Cleaning the wheels on a BMW with OEM brake pads can be a tedious part of your detailing schedule, but it doesn’t have to be. Finding the right wheel cleaner and technique is the best way to cut down on time spent cleaning brake dust out of every nook and curve of those expensive factory wheels. Today I’ll discuss the Sonax Full Effect wheel cleaner and how I found it for cleaning BBS wheels on a BMW.
Choosing a tire for your car can actually be a lot of work, with so many options and price ranges to consider. Will you take the car to a shop and let them handle it, or will you order online first and take your car to a trusted tire installer?
Auto detailing has been a hobby of mine for the last 13 years, since purchasing my first car in 2003. That car was a Zinnoberrot E30 sedan, which was a true diamond in the rough. My dad convinced me that the dry, faded looking paint was nothing to be concerned about. “It will come right back with polish”, he said. After discovering how paint polish applied by hand brought the paint back to a rich glossy shine, I was hooked on that process of transformation.
Two of the most useful automotive tools I’ve ever purchased are an air compressor and an impact wrench. Admittedly, I spent years working on various BMW projects with nothing more than a few breaker bars-and in those really tough situations- extra help from a strong friend. Maybe that was out of stubbornness to spend the money on such expensive tools.