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    Wheel cleaners

    Just out of interest really. What do you lot use and what's your opinions of it?

    I've been using Wolf's Nanotech for a few years now, but it's about 10 a litre.
    Wheel cleaners-nano_wheel.jpg
    It leaves a protective coating on the wheels so you get a nice beading effect, and it does a good job of cleaning the brake dust off but my problem is it's had to get to the back of the wheel to clean because of the spokes.

    Ideally I want one that does a good job of breaking most of the crap down with minimal scrubbing.
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    I'v just bought some auto finesse iron out as i'v heard a few good reports about it. I can't rate it as I haven't used it yet, but my mate uses this and various brushes and it brings his wheels up gleaming.

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    I found a few sacks of all round cleaner at work, watered it down and it works a treat. Haven't cleaned my wheels in about a year and they came out as good as new. Best of all, it was completely free.

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    Autobrite Very Cherry. Can be diluted from 1:5 or 1:20 very good stuff!
    Also autobrite purple rain.
    Have many people comment on how clean the inside of my wheels are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kie1995 View Post
    I'v just bought some auto finesse iron out as i'v heard a few good reports about it. I can't rate it as I haven't used it yet, but my mate uses this and various brushes and it brings his wheels up gleaming.
    Let me know how you get on with it.
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    I found a few sacks of all round cleaner at work, watered it down and it works a treat. Haven't cleaned my wheels in about a year and they came out as good as new. Best of all, it was completely free.
    Patio cleaner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    Autobrite Very Cherry. Can be diluted from 1:5 or 1:20 very good stuff!
    Also autobrite purple rain.
    Have many people comment on how clean the inside of my wheels are.
    Does it involve scrubbing? Or just spray on rinse off?
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    no, not patio cleaner. It was in our tool hire department. the manager there has been cleaning his equipment (ooer!) with it for a good few months now.
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    Just spray on, leave for 2-3 minutes to penetrate and rinse off.
    I rate it 10/10.

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    Link please Alex?
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    I use a strong degreaser, watered down. Spray on, leave for 4-5 minutes, then wash off with the jet-wash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Link please Alex?
    Very Cherry (acid free)
    Very cherry acid free wheel cleaner

    Purple Rain. (Similar to Iron X but far better IMO)
    Purple Rain Iron Decontamination Remover

    Video of Purple Rain taking effect
    Autobrite Purple Rain - YouTube

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    With no effort at all except washing off afterwards I use a pound shop engine degreaser. Never have to scrub just apply leave a minute then wash off, then spray on a wheel wax spray.

    6 minutes and all done

    This stuff. But not at this price

    Car Engine Degreaser

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    Is it PH neutral though? I imagine the cheap stuff could eat away at the lacquer and paint over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibnob21 View Post
    Is it PH neutral though? I imagine the cheap stuff could eat away at the lacquer and paint over time.
    I respect the comment but no mate, it will not do any damage like that. I have used it for a few years on wheels I have refurbished including motorbike wheels never done any harm or damage, will just leave a white dust residue if not washed off right but can easily be wiped off.

    It's not as strong as other degreasers.

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    Fair enough, just a thought lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibnob21 View Post
    Fair enough, just a thought lol.
    Wasn't being funny mate was just answering you lol

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    I know that, I wasn't being funny either lol.

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    I've got bilberry after hearing very good things! Yet to use, so not much help

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    Cheers for the suggestions fellas.
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    We do 3 types,

    if you check out our site.

    We also do one like Iron out and its cheaper plus we're offering 15% discount.

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    Serious Detailing - De-Iron me Mazda wheels - YouTube Little video we did

    Also heres some pictures of it bleading

    Wheel cleaners-1011162_401861299930704_1701647678_n.jpg

    Wheel cleaners-1043973_398054756978025_1161434999_n.jpg

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