Autobrite Purple Rain.

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Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by Joe » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:38 pm

Anyone used this before? I'm wondering what it's like on stubborn brake dust and is it only good at cleaning well waxed wheels?
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Re: Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by Blackroc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:44 pm

Its a very popular product, but there are better products than Purple Rain on the market. If you need any further help, drop me a PM

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Re: Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by scrounger » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:00 pm

There are loads

Autofinesse iron out
Iron X
Dragons breath
Etc etc

They work in any surface, wheels, paintwork, glass but don't let it dry on in the sun. It will leave horrible streaks.
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Re: Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by 0l0dom0l0 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:50 pm

I used it and thought it was good stuff.

Didn't last long though.
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Re: Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by AdamGT » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:33 pm

I agree, it really doesn't last very long. I'm nearly out after about 5/6 washes!

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Re: Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by dark_cobra » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:41 pm

I use Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel. It's great stuff.
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Re: Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by Eddie_h » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:55 pm

I've been using car chem revolt, it seems to be very good but I've only had the auto finesse iron out to compare it to. Plus it's currently on offer on their website

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Re: Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by R99 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:33 pm

Anyone have any suggestions for a wheel cleaner that is 100% safe and

a) Wont damage my diamond cut / machined alloys (albeit with a clear coat lacquer)
b) Wont strip my GTechniq C5 wheel armour coating
c) Wont react with brake disc bells which are zinc coated and cause corrosion on the bells
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Re: Autobrite Purple Rain.

Post by rydale13 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:37 am

If you have LSP, ceramic coating applied to your wheels then you do not need to use a wheel cleaner at all.

Wheel cleaners will break down the protection overtime and therfore affect the performance and longevity of the protection.

You just need to use a good all purpose cleaner which is LSP safe and will clean well too.

Autobrite Citrus wash works well as does Surfex HD by Bilt Hamber.

Dilute around 10:1 depending on the product for a good clean without stripping protection.

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Post by rydale13 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:39 am

dark_cobra wrote:I use Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel. It's great stuff.
+1 for Bilt Hamber auto wheel.

I've used iron X which is very good but a little expensive.

Autobrite Purple Rain and auto wheel by BH, the BH being the best and great value too.

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