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After washing the car I take the left over car wash soap and use my wheel face brush. Works great, no scratching what so ever and the bristles get down in the little slots.

http://www.meguiars.com/?wheel-tire-bru ... Face-Brush

For the tires they make a specific tire cleaner now which you should be able to find (I use their in bulk all purpose cleaner), and scrub with this brush:

http://www.meguiars.com/?wheel-tire-bru ... Tire-Brush

The bristles around the edge are soft so if you hit the wheel it won't scratch them.

The Insight wheels are clear coated from the factory so most wheel cleaners should be ok on them except some chrome only cleaners which car caustic either being acidic or usually extremely base. The safest thing for any wheel is to use ph balanced car wash soap and a nice soft brush to release any dirt. Too strong of a soap or cleaner can over time kill the clear coat.

If you really want to get nuts like me a Mr.Clean magic eraser works well to remove the brake dust from the back of the wheel.
 

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If your going to order the wheel and tire brush I would suggest getting the wash brush as well. I've been using their wide one for almost a year now and it's been great. Imagine being able to wash your car and not get your hand wet. I would imagine that would be a big thing for the winter in MA.


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