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    Re: Concentrated Wheel Cleaners- What`s your preference?

    More Information on Acid Wheel Cleaners:
    Here`s an older thread link about wheels cleaners. You`ll have to go to posts #17 and #18 to get to the chemical part of this discussion.
    https://www.autopia.org/forums/car-d...highlight=rims

    While search for this information, I came across the mention of Wheel Wax as good way of cleaning and protecting rims of brake dust. There`s another product you`ll probably don`t hear much about (or use) anymore. Yes, I have used it in the past and it worked for me. I think, though, that rim coatings have supplanted/obsoleted Wheel Wax, much like paint coatings have done to car waxes. Just a guess.
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    Re: Concentrated Wheel Cleaners- What`s your preference?

    Quote Originally Posted by PA DETAILER View Post
    I also just use soap & water on my wheels since they are coated. Have not used a wheel cleaner in years.
    yup...same here....got that advice from years ago (may have been from The Guz)....followed it and never looked back

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    Re: Concentrated Wheel Cleaners- What`s your preference?

    I`m pretty loyal to Griots wheel cleaner, but not the Heavy Duty product, just the original green one. Despite not being, "heavy duty", I`ve found it delivers plenty of cleaning power for the wheels on my family fleet. Even at their worst just-drove-through-two-months-of-winter grime or the German-car-just-finished-a-driving-event-on-performance-pads condition, it cuts through the grime easily.

    On our Japanese cars, I could probably get away with just soap and water, but on my BMW with the optional brake package, the thick, "sticky" brake dust just doesn`t come off completely. The only way to get them squeaky clean is a wheel cleaner.
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    Re: Concentrated Wheel Cleaners- What`s your preference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
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    While search for this information, I came across the mention of Wheel Wax as good way of cleaning and protecting rims of brake dust. There`s another product you`ll probably don`t hear much about (or use) anymore. Yes, I have used it in the past and it worked for me. I think, though, that rim coatings have supplanted/obsoleted Wheel Wax, much like paint coatings have done to car waxes. Just a guess.
    I just recently Hydro-Blue`d my wheels after a quick iron treatment - I should dig out my little tub of wheel wax and treat the passenger side and do a side-to-side comparison...

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    Re: Concentrated Wheel Cleaners- What`s your preference?

    I think Duragloss has a gallon sized wheel cleaner as well.

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    Re: Concentrated Wheel Cleaners- What`s your preference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oneheadlite View Post
    I just recently Hydro-Blue`d my wheels after a quick iron treatment - I should dig out my little tub of wheel wax and treat the passenger side and do a side-to-side comparison...
    I`d like to see that comparison. I tried using DP`s Hydro Wet Seal on my wheels and was pretty underwhelmed. It didn`t make them look any better, protection was very short lived, and I think it actually made my wheels harder to clean rather than easier.
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