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Porsche Alloy Detailing Product advice!

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    Hello Gents!
    I have just bought some Porsche 969 alloys. I believe they are nicknamed "dogs legs"! They have recently been refurbed and a very nice coat of laquer has been put on them. The first thing I did was treat them to a couple of generous coats of Poorboys alloy wax(smells great!). I am looking for two products. The first is a cleaner that will be kind to the laquer and tough on brake dust. The second is a brush or something similar I can use to get right to the back of the inards of them. They are quite deep (7.5j/9j) and I don't really fancy taking them off to get right to the back of them everytime I detail my car! Any help would be appreciated gents.

    Ollie
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    Hi Ollie, two pH neutral wheel cleaners instantly spring to mind - Blackfire Gel Wheel & Tyre Cleaner and R222 Wheel Cleaner (Regular). Both perform very similarly, and offer much more cleaning power than normal shampoos but without being risky in any way at all. Full details and specification info on these links...

    Blackfire Gel Wheel & Tyre Cleaner - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/blackfire-gel-wheel-and-tyre-cleaner-cat4.html

    R222 Wheel Cleaner (Regular) - http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/r222-wheel-cleaner-regular-cat4.html

    For brushes, I would suggest a large EZ Detail Brush for deep dish access, and maybe a set of Raceglaze Detailing brushes for getting into the lugnut recesses, etc. See both on this link...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/wheel-cleaners-and-wheel-brushes.html

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    Thumbs up on the EZ brush, but I still will not call P21s R222! Still have no idea why they use that new name for Europe?? It's still P21s in most places!
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    Porsche 969?? never heard of it!
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    Late 80's supercar, one of the ultimate Porsche's. Google it.
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    TYPO!! Porsche 996..........Although the 969 was a supercar of the early 1990's........It was a prototype, and a few were made, but it never went into production.

    The EZ brush looks like a £12 bog brush!lol! Am I not better off going to homebase and getting a toilet brush!!??lol!!

    The r222 looks good though. Is it really as good as its price would suggest?
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    Very different, I assure you :)
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    Will have to get some! Will ring you guys and place an order soon.............But not for the toilet brush! lol!
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    It's all down to a daft trademark dispute between the P21S master company in Europe and the US subsidiary. Annoying for us traders, but no big deal. :sm4:
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    Yes, for sensitive valuable rims the R222 cleaners are widely recognised as the safest option around... although the Blackfire stacks up well too. I can assure you the EZ brushes are far superior to high street bog brushes - another option if the spoke gap is wide enough is to simply use a microfibre mitt and reach in. :sm4:
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    Good point! You do this for a living? lol!
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    With a PhD in hydrochemistry, Rich brings to the business a passion for all things technical and a thorough understanding of the science underpinning modern car care. Follow him on twitter for daily news updates...
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    LOL. Top post !!
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    This man and his company know more about car detailing, than I know about digital advertising. And that's saying a lot (not to blow my own horn too much, or Rich's for that matter!).
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    So tell me Rich, what kind of static charge affect will a dry lambswool mitt have on my wheels? Is there anyway I can reduce the statically charged electrons? Finally, what can I do to increase the neutron count of my 203s?

    Many thanks

    Ollie
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    Lol, quality! (1) I have no idea, as I wouldn't be daft enough to use a dry lambswool mitt on my wheels (2) static can be reduced by making the misses touched charged surfaces (3) ask Menzerna very kindly; they are usually happy to accomodate all sorts of suggestions. :lmfao:
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    LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!
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    That produced a tea spilling chuckle rich!
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    Lol.... I think my car realises, im the one who cleans it, and the missus is the one who gets it messy! Hence why i never get a static shock, and she always does lol
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