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Just wondering what everyone else uses.

I used to use 'Wonder Wheels' thought it was a great product (came with a little brush and all) then it dissapeared off the shelves.

Now Turtle Wax have released something that is exactley the same with the brush and all. Did they buy them out or something? Anyway, it works just as well so that will be my new one going forward.
 

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I bought that wonder wheels one time, i thought it was usless, herd people on about it again so i give it another go, still crap, maybe it was a bad bottle! its still lying in the shed, I use this stuff in a spray bottle now not sure what the name of it is.

a good strong mix of ferry liquid is just as good sometimes!
 

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QUOTE (VwDan @ Dec 23 2005, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I bought that wonder wheels one time, i thought it was usless, herd people on about it again so i give it another go, still crap, maybe it was a bad bottle! its still lying in the shed, I use this stuff in a spray bottle now not sure what the name of it is.

a good strong mix of ferry liquid is just as good sometimes!

Really, I think that any other stuff I've used doesn't have a scratch on the WW. I have found that its really important to rinse off well while it is still very wet or else there will be a residue.
 

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I wouldn't use any of those harsh detergents like wonder wheels etc. It's not good for the lacquer on the wheels and would make shit of any polished surfaces like outer rims on splits.

I just use a soft cloth and whatever car shampoo I am washing the car with. Fairly liquid works quite well but is full of salt so not the best to be using on your car either.
 

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I use the Autoglym wheel cleaner. I got it in a 5 litre container and it's meant to be diluted. There are very strict instructions regarding its use, but all I know is that when I powerhose the wheels, a little bit of the brake dust comes off. When I spray on the cleaner and leave it for a minute and then hose them again, it all comes off with no brushing or rubbing required. I don't know anything much about the long term effects on the wheels though the container is specific about how long NOT to leave the wheels before rinsing it off. It's also highly painful to get into a cut, or the get fine mist into your eyes or throat. Trust me I know!!
 

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Any acidic based substance will be effective, but you dont really want to use it that often, I found cleaning the wheels and waxing them afterwards would help reduce the amount of brake dust, and also ease the cleaning process. Only use the wonder wheels or similar once every 2nd or 3rd wash.

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I've used MC2 or Virosol for about 18 months now and it's great. Has an orangey smell and is not acid based, more of a citrus cleaner... You mix it 1:10 with water.
 

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I bought a Meguairs wheel cleaning brush and it works a treat, it saves your fingers too and dont need a wheel cleaner.......

I bought a 5l bottle of detergent from a motor factors and a bottle from woodies that you can pump to spray and use that to apply the detergent onto the car and wheels also, handy
 

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I use turtle wax brake dust barrier after cleaning the wheels with water and a double dose of car wash mix, the brake dust barrier seems to put a surface on the wheels so the brake dust just rinses off.
 
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