Luster Lace Luster Pad Metal Polish
Why you want it: This product contains a specially formulated cleaner/polish impregnated into the cloth. A 3-inch piece will polish alloy wheels, engine parts, bumpers, diamond plate, and many other flat or uneven metal parts to a beautiful mirror finish. One container holds 3/4-inch by 5 linear feet of pad.
Contact: Luster Lace Polishes, Dept. ST, P.O. Box 278, La Habra, CA 90633, (562) 697-4649, www.lusterlace.com.
Meguiar's Hot Shine Tire Spray
Why you want it: This high-gloss formula delivers a deep-black wet look that lasts for weeks and features an easy-to-use, spray-and-walk-away formulation. A two-way sprayer provides maximum control over the spray pattern and can be adjusted for different tire dimensions. Engineered with water-resistant polymers and Meguiar's patented anti-ozonant technology to protect sidewalls and prevent cracking, browning, and premature aging, a 24-ounce bottle will treat approximately 50 average-size tires.
Contact: Meguiar's, Dept. ST, 17991 Mitchell S., Irvine, CA 92614, (800) 347-5700, www.meguiars.com
Proform 0- to 60-psi gaugeWhy you want it:
Proper tire pressure is a must for safety, tire longevity, and optimum gas mileage. This heavy-duty 0- to 60-psi gauge has an easy-to-read black-on-white 1.5-inch face; shatter-resistant glass; and a convenient flex hose.
Contact: Proform, Dept. ST, P.O. Box 306, Roseville, MI 48066, (586) 774-2500, www.proformparts.com
3M Chrome & Metal Polish
Why you want it: This polish removes surface rust, oxidation, corrosion, and tarnish. It works great on chrome, stainless steel, and other automotive metals such as brass, bronze, and copper. The product comes in an 8-ounce tub.
Contact: 3M, (888) 364-3577, www.3m.com
Impressive Reflections Heavy-Metal Ultra-Fine Liquid & Cotton Metal Polish
Why you want it: Recommended for polishing and maintaining smooth, lightly oxidized metals, especially billet rims, this product removes light corrosion, oxidation, tar, rust, stains, and tarnish from smooth aluminum, as well as from bronze, brass, copper, chrome, solid silver, and gold.
Contact: Impressive Reflections, Dept. ST, P.O. Box 1737, Gresham, OR 97031, (800) 529-9400, www.heavymetalpolish.com
Mothers Billet Metal Polish
Why you want it: Designed to assure the finest finish possible when used on brass, stainless steel, billet, forged, or precisely cast aluminum (not for clearcoated metals), this polish features a technologically advanced formula to assure easy application and a deep, luxurious finish. This product works for hand polishing or can be used with a machine to remove stains or oxidation without scratching, and will clean all polishable metals found in today's sport trucks.
Contact: Mothers, Dept. ST, 5456 Industrial Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92649, (714) 891-3364, www.mothers.com
Simple Green Pro-Series Wheel Cleaner Foam
Why you want it: This specialized non-toxic, biodegradable formula effectively cleans all types of wheels. Quick-release foam clings onto hard-to-reach and vertical surfaces, allowing for safer and more effective degreasing. It removes brake dust, grease, oil, bugs, road grime, and much more.
Contact: Simple Green, (800) 228-0709, www.simplegreen.com
Eco Concepts High Performance Cleaner & Degreaser
Why you want it: This highly effective heavy-duty cleaner and degreaser offers safe and powerful cleaning action that removes grease, oil, and heavy soils from hard surfaces. It can be used with a mop, as a spray-and-wipe, or with an automatic scrubber
Contact: Eco Concepts, Dept. ST, 2450 NE. Miami Gardens Dr., Miami, FL 33180, (888) 326-6278, www.ecoconceptsusa.com
Eagle One All Wheel & Tire Cleaner
Why you want it: This cleaner penetrates and suspends brake dust and road grime; just hose it down and watch dust and grime quickly roll off. Quick and easy, in most cases it eliminates the need for scrubbing and agitation when wheels and tires are extra dirty. It is also safe and effective for all factory and aftermarket wheel finishes, including clearcoats.
Contact: Eagle One, Dept. ST, 3499 Blazer Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40509, (800) 432-4531, www.eagleone.com