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Old 31-12-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Bilberry on polished rim

Hi guys, I'm new on here and just getting into this whole detailing 'thing' just bought some bilberry to clean my wheels and on the back it says not recommended for polished rims. I have diamond cut alloys that are deepdish...and the dish is polished but they do have a layer of lacquer. I thought bilberry's was the safest cleaner out there?? Any1 care to shed some light on this plz. tHANKS!
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Old 31-12-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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This thread will answer my worries too! My wheels are polished with no lacquer.
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Old 31-12-2009, 02:21 PM   #3
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It does have an acid in it, although the acid is milder than those found in Wonder Wheels and Meg's Wheel Brightener.

http://www.valetpro.co.uk/ewcommon/t...ashx?docId=799

Trisodium nitrilotriacetate (5-15%) is a salt of Nitrilotriacetic acid.
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I had diamond turned rims, I used to use shampoo and make sure that the wheels are sealed. There pretty easy to mess up!
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i wouldnt reccomend it.

i only use shampoo on mine.
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Old 31-12-2009, 03:48 PM   #6
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Well guys I just used it on my rims before the other replies came in and I can honestly say it did no damage thank god! The rims are nearly £2K with tyres!! But i bit the bullet and tried it...im just waiting on the 2nd application to soak in now....didnt do the job in 1 try! So far no damage to the rimmage, no discoloration, nothing! PHEEEWW!
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Been using it on my diamond cut alloys for 12 months now and no issues at all, but dont use it on my say so, just that it works ok for me! Hope that helps :-)
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Gloss it and Blackfire wheel gels are safe on polished wheels
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ok....i just used 2 applications of bilberry!! and unless i'm doing sumthing wrong....frankly its **** **** **** RIP OFF GIMMICK!! 2 applications...waited 7-12mins between each....and there was still **** on the rims! I've been using supagaurd alloy wheel cleaner up until now and that leaves them SPARKLING every time! Some1 plz tell me wot im doing wrong.
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ok....i just used 2 applications of bilberry!! and unless i'm doing sumthing wrong....frankly its **** **** **** RIP OFF GIMMICK!! 2 applications...waited 7-12mins between each....and there was still **** on the rims! I've been using supagaurd alloy wheel cleaner up until now and that leaves them SPARKLING every time! Some1 plz tell me wot im doing wrong.
What ratio were you using?
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