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    Alloy wheel cleaner - which is the best?

    As per title, which is the best alloy wheel cleaner?

    Want to remove ALL the break dust and dirt etc.

    Wheels have been powder coated so i assume they will be fairly resistant to stronger cleaners/abrasive cleaners.

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    I use Bilberry wheel cleaner, works well and smells gd too, you can also dilute as you see fit so can last along time too

    Valet Pro Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner 1 Litre | Wheels & Tyres | Juicy Detailing

    As for deeper pitting and iron contaminants try Iron-x, not so great smelling but fun to watch turn purple

    CarPro IronX - Highly Effective Surface Cleaner 500ml | Wheels & Tyres | Juicy Detailing

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    Is wonder wheels any good? That seems to be all over eBay?

    Thanks for the links, out of the two i'd get the bilberry one.

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    Wonder wheels is acidic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy Jen View Post
    Wonder wheels is acidic
    So is that bad for the wheel?

    I just want something which will remove the break dust really easy, not into scrubbing wheels, i hate it.
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    Wonder Wheels will eat into the paint if you leave it on too long - which can even be a couple of minutes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavsman View Post
    Wonder Wheels will eat into the paint if you leave it on too long - which can even be a couple of minutes!
    Even though it's powder coated?

    So basically are we saying that acidic wheel cleaner is snoop doggy dogg poo yeah?
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    Stick with the Bilberry, diluted mine 5:1 I think and it makes light work of break dust with my soft Vikan brush

    The bottle says you can use it neat and simply jet off once its soaked in a bit but not tested this myself
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    As Dubbers said - try the Bilberry.

    From personal experience with wonder wheels - you can only really use this if you brush it on the wheel neat then leave for 1 minutes then hose it all off, if you leave it any longer the clear coat on your wheels will haze up, as Jen has said this is Acidic stuff - eats brake dust - but will also eats your paint if left on too long!

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    Bilberry it is then, cheers people!
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    wonder wheels is great!
    used in a sensible fashion it is awesome!
    i have used it for years and will continue to unless i have polished or etched alloys!
    just use caution, use the brush provided, agitate well, then hose off after a minute then wash with soapy water!
    excellent results and pretty cheap and you can buy it from tesco in your weekly shop for £6!

    (oh and wear gloves! as it stings if it gets into cuts!)
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    IronX is the boy and bilberry for 2nd choice
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    Plus 1 for bilberry

 

 

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