlorides, and .11% dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides.

    I dont know what this stuff is, but it shined my rims up real good, and with a fresh lemony sent too


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    I use it in the shower...those scrubbing bubbles give a tingle all over my body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Mtn Man
    I use it in the shower...those scrubbing bubbles give a tingle all over my body.
    That may actually be that new vibrating loofa brush giving you that feeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Mtn Man
    I use it in the shower...those scrubbing bubbles give a tingle all over my body.
    That may actually be that new vibrating loofa brush giving you that feeling

    I have a shower massage too

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    [quote=Black Mtn Man]
    Quote Originally Posted by monty
    Quote Originally Posted by "Black Mtn Man":2uz50pnk
    I use it in the shower...those scrubbing bubbles give a tingle all over my body.
    That may actually be that new vibrating loofa brush giving you that feeling

    I have a shower massage too [/quote:2uz50pnk]

    Oh the insanity of it all, will it never end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Mtn Man
    I use it in the shower...those scrubbing bubbles give a tingle all over my body.
    Do you mix yours with KY, also? It works much better that way.



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    Disclaimer:

    I'm drinking margaritas, so overlook any lewd comments that I may make in the next few hours.



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    Default Re: I used SCRUBBING BUBBLES bathroom cleaner on my rims...

    Quote Originally Posted by cubcake1
    A guy I work with told me to try it, WOW, they look amazing. In the ingredients, it shows 99.78% inert ingredients, and .11% ammonium chlorides, and .11% dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides.

    I dont know what this stuff is, but it shined my rims up real good, and with a fresh lemony sent too
    Sounds like a winner to me.Did you have to scrub it or just spray on rinse off.Only thing i'd be concerned about is leaving some residue on the aluminum that could tarnish or damage it.
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    I just sprayed it on and wiped it right off. I just one side on the front and a spot on the back. Im going to do the whole thing tomarrow. It made it shine in a way I didnt think they were able to shine, considering its not polished. It got rid of the water spots and just left a clean shine. Very nice indeed.


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    ammonium chlorides works in the short run but will damage the rims in the long run .. Any type of ammonia based product will cause damage to aluminium.. Only use petrolem based products when cleaning aluminium. Learned this quite a while ago on my trailer wheels.. At 650 a pop and with 10 of them on my tractor and trailer, it can be an expensive learning tool..

    Ask any person that buff's or finishes aluminium out for a living.. There is a place in Florence SC that does aluminium, I think the name is prime-cut.. They cut and polish aluminium and stainless steel..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breezy
    ammonium chlorides works in the short run but will damage the rims in the long run .. Any type of ammonia based product will cause damage to aluminium.. Only use petrolem based products when cleaning aluminium. Learned this quite a while ago on my trailer wheels.. At 650 a pop and with 10 of them on my tractor and trailer, it can be an expensive learning tool..

    Ask any person that buff's or finishes aluminium out for a living.. There is a place in Florence SC that does aluminium, I think the name is prime-cut.. They cut and polish aluminium and stainless steel..

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    Darn! I was looking so forward to the fresh, lemony scent!

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    Yup, it is an acid, and i would imagine long term use could cause some damage. Would be nice to find a cleaner that does as well that is not harmful in the long term, AND has a lemony fresh scent.


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    Use jewlers rouge, .. Brings out the rims real nice --- Wax on wax off young grasshopper ---

    Then you could always hang one of those lemon scented pine tree thingies on the rim afterwards..



    BTW, Jewelrs Rouge can be had at almost any truckstop..

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    Found some online at a detailers website

    http://www.topoftheline.com/jewrougbufwh.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildabouthorses
    Found some online at a detailers website

    http://www.topoftheline.com/jewrougbufwh.html
    Stuff I use is liquid.. Much easier to use than the bars and machine buffing.. I only machine buff if the stuff is real bad, but the liquid is good for light to moderate cleaning and buffing..


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    Quote Originally Posted by cubcake1
    Yup, it is an acid, and i would imagine long term use could cause some damage. Would be nice to find a cleaner that does as well that is not harmful in the long term, AND has a lemony fresh scent.
    lemon pledge works great!
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    I am still going to use it on my rims. Im doing a test on a piece of aluminum and an old bicycle tire on a chrome rim. Im spraying them and not wiping it off to see how long it takes to see ill effects. The stuff gets sprayed in tubs and other bathroom fixtures and seems not to bother them. So Id have to say I woulndt tell others to use it cause I dont know what will happen long term, but my guess is nothing will happen.


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    Tubs and other bathroom fixtures aren't aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast
    Mothers and the powerball
    I guess you could win the powerball lottery and buy some chrome rims.
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    What would it do to the spoked rims?

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    My buddy has spoked rims and it is what he uses. You can see the brake dust and dirt flow away. The stuff is amazing, again its not made for rims, and maybe for a reason, but Im using it. I will probably use it once a month or so durring the heavy cleaning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast
    Mothers and the powerball
    What do you use to cover the rotors so you don't polish your brakes??
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    I think Scrubbing Bubbles was meant to be rinsed off. It works very well on quite a few household and garage items. But it is normally rinsed off with plain water, which should remove any of the acid I would think.

    I never really detailed my cast wheels until this year, and I have an 02 1800 Retro. I spent a few hours and a few beers cleaning my wheels this year. I had some stains and used a green kitchen scrub pad and Soft Scrub to clean them up really good.... then I used a Brillo pad to smooth em up a bit, and finally I used White Diamond metal polish. The process made the wheels look better than new. BUT, I think that Scrubbing Bubbles a good fresh water rinse and then some White Diamond polish will do great too. The key is rinsing.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubcake1
    I am still going to use it on my rims. Im doing a test on a piece of aluminum and an old bicycle tire on a chrome rim. Im spraying them and not wiping it off to see how long it takes to see ill effects. The stuff gets sprayed in tubs and other bathroom fixtures and seems not to bother them. So Id have to say I woulndt tell others to use it cause I dont know what will happen long term, but my guess is nothing will happen.
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    Designed to remove oxidation growth and stains and restore a lustrous appearance to bare aluminum. Use sparingly, a little bit goes a long way.



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    I still want to know how he got the bike in the tub ?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuship
    I still want to know how he got the bike in the tub ?????

    I almost pisse*d myself on that one. I am laughing so hard I can hardly type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuship
    I still want to know how he got the bike in the tub ?????
    I can hardly keep the dog in the tub for a bath, let alone the X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast
    Mothers and the powerball
    Yeah, what he said....that new Mothers Powerball and the Mothers Billet Polish is da chit!! I still can't figure out how he got his X into the tub...my wife gets pissed if she even comes into the neighborhood!!!

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    Default aluminum wheels

    Are the wheels on our "C" coated?
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