Mar 19th, 2012, 10:14 AM
Hi all again.
I was wondering what product was best for cleaning your wheels. I know that there is a multitude of products out their, but none seem to remove all the brake dust and grime completely.
What would you recommend for best results, and is there ant hints and tips that would help.
Apr 13th, 2012, 10:01 PM
I always tend to use a three stage process on my wheels that works a treat!
1. Wash with a sponge at the end of a normal car washing session.
2. Get a decent wheel cleaner like Wonder Wheels and work it into the surface and leave it to work its magic for 10 mins or so. Then get a damp cloth and wipe off residue - This should remove the vast majority of brake dust.
3. Protect - Just like waxing your bodywork, a good wheel sealer (Poorboys is a good bet) will save you soooo much hassel as it doesn't let brake dust bond to the surface.
When you next come to clean your wheels, the dirt will slide off!
Apr 13th, 2012, 10:08 PM
Meguiars wheel cleaner is pretty good. Spray it on, wait 30 seconds and hose it off. Use it on cool wheels. After hosing I wipe off a slight film and water droplets with a terrycloth towel.
Apr 14th, 2012, 08:39 AM
Cheers folks. I will try out the wheel barrier cream next time I am washing it.
Apr 14th, 2012, 09:12 AM
I always remove my wheels once a fortnight and clean them inside and out with just car shampoo and water, if you do this the brake dust never gets a hold and theres never any need to use any of the wheel cleaning products, some of which are a bit harsh and can affect the wheels lacquer finish, they stay like new without, plus while youre at it you can also clean the underside of the car and all the suspension too, and polish up the stainless exhaust. :biggrin:
Apr 14th, 2012, 10:07 AM
I've looked into this lately and the detailing websites seem to recommend Bilberry. It's about a tenner for a litre, but you dilute it so it goes a long way. I have bought some this week, but not got round to using it yet. Once I do, I'll try and let you know how I got on.
Apr 14th, 2012, 12:47 PM
I have tried the Bilberry and I'm quite impressed. You are supposed to dilute it and then spray on, leave it, and spray with a jet wash. It was raining when I tried it on mine and I couldn't be bothered with the jet washer, so I sprayed on, used a toothbrush and then rinsed with the watering can. It has removed most of the dirt, but I have some really ground in brake dust in the corners that nothing seems to shift. When the weather is better I'll try it properly, but so far the signs are good!
Apr 14th, 2012, 12:51 PM
just wash with with car shampoo & wax the occasionlly. i never use wheel cleaner & my wheels are spotless