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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2014, 14:31 Thread Starter
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Hi, has anyone had good experiences with wheel cleaning fluid?

I used wonder wheels many years ago, but it is acid based and can damage the paint/lacquer.

read "Valet PRO Bilberry wheel cleaner" has a god write up. Has anyone had any experience of this product?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2014, 17:35
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Hi Chris, I use the Auto Glymm 'Clean wheels'. I've found it to be fine, even on damaged wheels. I also use the Auto glymm 'Super resin polish for the paintwork and in my opinion its the best around for the money.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2014, 17:38
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I use Meguiars Hotrims Allwheels, have done for years as its lacquered wheel friendly
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2014, 18:22
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Either Bilberry as you suggest or my favorite is ironx which can be used on painwork as well. It doesnt half stink but spray it on and watch the chemical reaction and wipe off.

http://www.carpro.uk.com/iron-x-500ml/

Have a look on you tube for videos of iron x being used.

You wont buy it from halfords so have a look at http://www.detailedclean.co.uk/ Its a great site good prices and a brilliant fast and friendly service.


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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2014, 18:25
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BTW if your interested in car cleaning or detailing then have a look here


http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php



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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2014, 19:05
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Best stuff I found for cleaning wheels is from Chemex ....Can't remember the name of the stuff from the top of my head, but I know it pink and 90% of car valet firms use it.I'm sure if you ask nicely to some of them....They might sell you some. I bought directly from Chemex salesman and it cost me £3.50 for a 1.5lt bottle, but it well worth it as you only need a eggcup full in a bucket to do the whole car ... I used to work as a Caravan technician (touring) and also cleaned them when it was slack....This stuff even got the thickest moss and slime from caravans stood under a tree for years, it also got rid of the black streaks you get from rubber.... Only wish I could remember the blooming name of it..

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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2014, 20:21
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On the subject of caravans I also was a caravan technician and we used to used a chemical called CA9 that is a powerful cleaner also.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 28th February 2014, 20:45 Thread Starter
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Many thanx to all.
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 2nd March 2014, 18:00
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Bilberry is fantastic i've been using it for years and wouldnt use anything else now
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 4th March 2014, 20:01
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soapy water and then polish them with Auto glym super resin polish to stop the crud from sticking, works very well and you are not putting any horrible chemicals on them that will ultimately lead to pitted wheels. If you clean a car at least once a fortnight, they don't get too bad anyway.
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