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    Cleaning Alloy wheels.

    What's the best product to use to clean silver alloys like the ones below? Household product or not.





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    Paint Thinner, Engine Cleaner is a good one... remove alot of the road grease... then good old fashioned Alloy Wax

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    Wonder Wheels,
    works excellent, but your better off buying it from B&Q at the mo it's about £5.00.

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    Been told MR Muscle oven cleaner works wonders?

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    on my car & motorbike i use.. Swarfega Alloy( wheel cleaner) removes the most stuborn shite like..brake dust oil grease ect £6.99 a litre

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    would a clay bar be any good at removing brake dust?
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    Wonder Wheels is now in my sin bin. It has knackered all the alloys I've had over my life, darn corrosive stuff that slowly strips the laquer off and eats into any chips or scratches. Will never touch it again.

    MukOff do an alloy wheel cleaner which is alkaline and works superbly, spray, leave a few mins, wash off. Job done. Used to be sold for cleaning mountain bikes but was re-packaged for alloy cleaning a few years ago. Highly recommended by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zafgsi View Post
    would a clay bar be any good at removing brake dust?
    Only if you wash the wheels first, as surface brake dust will scratch the wheels, clay will remove any leftover bonded contaminants.

    I use Meg's Wheel Brightener, £18odd from www.cleanyourcar.co.uk for a gallon, and you dilute it 4:1.

    Don't use paint thinner, you'll damage the wheels.
    Gaz

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