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B4 buying that mothers brush with long handle to test, I happened to see this <$5 similar brush @ Walmart (short handle). I bought it to test.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Auto-Drive-Tire-Brushes/423525257

It works fine, as I expected, for the outside of the Spyder wheel but, too tight a squeeze & too awkward to try to clean the barrel.
I measure width of my Walmart AD brush head = 2 ¾ so smaller vs. the Mothers brush of 3 or 4”. So Mothers brush is a non starter for me.
I was easily able to use my hands with MF towels to clean back of spokes & part of the barrel.
My RS Spyder spokes alternate “small “Y” & large “U.” I can fit hand into “U.”
So, I was thinking, if I got the long handle wheel wollie, it would probably be faster to clean the entire barrel and even behind the spokes and perhaps the calipers & Brake disc as well! Eliminate the 4 microfiber towels I use to painstakingly do that cleaning.

Adam's Wheel Woolie - Large $26.99


But, how will I dry the wheels? I’d prefer to completely eliminate using MF towels on wheels for washing & for drying (Which is what I use now). Maybe some type of small blower?

I will start a new thread.
 

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I just put on work gloves and use a micro fiber cloth for the surface of the wheel and a different cloth for the inside of the wheel. I wax the wheels often so the carbon and dirt comes off easily.My 19"Turbo wheels are easy to clean with enough space to reach the spokes and insides.
I clean the wheels after each drive.A bit crazy but it works to keep it clean.
Those brushes sound good for the other wheels though.
 

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I have Spyder Wheels as well. I use this from Chemical Guys - https://www.chemicalguys.com/gerbil-wheel-and-rim-brush/ACC_B01.html It does a reasonable job of getting inside the spokes.

Earlier this year I polished the wheels and put a coat of Jet Seal - https://www.chemicalguys.com/jetseal-durable-sealant-and-paint-protectant/jetseal-sealant.html The brake dust and road dirt washes off fairly easily.

I have a foam cannon and I spray the calipers, let it sit for a few moments and rinse it off. And that seems to take at least the top layer of crud off.
 

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I have Spyder Wheels as well. I use this from Chemical Guys - https://www.chemicalguys.com/gerbil-wheel-and-rim-brush/ACC_B01.html It does a reasonable job of getting inside the spokes.

Earlier this year I polished the wheels and put a coat of Jet Seal - https://www.chemicalguys.com/jetseal-durable-sealant-and-paint-protectant/jetseal-sealant.html The brake dust and road dirt washes off fairly easily.

I have a foam cannon and I spray the calipers, let it sit for a few moments and rinse it off. And that seems to take at least the top layer of crud off.
Meh, there is absolutely nothing different between that Chemical guys wheel brush and anything sold at walmart: https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=wheel brush
The same goes with Jet Seal, works similar or worse than anything from Meguiars: https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-Mirror-Glaze-Synthetic-Sealant/dp/B002J854UC/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=paint+sealant&qid=1575160850&s=automotive&sr=1-9 , and this is cheaper by 33%.

FYI: Chemical guys doesn't warranty any of their products (including any brushes, mitts, cloths, anything) unless you buy it for more money through their website.
 

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The Walmart brushes either do not have a long enough handle or are too big to properly clean barrels of Spyder Wheels.

I use several brushes, including an expensive Wheel Woolie, to get the job done. I also recently began using a cheap Walmart bottle brush just to reach between the brake caliper & the barrel in that one spot. LOL.

For the spokes, I like the cheap sponge type brushes (I got mine @ Target) looks a bit like this one you linked @ WM:

But cannot reach into the barrel. Need the long Wheel Wollie for that.
 

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The Walmart brushes either do not have a long enough handle or are too big to properly clean barrels of Spyder Wheels.

I use several brushes, including an expensive Wheel Woolie, to get the job done. I also recently began using a cheap Walmart bottle brush just to reach between the brake caliper & the barrel in that one spot. LOL.

For the spokes, I like the cheap sponge type brushes (I got mine @ Target) looks a bit like this one you linked @ WM:

But cannot reach into the barrel. Need the long Wheel Wollie for that.
Yep i was merely replying to the guy above who just recommended chemical guys stuff. they're not any better than walmart brushes. yes i know u need a long wheel woolie to clean the barrels. You need one for any car wheel, not just the spyders.
 

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Yes, almost any wheel. I use the Wheel Woolie to clean barrels of both my Macan with Turbo Wheels & 911 with Spyder Wheels. My 2000 XJ8 does not need any fancy brush since cannot see the barrel or calipers at all. A cheap $4 brush is good.
 
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