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Old 06-12-2017, 11:19 PM   #41
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Autoglanz hoops for me, blood tonic 3:1 on clean wheels ever few weeks. Wheels are sealed
My wheels are sealed with C5 and I need nothing other than regular shampoo to clean them.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:22 PM   #42
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My wheels are sealed with C5 and I need nothing other than regular shampoo to clean them.


Autoglanz hoops is a Ph neutral wheel shampoo... exactly the same principle, it works out cheaper than the shampoo I currently use.


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Old 07-12-2017, 02:04 AM   #43
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I am using Meguiar's Wheel Brightener (1: 4).
After viewing https://youtu.be/gHY2FUTfin8

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Old 07-12-2017, 08:57 AM   #44
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I am using Meguiar's Wheel Brightener (1: 4).
After viewing https://youtu.be/gHY2FUTfin8
Acid based though so be careful what you use it on.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:21 AM   #45
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Acid based though so be careful what you use it on.
Yes, Hydrofluoric acid IIRC.

However, to my non-chemist mind strong alkalies, like Sodium Hydroxide, appear equally as harmful.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:15 PM   #46
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NaOH is going to give you worse burns initially, but it is not actively toxic. From Wikipedia:
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Aqueous hydrofluoric acid is a contact-poison with the potential for deep, initially painless burns and ensuing tissue death.
The point being, you get just a little caustic on you, it will hurt like hell and you'll do something about it. With hydrofluoric acid, it can get into your flesh, and dissolve your bones from the inside. I you not.

This is why I won't go near anything with HF in it - it's just horrible, horrible stuff. That said, caustic solutions are still not things to be trifled with, they can blind or maim if mishandled.

Edit: All of which is an excellent reason to seal your wheels and wash them with shampoo and water, not chemicals that could be considered toxic industrial waste

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BH auto wheel or if really bad then have to crack out the wonder wheels acidic wheel cleaner
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