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Old 13-02-2018, 03:40 PM   #11
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I have the long handled version - its only used for wheel arch liners, i'd never do a rim with it
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Old 13-02-2018, 05:29 PM   #12
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I use one a bit like this, Tesco brush for 50p, way softer than my vikan ones got some years ago and they last forever, never seen them again. I use for tyres, flush allow and base of sill.
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Old 13-02-2018, 06:16 PM   #13
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In what respect ? im only a weekend warrior so don't need a bush that will last 2000 wheel cleans, the bristles are soft as they are feather/split tips just like the Vikan, I compared it to the Halfords one and the wilko one seamed softer to, the build quality is fine also.

The Vikan one will be better build quality obviously

but I don't think we are debating build quality as the question was who uses a brush LIKE the one in the picture and my answer was for my Y spoke wheels with 20 spokes its rubbish !!!
Agreed, these type of brushes are not ideal for cleaning multi spoke alloys. I need quality brushes that are both safe and sturdy, that's why I go for the Vikan brush.
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Old 13-02-2018, 06:39 PM   #14
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I have the full set of vikan brushes but never thought to use them on the face of the rims would you not be better using a mitt and a detailing brush for tight areas
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Old 13-02-2018, 06:58 PM   #15
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i use a similar one with rougher bristles for my tyres i wouldnt use it on wheels though. but adams does do a wheel one with softer bristles which i havnt used.
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Old 13-02-2018, 07:56 PM   #16
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I've got one similar, but a more round shape. It's great for agitating wheel cleaner on "really" dirty wheels (with Bilberry for example the bristles turn caked on surface dirt into an easy to rinse brown gloop). Doesn't get surface marks off though so if the wheels aren't filthy I stick to my random noodle sponge.

Not a bad tool to have in your arsenal either way.
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Old 13-02-2018, 08:09 PM   #17
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My favorite is some cheap double loop hand brush, cost me the best part of £3 from Asda and makes easy pickings of most wheels.
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Old 13-02-2018, 08:16 PM   #18
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Yes for wheel arches.

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Old 14-02-2018, 11:19 AM   #19
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We use Vikan brushes here too, excellent quality and durability.

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Old 14-02-2018, 12:43 PM   #20
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Depends on the style of wheel really for effectiveness I always have the following in my wheel bucket...

Wheel Woolie Set including angled one
EZ details brush small
3 different sizes of detail brush (valetpro style)
long handled version of what you have shown

and going to order another ez brush large as mine just broke
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