Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: st. paul park, mn
Well, I was thinking about putting out my own line of wheel cleaner but for my fellow LH brothers I will give it for free. The recipe consists of equal parts baking soda, borax, and washing soda. The washing soda comes in bar form so you have to shred it with a cheese shredder. The secret ingredient is lemon juice. Wait until you are ready to clean your rims to add the lemon extract as it interacts with the baking soda to cause a fizzing reaction. Enough water also needs to be added to get the correct pasty consistency. Dab it on your rims liberally and wait ten to twenty minutes to scrub. I used a sponge with the dark green scrub pad on it. You will still need to use some elbow grease but what do you expect!
And yes, it worked very well on the brake dust both fresh and baked on.
If you have chrome rims, I would be a bit cautious as the borax is somewhat abrassive.
I used a half cup of each ingredient and about 6 ounces of lemon juice and that maded enough for one application.