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    Alloy cleaner

    I've got the standard Vauxhall Alloys on my car at the moment and after three days of ownership the front wheels are filthy with brake dust, what is the best alloy cleaner? I was in Halfords today but there was to many different kinds to choose from. Any advice?

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    I use Meguiars Hot Rims, its a nice safe acid free cleaner that brings my standard 10 spoke SRi alloys up a treat. East to use, spray on wash off.
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    wonder wheels is quite simply amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by polarbert
    wonder wheels is quite simply amazing!
    no doubt someone will correct me if i'm wrong but i'm sure Wonder Wheels is an acid based product and will damage the finish on ya wheels
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    quite right butch, wonder wheels is a tad harsh for most wheels. Meguiars is a good bet.

    Autoglym again is very harsh as is turtle wax.
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    I bought the Meguiars and it's brought my alloys up a treat, thanks for the recommendation. Am just waiting to get my wash mit before I can make the rest of the car as shiny. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSI_Butch
    no doubt someone will correct me if i'm wrong but i'm sure Wonder Wheels is an acid based product and will damage the finish on ya wheels
    Very true, is is an acid based cleaner and is far harsher than Meguiars... Acid based cleaners are ok on lacquered alloy wheels, but not on un-lacquered, split-rim or chrome wheels. I always find using Meguiars is best cause its safe on all wheel types...
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    So you lot use the Meguiars "Hot Rims" stuff to clean ya rims ??
    do ya use it the same as the highly acidic, rim damaging wonder wheels ??
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    Is it me or is the Meguiars a tad expensive ?

    Only used a bottle to clean both wheels about four times and it was empty.

    I was only giving a five squirts to a wheel as well!

    At £6.99 a bottle, we need something cheaper!

    I'll have a look on a few websites to see if there is anything else.

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    O.Z. Recommend soap and water chaps - a very cheap alternative to what's on the market at the minute


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