See, I thought you might say Diet Coke was the perfect wheel cleaner as it is mildly acidic, easily foams, comes pressurized, and with no sugar it won't leave a sticky residue.dietcokeplease said:Wonder Wheels. Has a nifty little brush .......
Are you mean't to wax alloys? I can't say I have ever done thatdietcokeplease said:..... Use a good quality wax afterwards. I use Autogylm Super Resin Polish followed by Extra Gloss Protection. Result: Super Clean, Super Slippery Alloys.
Remember that most "unpainted" wheels aren't. The paint just happens to be a clearcoat finish. Can't say if they should be waxed though...Dom said:I think this is relating to the white wheels... waxing helps make them easier to remove the brakedust. Not sure what to do with unpainted though...
I know it sounds weird but yes I do wax the wheels on my cars - always have done. When "I were a young lad" I had a Golf - took my wheels for refurbishment and the owner said that the best way to keep your wheels clean and prevent corrosion was to wax them regularly.
The wheels are just like paintwork. They get more extremes of hot/cold and water/grit/brakedust than the bodywork. Waxing helps prevent the brakedust from etching into the surface of the wheels (preventing that horrible "pitting")and more importantly makes cleaning them easier the next time round.
WD40.....just DONT spray it directly on the wheel.....not good for brakes. But I have found it does remove brake dust and tar marks generaly. I can't see why you wouldn't use a wax product on the white or silver wheels. White is probably powdercoat and the silver would be clear laquer.LMB said:Could someone please recommend a product that they have found to be the excellent at getting their alloy wheels looking like new.