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Wheel cleaning

Post by MichaelC » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:22 pm

A quick request for tips.

The front rims are getting pitted with brake dust. Stubborn spots which despite using the usual wheel cleaning products from the likes of Halfords eg Carplan, McGuiars (or however you spell them), etc just will not budge.

Recommendations please.

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Post by simon13 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:19 am

little and often is my best tip if they start off nice. Or sealing them up onces they nice i expect, i'm no detailer though
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Post by D3orbust » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:26 am

Try Bilt Hamber Autowheel, I've been using it for 5-6 years and no complaints so far.
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Post by hap » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:42 am

Iron x will help but use a tar remover and clay bar to lift it away
Once cleaned I would use a polish and then a good wax on top to seal

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Post by D3-No.435 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:22 am

D3orbust wrote:Try Bilt Hamber Autowheel, I've been using it for 5-6 years and no complaints so far.
Bilt Hamber is the best product i have used so far. Follow it up by sealing wheels with Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour.
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Post by MichaelC » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:08 am

Thanks.

I will seek out the Bilt...

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Post by Paulb » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:00 am

Just had my wheels Ceramic Waxed using Gynol from my detailer.

They've found the lacquer on them isn't that great and certainly not hard like the lacquer on the paintwork, hence the ceramic wax treatment. But mine could be just a one off set
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Post by rc944 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:28 am

you will find it hard to remove some of the dust deposits no matter how hard you try if you use conventional detailing products... i know bilberry standalone will not shift it. the more acidic ones will be its a trade off between preserving the integrity of the lacquer vs getting them clean...

i did the whole lot when i got mine back from lepsons about 3 years back... cleaned, polished and sealed with gyeon rim q2

despite regular cleaning with bilberry and ez brush etc today the fronts are showing dust deposits where the vanes meet the outer dish
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Post by E24man » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:30 pm

Bilberry Juice for regular cleaning and Dragon's Breath for shifting just about anything.
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Post by pukar » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:47 pm

I use bilt for general and Dragon breath for the hard to shift stuff with a wheel brush. Maybe you have some tar spots though. Sometimes a light polish like meguirs scratch x is good for the stubborn stuff.
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Post by MichaelC » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:27 pm

I am pleased to say the Bilt Hamber worked a treat.

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