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On a different note.
For those who pain away cleaning their 166M wheels. I recently had mine refinished, then removed them and waxed inside and out which makes for a smooth surface and the dust doesn't stick.
For weekly cleaning I think I have now found the best cleaning tools for these wheels:
-Lug nut brush and sponges from Griots Garage - Sponge gets in all the way to the back of the dish.
-Finger shaped wash mit from Pepboys - Very useful for getting in an around the spokes as well as in the indentation on each spoke.
-BMW wheel cleaner gel
Only thing I have not resolved now is how to stop the black water running out of the brakes as soon as the wheel is turned. I have tried leaving it until bone dry, but dust still blows out in a narrow line on the first drive.
2011 BMW E90 335i M-Sport 6MT Alpine white - saddle brown
2005 Toyota 4Runner V6 Sport Ed 4WD Silver - charcoal
Gone but not forgotten
2008 BMW M5 6MT Space gray - black (RIP 10/2012)
2004 BMW 545i steptronic ZSP Titanium gray - gray
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 5sp ZSP ZPP - Sterling gray - black