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Wheel cleaner

Post by Mrpink » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:59 pm

Hi all,

Looking for a safe product to use on my 405m's.

Any recommendations?

Was thinking gtechniq iron out?
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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by robsaboy » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:11 pm

Bilt Hamber auto wheel is my favourite :) fallout and wheel cleaner in one.
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Post by nivens » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:11 pm

Also use bilt hamber when needed but I prefer to get a good couple of coats of fk1000p on my wheels before and after winter so they clean up well with regular car shampoo.
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Post by Octavius » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:33 pm

Bilberry wheel cleaner.
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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by dark_cobra » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:51 am

Bilt hamber for me as well
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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by RBS Bob » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:26 am

Wonder Wheels Hot Wheels for me.

Don't have to order online. Can be picked up in Halfords, Tesco and other retail stores.
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Wheel cleaner

Post by Twenny » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:56 am

Bilberry or Bilt Hamber.

Bilt Hamber is well over double the price of bilberry but Hamber is arguably a better product, but it's definitely not twice as good.

Bilt Hamber 1L - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131735046953

Bilt Hamber 5L - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262812366239

Bilberry - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361508111696

For a lot less than the price of 2 litres of Bilt Hamber you get 5 litres of bilberry.


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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by nb67 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:20 pm

Autosmart Smartwheels is a good cleaner and can be diluted down quite well.

The best tip by a long way though is to remove your wheels and clean them thoroughly then apply a good wheel sealant, Gtechniq C5, Carpro Dlux, Carbon Collective Platinum Wheels etc....

After that, all you need is a shampoo mix to cleam them with.

The sealant is not cheap but will give you 12mths+ protection if, a big IF, you prep your wheels well before applying the sealant.
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Post by DurhamLad1973 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:31 am

RBS Bob wrote:Wonder Wheels Hot Wheels for me.

Don't have to order online. Can be picked up in Halfords, Tesco and other retail stores.
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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by Crafty » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:09 pm

I have the BH stuff too, I don't use it every time, only when there is brake dust stick to the wheels.

I use raceglaze wheel sealant, which seems to work quite well, most of the time all the dirt and muck just rinses off.

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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by Shins » Tue May 09, 2017 8:09 pm

Same as above, BH for 6monthly clean and getting Race Glaze Nano Wheel Sealant to finish.
Got the Angelwax Bilberry too, to try at a later date. :D
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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by D6EML » Tue May 09, 2017 8:27 pm

Iv tried billbery and it's good , I know use revolution-ESPUMA wheel cleaner . Absolutely brilliant wheel cleaner . Iv never used bilt hamber though but heard good things

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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by David 8 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:30 am

RBS Bob wrote:
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:26 am
Wonder Wheels Hot Wheels for me.

Don't have to order online. Can be picked up in Halfords, Tesco and other retail stores.
I use this as a back up, it's not that bad actually. It has that stuff like iron-x that makes your wheels bleed!!
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Re: Wheel cleaner

Post by alex020869 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:05 pm

I cleaned mine using tar and glue remover. Clayed, polished and sealed (both with AG products) then coated with 3 coats of high temp wax. This was done 1 year ago. Never need to use anything other than Turtle wax body shampoo and wheel woolies. Still exceptionally clean on both inside and outside of wheels.
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