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Old 04-20-2011, 12:25 PM
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Best Wheel cleaner

What is the best wheel cleaner you have used that isn't too harsh on the paint?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:29 PM
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner. 100% best wheel cleaner i've ever used. Phil (the detailing forum sponsor) sells it on his site detailersdomain.com

I highly recommend it, and most good detailers use it also
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner. 100% best wheel cleaner i've ever used. Phil (the detailing forum sponsor) sells it on his site detailersdomain.com

I highly recommend it, and most good detailers use it also
I just bought some bottles of this recently, and I have to admit it's probably the best I've used.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:26 PM
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It was on my list of wheel cleaners to try.
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner. 100% best wheel cleaner i've ever used. Phil (the detailing forum sponsor) sells it on his site detailersdomain.com

I highly recommend it, and most good detailers use it also
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+1 for Sonax, get it from Detailers Domain
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:07 AM
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yup I'm going to have to say the best I have ever seen would be Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:57 AM
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BTW listen to the directoions, do not leave it on the wheel in direct sunlight and do not leave it set for more than 5-10 minutes. Your roundell wheel caps will begin to delaminate
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just tried Griot's new Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner for the first time. I've never used Sonax so I can't compare them directly, but Griot's seems to have copied their color-changing formula trick. it definitely has a stronger yet still pleasant odor compared to Griot's standard Wheel Cleaner, but at $16.99 for 35oz it's $7 more than the standard stuff.

brake dust has never been a huge problem since I try to clean my wheels at least every other week, so the standard Wheel Cleaner usually does the trick pretty well. also I like to get in there with a brush or mitt and get the back of the spokes and wheel barrels. I think I'll save the Heavy-Duty stuff for winter time when I can't clean the wheels as often and it's too cold to get wet washing them by hand. until then, I'll stick with the standard stuff.

for being run year-round for over a decade, I think they still look pretty damn good!
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