2009-04-04

Elbow grease and S100

I can't believe that I finally am mostly done paying for the sins of my ignorance and negligence! Not knowing that performance brake dust will cake on the wheels into a dull black coat that won't wash off with soap and a brush, I left it on for over six weeks. And discovered for myself what a bitch it is to get the wheels clean and shiny again.

Now, after three separate and quite determined applications of S100 wheel cleaner plus about a pound of elbow grease, the wheels are finally sparkling clean! Mostly, that is. There are still a number of tiny specs of black on them in hard-to-reach spots, but I did not have the patience to deal with them today.

Now the goal is not to let this sort of thing happen again, and to rinse them off regularly, particularly after a rain.