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Hi,

Anyone got any good recommendations for a new brush for our alloys??

The Halfords ones all appear to be pants?!

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Treat yourself to an Autoglym Hi-Tech Wheel Brush. Because you are worth it :) .
 

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That meguiars brush scratches your wheels
I noticed that too. I bought one and used it once only to notice one scratch on my wheels at the end of it. Needless to say it's staying in the garage now and I do them by hand with just a soft kitchen sponge (and change it each time).
 

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I dont use any wheel brushes, I have two wash mits, one for the bodywork and one for the wheels. I have no scratches on the wheels whatsoever! :D

But in saying that my friend uses the auto glymm wheel brush, the one with the white handle and it works well on his wheels without scratching them,
 

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Most of the dedicated car brushes will scratch the wheel, so try and stay away from them - I had to learn it the hard way!

I am now using a soft bristle paint brush, available in any art shop and in various widths. They are so soft they will not harm the finish on the wheel and the smaller brushes can get into all the hard to reach nooks and niches.

Just remember to get the ones made from real horse hair or other animal hair as synthetic ones might not react to well with the wheel cleaner!
 

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I also use a soft paint brush :)

The loing bristles allow you to clean easily around the wheel nuts, and a gentle wipe over is all that is ever required ;)
 

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Treat yourself to an Autoglym Hi-Tech Wheel Brush. Because you are worth it :) .
I have an Autoglym wheel brush and totally agree, it is soft so doesn't scratch your alloys, but firm enough to do what its designed for.

Its kind of like an extra large paint brush, except the brissels don't deform like a paint brush would.

 

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Was innocently surfing through this post when my wife walked past and smacked me over the back if the head!! :D

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Yep the Autoglym brush looks like a dildo but it works (to clean the wheels - whatever else you want to get up to with it I dont want to know)!!!!!!!!!!!!

I too tried the Meguiars wheel brush but didnt like it so I dumped it..... Shame cause generally I really rate most Meguiars stuff.......

Ended up with the Autoglym brush which as already said is soft enough not to scratch but firm enough to exert pressure to clean off dirt - I personally find a paint brush too soft.....
 
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