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Old 25-05-2018, 03:30 PM   #11
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Any pics of your wheels? What size are they??
I find, especially with 5 spokes, that anything 17" or above then most of the time a simple wash mitt will reach right to the back, and if the caliper is close too the wheel barrel simply move the car forward a foot or so to clean that part
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Old 25-05-2018, 05:42 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the help, really appreciated.

Won't be around for an hour or so, I'm just nipping off to see the Bank Manager to check about getting an extension to my mortgage to pay for a set of Wheel Woolies. I'll take a copy of this thread as proof that they are essential items that I must have.
to true, they are not cheap, its hard to justify the cost for cleaning wheels
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Old 25-05-2018, 09:05 PM   #13
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to true, they are not cheap, its hard to justify the cost for cleaning wheels
Initial outlay isn't the cheapest however I've had mine now for years (lost count and can't remember when I bought them) and they're still like new.

If I say 4 year and I think it might be longer then at £30 which is what I paid for them that works out at £7.50 a year. Used twice a month works out about 32p a wash and that will only go down.

That said if I had to buy them again I'd just do as someone else posted and buy the middle one as it's the most used.
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Old 26-05-2018, 04:01 PM   #14
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I use a Simoniz microfibre wheel brush from Tesco £6. Amazon sell them too:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Simoniz-TWA.../dp/B06XBQXK5L

Fit my 16 inch Fiesta 10 spoke alloys perfectly.
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Old 28-05-2018, 10:33 AM   #15
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Iíve been using these for a while. Nice and flat and fit between the wheel and brake calliper.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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I have one of these, I find it works well

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I've got a selection of brushes - depends on the car I'm doing, also have a sponge type to use if I can actually get my hand inside the wheel. Biggest issue I have is actually getting a brush to fit in between the calliper and wheel on my car as there's less than 1cm...

Just picked up one of the gloves from Halfords and very easy to use for cleaning behind the spokes - so very happy.

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car..._q=wheel+glove
Andy what you using to clean between the caliper and wheel as I will have the same alloys as your profile pic very soon and trying to see if anything out there to clean in that tight gap
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Iíve been using these for a while. Nice and flat and fit between the wheel and brake calliper.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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These look like well worth a punt, so much so that I've ordered a couple from the link you provided.

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Initial outlay isn't the cheapest however I've had mine now for years (lost count and can't remember when I bought them) and they're still like new.

If I say 4 year and I think it might be longer then at £30 which is what I paid for them that works out at £7.50 a year. Used twice a month works out about 32p a wash and that will only go down.

That said if I had to buy them again I'd just do as someone else posted and buy the middle one as it's the most used.
Got to agree with this. I've had mine going on 3 years now and still all look like new.

Get the wheels off the car for a full clean/decon followed by a wheel coating of some sort. That will make things easier come car cleaning day.
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I've had my wheel woollies for around 5 years, and they're still going strong.

Definitely give your wheels a thorough clean, and get a coating on them. I coated the rims of my 3 series when I bought it, and have never had to use anything other than soapy water to clean them.

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Andy what you using to clean between the caliper and wheel as I will have the same alloys as your profile pic very soon and trying to see if anything out there to clean in that tight gap


Hi bud - yes well still trying to find one. Iíve a small AF brush that will almost do all the rim behind the front calliper - there are still some areas thatís itís too tight for!

Was going to try one of the flat things been discussed on here, but when I went to look at one, wouldnít compress enough to get between.

Concerned about having to push something through as donít want to scratch alloy or brake calliper - tending at present to use the wheel glove, brushes I have and if the inside barrels are really mucky, when all 4 done move car slightly to get at that awkward bit...but being an automatically well, not a simple case of just handbrake off, roll and back on

If you do find something before I do, let me know
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