Can anyone please tell me what to use to clean/wash/ shine wooden rims. I am sure there is more then 1 way or product.
Thank you in advance
Rims are steel - wheels can be wooden.
I just use whatever my wife has for the kitchen cabinets.
Murphys oil soap
Depends on the finish
I didnt know depends would shine them up
You can use any car wash soap from the auto parts store on varnished wood spokes and felloes. It's a neutral surfactant so it won't hurt anything.
If there is any grease or oil on the varnish, you can use mineral spirits or paint thinner to remove it before washing with soap and water. Mineral spirits/paint thinner will not hurt the varnish.
PS: you can also also apply and buff non-abrasive car wax over the varnish when you are done cleaning.
Yep, you can do that with them, just don't wear them before you do the wheels.
Murphy's oil soap works well, but you better get it rinsed thoroughly, or the next application of just about anything won't adhere! Remember, you actually are cleaning with a bit of oil. You'd have to wipe everything down with a solvent such as good ol' lacquer thinner first or acetone to clean any Murphy's residue off the wood for the next coat of varnish or paint to stick.
OK, Paul, what are we talking about here, wheel rims (steel), wooden fellows, or steering wheel rims?
A friend of mine that works with a large private collection of cars, buys WD40 by the case. Says cleaning wood wheels is the best use he ever found for the stuff.
Thank you everyone.
Cleaning the WOOD spokes on the wheel is what I am asking about. Again
Thanks to all the good advice
Paul...another thought on cleaning wood spokes...believe it or not...WINDEX!! Yep. Seriously.
A couple coats of gloss black paint will shine them up.
I have a '13 with original wood spokes. They are still as tight as when they were new. The problem is, a former owner varnished the spokes and felloes around 1950. They haven't been kept up since, and as a result a lot of the pulp from the wood has dried up. I recently painted them dark blue, and I even used Kwik Poly to fill some of the grain, they still don't look good to me. I guess somewhere down the line I'll have to get them re-spoked, but if this this former owner would have left them alone, they would still be perfect today!