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Old 03-04-2018, 01:05 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a decent wheel cleaner

I'm looking for a decent alloy wheel cleaner that will clean well but not remove any protection I put on. Previously I've used Gtechnique wheel armour and wasn't impressed with it but I think it was because I was using Megs hot Rims all wheel cleaner which I think was removing the coating as I used the megs cleaner every weekend.

I'll be protecting my wheels this time with either Chemical guys Wheel Guard max coat or GYeon Q2 rim coating. SO I'll be after something that won't remove these but shift the brake dust.

Thanks for any help
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:12 PM   #2
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If you've got a decent coating on them, then normal wash shampoo should be fine for regular washes; with perhaps a 6 monthly/yearly full decon dependent upon how much brake dust and iron fines you are picking up.
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:15 PM   #3
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Autoglanz Alkalloy diluted 1:20 with water is fine for use with coated wheels and what I use on my own wheels. I seal with Wowo's Crystal Sealant and it lasted 8 months so couldn't have effected it significantly.

Prefer the Alkalloy mix to shampoo as well as it certainly has a little more bite.

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Old 03-04-2018, 02:32 PM   #4
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as above seal them then it's just really soap and water needed most of the time. On the few occasions where I want something strong I mostly reach for Sonax Full Effect
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Old 03-04-2018, 02:40 PM   #5
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Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel
Water based, ph-neutral, non-acid, non-alkaline.
Has color indicator with reaction to metal particles.
Great cleaning performance and safe on paint/coatings.
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Old 03-04-2018, 03:31 PM   #6
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As above, stick a decent coating on and you will only need to wash it with your normal shampoo. Hard to believe but there that good. I tend to hit the wheels once a month with a fallout remover to keep them in top condition. A wheel cleaner every wash is overkill unless your doing mega mileage.
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Power Maxed frequent use wheel cleaner is supposed to be good and not a bad price
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odk rotate diluted 20-1 10-1 cleans well with a foaming spray head and doesnt remove protection
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:57 PM   #9
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This:

http://car-chem.com/store/wheel-tyre...non-acid-500ml

or this:

http://car-chem.com/store/wheel-tyre...n-wheels-500ml

Worth giving car chem a ring to discuss how often you're planning to use and how "dirty" your wheels are likely to be. Their technical guys are great.

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My go to wheel cleaner at the moment is CarSpünk wheels
Very good cleaner and dilutes down nicely for a safer mix

HD Car Care wheel cleaner is also very good
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