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Alloy wheel cleaner - which is the best?

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by AidenUK, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. AidenUK

    AidenUK Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. Dubbers1

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  3. AidenUK

    AidenUK Well-Known Member

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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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  4. Juicy Jen

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    Wonder wheels is acidic
     
  5. AidenUK

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    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.
     
  6. gavsman

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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!
     
  7. AidenUK

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    Even though it's powder coated?

    So basically are we saying that acidic wheel cleaner is snoop doggy dogg poo yeah?
     
  8. Dubbers1

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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
     
  9. gavsman

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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!
     
  10. AidenUK

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    Bilberry it is then, cheers people!
     
  11. CHEZ

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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! :icon_thumright:

    (oh and wear gloves! as it stings if it gets into cuts!)
     
  12. CMD

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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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