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Benfr16 27-08-2017 06:27 PM

Black alloys road grime - updated result
Original Message: So I have gloss black alloys and over the last few months the condition continues to get worse. They aren't stupidly bad but there is a build of some sort of grime on all of the wheels that doesn't wash of using a mitt or a microfibre noodle when used with car shampoo (autoglym body conditioner). I bought some fallout remover before but that didn't really do much either.

What would people reccomend to help get rid of this? Some sort of tar remover or maybe a dedicated wheel cleaned like Bilberry?


I bought some BH autowheels based on these recommendations. I applied one coating, pressure washed off and then washed with microfibre mitt and autoglym body conditioner. Will post pics before and after below:

When "clean" beforehand
Note the weird stains and "etching" on the surface

When dirty beforehand (~1000 miles)
Note you can see the stuck-on grime after a finger swipe (and some weird red stuff on the spoke above the valve. I've only just noticed that now i'm uploading)


Not perfect but much better!

I applied some sealant that I already had to try make life a bit easier in future.
Thanks for the suggestions! :)

joeninety 27-08-2017 06:33 PM

I use diablo on my gloss black wheels after a snowfoam ,seems to get rid of grime and brake dust then protect the wheels so easier next time round.

c87reed 27-08-2017 07:23 PM

On our black alloys. Generally, I snow foam the car and wheels and then pressure rinse. Once dry and the worse of the dirt has been removed, I give them a hit with BH Autowheels. As the wheels are glossy black, I don't agitate with a brush and only pressure rinse; this bring them to near spotless without 'touching' them. I then give them a once over with shampoo and my microfibre madness mitt.

Periodically, I give them a hit with a fallout such as korrosol to clear any remaining fallout.

OvEr_KiLL 27-08-2017 07:37 PM

use bilt hamber auto wheel and rinse after a few mins then do another hit with it, then dry the wheels and seal them with race glaze nano wheel seal, just spray it on leave a few mins and buff and then after 1h do another layer. 2 layers will give you 6 months easy and you only need to use snow foam, shampoo to clean them :) and then the auto wheel every 6 months and reapply
plus the race glaze will make them shiny :)

Andyblue 27-08-2017 08:18 PM

Once you've got them clean, then as above, treat them to a sealant and this hopefully will make washing them easier.

I've used Raceglaze Nano Sealant and it's so easy to apply and works very well.

Benfr16 11-09-2017 07:25 PM

Cheers guys. Bought some BH autowheels. Will seal after and see how it goes!

OvEr_KiLL 11-09-2017 08:03 PM


Originally Posted by Benfr16 (Post 5379727)
Cheers guys. Bought some BH autowheels. Will seal after and see how it goes!

it might take 2 hits of auto wheel spray it on leave a few mins and rinse x2

ashleyman 11-09-2017 09:57 PM

I just got back from holiday. The car was washed before I left and then driven to a relatives house 15 miles away where it was parked for 2 weeks. This is what I came back too:

My wheels are coated in Gyeon Q2 Rim and it does help when cleaning, as you can see it also beads quite well. Black wheels will never be as good as the lighter greys/silvers for masking dirt.

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