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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Cleaning

Creator: Mary Findley, Linda Formichelli | 2009-03-03

They are small and flexible and clean easily around the rims, nuts, and brake holes. Clean aluminum wheels with a metal polish like Flitz, Met-All, or Mary's AlumiBrite. Polishes remove brake dust and oxidation — and, ...

Publisher: Penguin

About this book
Become a green cleaning machine. Fully updated and revised to focus on cleaning the “green” way—naturally, with no chemicals—this guide takes readers room-by- room, teaching them how to clean thoroughly, efficiently, and in an environmentally sound way. New and expanded coverage includes info on making small changes that have a huge impact on cleaning difficult areas, green-ifying personal care products, and more. ·Provides specific cleaning hints and teaches how to clean quickly and efficiently ·Uses only common ingredients, but also provides suggestions for alternatives that readers might like better



112 pages

Corvette Performance Projects 1968-1982

Creator: Tom Benford | 2004-05-03

You may also have mags or aftermarket wheels. Regardless of what your rolling gear is, it has to be cleaned, and your tires have to be dressed, too. I use Busch Chrome Wash and Busch Aluminum Wash on the wheels of my Corvettes, ...

Publisher: Motorbooks

About this book
Of the five generations of Corvettes, the C3 or "shark" models are among the most popular with do-it-yourselfers. Produced from 1968 all the way up to 1982, most C3 Corvettes haven't reached the collector status (and inflated prices) of earlier models. Far from being the black sheep of the Corvette family though, these attractive cars are plentiful (500,000+ were built) and affordable enough that they can be purchased, maintained, and enjoyed by a large spectrum of car lovers. The vast majority are powered by the popular 350ci small block-perhaps the most modified and successful performance engine ever.


Motor trend

Creator: Walter A. Woron | Business & Economics - 1984

Stock, painted wheels are the easiest to care for: just wash them and apply some wax. Chrome, aluminum, and other alloy wheels require more attention. Luckily, there are many fine chemical wheel-care products that make caring for custom ...


Aluminum Directory

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All you need are the right tools and know-how to cleaning aluminum rims that are in these types of conditions. Just by following these simple procedures you can ...

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  • BooYah Clean

    BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. Best Car Wheel Cleaner with Powerful Natural Eco-Friendly Ingredients that Clean, Polish and Shine. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - USA Made and 100% Guaranteed

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (BooYah Clean)

    Rating (9 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    BooYah Clean

    Found your product to be very very good, My rims are clean and they sparkle

    0 4/5 Amazon Customer (Bronx, NY) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. Best Car Wheel Cleaner with Powerful Natural Eco-Friendly Ingredients that Clean, Polish and Shine. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - USA Made and 100% Guaranteed Found your product to be very very good, My rims are clean and they sparkle, I give this product 4 and a half stars, It may be a 5 star depending on the dirt and grime you are trying to remove form rims. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2014

    Crazy not to try it

    0 5/5 Musicman - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. Best Car Wheel Cleaner with Powerful Natural Eco-Friendly Ingredients that Clean, Polish and Shine. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - USA Made and 100% Guaranteed Just would like to say this product does what is says and nothing can be better than that. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 22, 2014

    Excellent product

    0 4/5 Jorge L Berrios - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: BooYah Clean! Wheel Cleaner for Chrome, Aluminum, Alloy Rims 24 oz. Best Car Wheel Cleaner with Powerful Natural Eco-Friendly Ingredients that Clean, Polish and Shine. Easy Spray and Wipe Formula is Safe for All Rim and Wheel Types. BONUS Tire Pressure Gauge Included - USA Made and 100% Guaranteed The product work real good in my wheels, no residue and give me a shine wheel 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 10, 2014
    List Price: $24.99
    Price: $18.95
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    MADE IN THE USA with eco-friendly ingredients that will reveal a deep, lustrous shine on your wheels - without the use of dangerous hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids.
    THE CLEAN YOU WANT - Through the molecular power of this mix of water and plant-based elements, you'll have clean, polished and shining rims without streaks, smudges, or greasy residue. Watch as the high foaming spray instantly break up and dissolve stubborn surface grime and brake dust on contact.
    EASY APPLICATION - Anyone can do it, spray it on, wait 30 seconds, then wipe it dry with a microfiber towel to reveal the shine you've been missing! With no added chemicals, you save water because there is no need to rinse.
    BONUS - For a limited time while supplies last, every purchase receives a FREE tire pressure gauge. So after you've cleaned your wheels, make sure your tire pressures are correct to get the best road performance. A $15 value.
    GUARANTEED TO WORK - LOVE THE RESULTS OR WE'LL SEND YOUR MONEY BACK! We keep it simple... If you don't experience the results you expect from our wheel cleaner, we will give you a full refund. No gimmicks or catch. Give it a try risk free!


  • Bio-Kleen

    Bio-Kleen M00107 Aluminum Cleaner, 32 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Bio-Kleen)
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    Excellent for removing road salt corrosion on your aluminum trailer
    Removes oxidation, stains and discoloration
    For a mirror finish, follow up with an application of Bio-Kleen Renew fiberglass and metal polish
    Cleans and brightens aluminum and metal surfaces on your boat, RV and trailer
    Contains corrosion inhibitors to keep rust from returning


  • Meguiar's

    Meguiar's G14324 Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)
    List Price: $6.99
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    Gentle cleaning agents won't harm wheels; The sprayer tip uses a locking mechanism that must be depressed prior to turning the spray tip from the OFF to ON position
    Extreme clean foam grabs the wheel's surface
    Safe, least-aggressive cleaner
    Meguiar's Hot Rims aluminum wheel cleaner safely cleans uncoated, polished, anodized aluminum or alloy wheels
    Safe on uncoated aluminum and other sensitive materials


  • AnytimeTools

    Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME

    Home Improvement (AnytimeTools)

    Rating (106 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    AnytimeTools

    When the PowerBall won't cut it.

    Unfortunately, or perhaps, foolishly, I own three vehicles with polished aluminum wheels. They are all custom wheels with no lacquer finish to protect them. One is a 4X4 (Isuzu Trooper) that sees duty in all kinds of weather. One is a "classic car" that is generally protected and the last is a PU which is always subject to weather.The Trooper was driven to Kansas City this last winter when they were having some of the worst snow and ice in MO for many years. That meant road salt and other ice melting chemicals were in use while the Trooper racked up more than a thousand miles of driving. The (forged Centerline) wheels were inundated and only washed once before spring. Needless to say, they suffered considerable corrosion before I had a chance to clean and polish them.I had been using the PowerBall to polish the Centerlines, and in the East Tennessee climate, they would become only moderately corroded through the winter and the PowerBall (along with a great deal... 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) Unfortunately, or perhaps, foolishly, I own three vehicles with polished aluminum wheels. They are all custom wheels with no lacquer finish to protect them. One is a 4X4 (Isuzu Trooper) that sees duty in all kinds of weather. One is a "classic car" that is generally protected and the last is a PU which is always subject to weather.The Trooper was driven to Kansas City this last winter when they were having some of the worst snow and ice in MO for many years. That meant road salt and other ice melting chemicals were in use while the Trooper racked up more than a thousand miles of driving. The (forged Centerline) wheels were inundated and only washed once before spring. Needless to say, they suffered considerable corrosion before I had a chance to clean and polish them.I had been using the PowerBall to polish the Centerlines, and in the East Tennessee climate, they would become only moderately corroded through the winter and the PowerBall (along with a great deal... Read more, August 17, 2010

    Buffing Aluminum

    0 5/5 Dale - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) I used this kit to polish 4 American Racing rims that were polished but had oxidation marks from my car sitting outside 1 Ohio winter. I first tried a Mothers PowerCone but the foam prevented concentrating the buffing pressure. This buffing kit did the trick. The various shapes and diameters made it possible to reach 99% of the nooks but after the 2nd wheel they started to flatten out preventing getting every nook. I suggest buying 2 kits if you're doing 4 wheels. I bought a second buffing kit from the local Harbor Freight to finish the last 2 wheels. If your rims are not heavily oxidized then the Mothers PowerCone will get the job done. Also, because the metal polish is grease based it's a messy job. Use old clothes and wear rubber gloves or you might end up spending more time cleaning up than polishing. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 26, 2010

    One time use

    0 2/5 vet 66 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Anytime Tools POLISH BUFFING KIT for Mag Wheels, MANIFOLD, ALUMINUM, Stainless Steel, CHROME (Tools & Home Improvement) These are good for one use only.If you try to wash them they fall apart.Don't know what else to say 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 1, 2011
    List Price: $42.00
    Use with any drill (drill in photo is not included)
    Shanks are 1/4" round and continue with hex shape so it does not slip on your drill.
    Specially designed for polishing recessed aread such as mag wheels, motorcycle wheels manifolds
    Shine your faded wheels, manifolds etc. with this Great PROFESSIONAL GRADE KIT!


  • BlueMagic

    Blue Magic 785K Supreme Wheel and Tire Care Kit

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (BlueMagic)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    BlueMagic

    Get's rid of brake well and long lasting shine on the tires

    0 5/5 Birm (St Petersburg, Florida) - See all my reviews This review is from: Blue Magic 785K Supreme Wheel and Tire Care Kit (Automotive) I purchased the Blue Magic Kit from Advanced Auto to use on my powdercoated black 20" wheels I have on my 2012 Camaro. I have tried everything and the sink but the brake dust from the Brembo's is insane! Well, this seemed to solve the problem for the most part. Obviously you need to maintain them but this does break it up well, and the tire shine. Mine is roughly 3weeks in now (been raining here in Florida) and there is still a decent shine on my tires. Not that dirty reddish brown look. So to date, this is the best product I have been able to find to clean my wheels/tires.Well worth the money in my opinion. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 24, 2012

    Works

    First off let me say Im not a fan of Bluemagic products. I think there are better products out there. But I needed some wheel cleaner and a small brush so I thought I would give this kit a try.After reading the directions It goes on like most other wheel cleaner. 1. spray the wheel with water to knock off any large particles. 2. spray the wheel and tire with the cleaner wait 30 seconds 3. start scrubbing the wheel with the supplied brush ( I sprayed mine down with water before using it)4. when through scrubbing the wheel start on the tire paying extra attention to any white lettering. 5. spray down the wheel and tire (also the brush).I found it did a good job of breaking down the brake dust and road grime. After a little bit of brushing the spray down reviled a clean wheel and tire, even the white lettering was clean.I cannot comment on the metal polish and spray tire dressing with the kit. But if the meal polish is the same as the full size version there... 4/5 Jason Robinson "jr" (Mt. Juliet,TN) - See all my reviews This review is from: Blue Magic 785K Supreme Wheel and Tire Care Kit (Automotive) First off let me say Im not a fan of Bluemagic products. I think there are better products out there. But I needed some wheel cleaner and a small brush so I thought I would give this kit a try.After reading the directions It goes on like most other wheel cleaner. 1. spray the wheel with water to knock off any large particles. 2. spray the wheel and tire with the cleaner wait 30 seconds 3. start scrubbing the wheel with the supplied brush ( I sprayed mine down with water before using it)4. when through scrubbing the wheel start on the tire paying extra attention to any white lettering. 5. spray down the wheel and tire (also the brush).I found it did a good job of breaking down the brake dust and road grime. After a little bit of brushing the spray down reviled a clean wheel and tire, even the white lettering was clean.I cannot comment on the metal polish and spray tire dressing with the kit. But if the meal polish is the same as the full size version there... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 19, 2012

    Great Value

    0 5/5 Rodolfo - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Blue Magic 785K Supreme Wheel and Tire Care Kit (Automotive) For the do-It-Yourself detailer, this is a great starter kit. Great way to introduce this brand to the public. It did not disappoint me!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 18, 2014
    List Price: $14.99
    Dissolves grease grime and brake dust
    Kit includes wheel and tire cleaner, tire shine, metal polish, microfiber cloth and wheel brush
    Long-lasting shine
    Special Shipping Information: This item cannot be returned and has additional shipping restrictions
    Safe for all wheels and tires


  • MOTHERS

    Mothers 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (MOTHERS)

    Rating (260 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    MOTHERS

    Mothers Vs. Simichrome

    My father bought me a tube of Simichrome some years back. The stuff produces a luster in metal so well that I didn't want to change products. But when I looked into getting an 8oz tub of Simichrome (smaller than the 10oz tub of Mothers listed here), I realized that it's more than three times the price. Now I'm trying Mothers after having used Simichrome for years. I know how Simichrome smells, how it acts on metals, how much to use, and how far how much you use can go on the type of metal it is used. Mothers polish is an affective product; it does what they say it does. It puts a very nice luster on metal. However, compared to Simichrome, it doesn't do as well on the relatively harder metals such as the brass of a bullet casing; the bullet casing was a test. Simichrome seems to have finer grits and a more concentrated concoction of chemicals. As a result, it takes less work and less polish to achieve a superior luster.In essence: Simichrome provides a better (more... 4/5 M. Duran "Matthew R. Duran" (USA) - See all my reviews, October 23, 2012

    Great Product. But BE CAREFUL!!!

    0 5/5 K N - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mothers 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz. (Automotive) Overall a great product. However, be careful if you're polishing a part that's only coated with a thin layer of metal because the metal will be gone. As the case with my chrome headlight housing. I baked apart the headlight assembly to polish the oxidized chrome inside only to end up buying a new headlight. So be careful. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 20, 2010

    Almost magic - and that's the problem

    I bought this product last summer to restore some vintage kitchen canisters made of brushed aluminum. It's almost magic, but in a way that's a problem. I literally spent a day polishing one canister, because I just couldn't ever get to the point where my rags and paper towels weren't continuing to pick up dark oxidized material from the surface. This stuff is so effective, that at some point, you just have to realize that there will always be a microscopically thin layer of oxidation and call it good. The challenge is to leave an even surface without darker or lighter spots. If you start saying "I'm just going to work on that little spot some more", then that little spot will be shiny enough to blind a sniper at two miles, but then it's shinier than everything else, so you you need to work on the other parts for awhile and...well, you see what I mean.I agree that it stinks to high heaven, but I use it in my kitchen anyway. Hey, the two rolls of used reeking paper... 5/5 Park City teacher (Park City, Utah, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mothers 05101 Mag & Aluminum Polish - 10 oz. (Automotive) I bought this product last summer to restore some vintage kitchen canisters made of brushed aluminum. It's almost magic, but in a way that's a problem. I literally spent a day polishing one canister, because I just couldn't ever get to the point where my rags and paper towels weren't continuing to pick up dark oxidized material from the surface. This stuff is so effective, that at some point, you just have to realize that there will always be a microscopically thin layer of oxidation and call it good. The challenge is to leave an even surface without darker or lighter spots. If you start saying "I'm just going to work on that little spot some more", then that little spot will be shiny enough to blind a sniper at two miles, but then it's shinier than everything else, so you you need to work on the other parts for awhile and...well, you see what I mean.I agree that it stinks to high heaven, but I use it in my kitchen anyway. Hey, the two rolls of used reeking paper... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 23, 2011
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    Gentle enough to use on a regular basis
    Regular use provides a long lasting benefit to your vehicle
    Easy to apply
    Apply with a clean cloth and a little elbow grease for a shine


  • Sonax

    Sonax (230200-755) Wheel Cleaner Full Effect - 16.9 fl. oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Sonax)

    Rating (450 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Sonax

    Works great, smells awful.

    So I've been reading all over that this stuff is supposed to be the best to clean the brake dust off of wheels and, at $15 a bottle, it's fairly cheap compared to some of the other stuff out there. Because my BMW 3 series has such a ridiculous amount of brake dust generated by the stock pads and also because it's winter in Minnesota here, I thought I'd give it a shot. I am not going to compare it to the run of the mill wheel cleaners as you get at Target or Walmart, but to more of the higher end cleaners that pro detailers would use. At this price point, $15 is a pretty good deal. And besides, if you need more there is a 5L bottle for sale too... :)With that said, it really works great. You spray it on and it goes on neon green to show you where all you have sprayed it. Once you spray it on and it gets a chance to do it's work it starts to turn blood red to show you that it is cleaning up all the iron particles on your wheels. It looks like you just ran over a small... 4/5 Sameer Pai - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sonax (230200-755) Wheel Cleaner Full Effect - 16.9 fl. oz. (Automotive) So I've been reading all over that this stuff is supposed to be the best to clean the brake dust off of wheels and, at $15 a bottle, it's fairly cheap compared to some of the other stuff out there. Because my BMW 3 series has such a ridiculous amount of brake dust generated by the stock pads and also because it's winter in Minnesota here, I thought I'd give it a shot. I am not going to compare it to the run of the mill wheel cleaners as you get at Target or Walmart, but to more of the higher end cleaners that pro detailers would use. At this price point, $15 is a pretty good deal. And besides, if you need more there is a 5L bottle for sale too... :)With that said, it really works great. You spray it on and it goes on neon green to show you where all you have sprayed it. Once you spray it on and it gets a chance to do it's work it starts to turn blood red to show you that it is cleaning up all the iron particles on your wheels. It looks like you just ran over a small... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 21, 2011

    Incredible

    Rarely is a product worth five stars. This stuff is.I hate washing cars. Much like shaving, it's time you will never get back and adds nothing to your life, at least not mine. So, I wash my cars very infrequently. I like when they're clean, but I hate wasting the time to do it.So, I let my 2011 M3 go for about six months. As you probably know, the brake pads BMW uses leave horribly robust brake dust. It's nearly impossible to remove with anything--chemicals, abrasives, whatever. This is how my wheels looked.So, I didn't have much hope for this chemical. It came recommended on one of the forums. I bought it, figuring how I had nothing to lose except a little money.Removed the wheel from the car, sprayed it on cold. Let it sit for about 3-5 min. The stuff turns crimson red as it reacts with the brake dust. Then you rinse it off. I then took a sponge and soap and washed the wheel. The residue that remained came off easily and... 5/5 T. Serrano (Falls Church VA) - See all my reviews, January 6, 2013

    Great Cleaner that removed Yellow Brake residue safely

    0 5/5 Mark Sloobda (MARYSVILLE, OH, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sonax (230200-755) Wheel Cleaner Full Effect - 16.9 fl. oz. (Automotive) I was a little skeptical of this product initially with its price. I had a yellow goo on my aluminum wheels from the brakes that was refusing to come off. I sprayed this on dry wheel, let it sit for 5 minutes till it turned blood red, used a toothbrush for about 2 minutes per wheel. power washed off and the results were awesome. I would buy again however I will by the $100 size because its a way better deal than buying the smaller bottle. I will post a pic too of before and after 0, May 21, 2014
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    Acid-free and pH balanced formulation
    Safe on painted; anodized and clear coated wheels
    Great results on high-end aluminum and alloys
    Safe for use on wheels various wheel finishes
    Turns red as dirt and grime is penetrated


  • MOTHERS

    Mothers 06024 Polished Aluminum Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (MOTHERS)
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    Gentle, yet effective
    This item is not for sale in Catalina Island
    Mothers Aluminum Wheel Cleaner is formulated to safely and easily clean uncoated polished aluminum and anodized wheels
    Works great on painted, clearcoated, color coated, steel, modular, chrome, custom or factory coated wheels and hubcaps
    Its unique spray on, hose off design safely penetrates, dissolves and suspends all types of brake dust, grease, dirt, and grime, making rinsing a snap


  • Chemical Guys

    Chemical Guys WAC303 Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant - 8 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Chemical Guys)

    Rating (106 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Chemical Guys

    Hard to apply and remove. Doesn't work well

    There are two bmw's in my driveway that i tested this product on. On both cars, i put this stuff on the passenger side and on the other, Armor All Wheel Protectant. the WAC Wheel Guard is applied and removed like wax. You put it on, let it dry, then remove it with a cloth. It's very time consuming, but it'd be worth it if it worked well. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well compared to the Armor All, which you just spray on.After a few days, there's brake dust everywhere. Rinsing with a hose removes some of the dust, but leaves little round specs of brake dust all over the wheel. Actually looks like rust spots (but they are brake dust mini-clumps.) In my opinion, it's worse than if i'd done nothing.For my application, the armor-all works better than this product (but still not more than a week or so. Automatic car washes seem to remove the barrier effects). I've also done the same comparison to Maguire's hot wheel barrier. Armor all is better. If anyone... 2/5 TimM (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chemical Guys WAC303 Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant - 8 oz. (Automotive) There are two bmw's in my driveway that i tested this product on. On both cars, i put this stuff on the passenger side and on the other, Armor All Wheel Protectant. the WAC Wheel Guard is applied and removed like wax. You put it on, let it dry, then remove it with a cloth. It's very time consuming, but it'd be worth it if it worked well. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well compared to the Armor All, which you just spray on.After a few days, there's brake dust everywhere. Rinsing with a hose removes some of the dust, but leaves little round specs of brake dust all over the wheel. Actually looks like rust spots (but they are brake dust mini-clumps.) In my opinion, it's worse than if i'd done nothing.For my application, the armor-all works better than this product (but still not more than a week or so. Automatic car washes seem to remove the barrier effects). I've also done the same comparison to Maguire's hot wheel barrier. Armor all is better. If anyone... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 25, 2012

    I want to believe

    0 1/5 Marty (WA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Chemical Guys WAC303 Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant - 8 oz. (Automotive) I bought this product hoping that it would help keep brake dust off my chrome wheels or at least make it easier to clean the brake dust off them. I applied it to the left wheels of my car and not on the right after polishing all four wheels. I put a thin layer on the front left wheel like the instructions say and a thick layer on the rear left wheel for comparison. After about a month, both sides looked dirty. It may have been the lighting on the left side, but the left side actually looked a little dirtier than the right side. After putting my car through an automatic car wash I found that all four chrome wheels were very shiny on the outside areas, but all four still had brake dust stuck in the corners of the spokes of the wheels that I still need to clean. Bummer! I want to believe, but the product doesn't seem to do anything. I might just use it for polishing/cleaning only. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 22, 2013

    Smells Strong - like chemicals

    Customer Video Review Length:: 0:18 MinsChemical Guys - yes this wax smells like it was made from a lot of chemicals. The first thing I was greeted with upon opening the jar was the smell of a cheap car wash. This has the strongest nastiest sweet orange / grape / apple odor I've ever smelled in my life. I've used a ton of waxes and none have ever smelled like this.The product is a goo, actually it is exactly the consistency of GoJo, that stuff you use to clean your hands when you are a hard working mechanic. The container is a cold cream jar, in fact they included a plastic inner lid that is the same they use for cold cream.The wax goes on reasonably easy. It is orange, so it is reasonably easy to see when applied to a wheel. If I had wheels with a ton of crevices and small areas to cover - I'd hate this product. Because it is goo like, it is hard to control how much you get on an applicator. On wheels this is a nasty problem - too much wax and you'll leave... 2/5 Daniel G. Lebryk (Chicago) - See all my reviews, December 23, 2014
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    Makes cleaning your wheels easy
    Protects against brake dust, heat, acid raid, water spots, airborne fall out and road contaminants
    Works on all wheels and leaves a durable protective coating on wheels
    It gives a extreme shine and high gloss protection to the wheel and rim
    Delivers an unmatched high gloss dripping wet shine to wheels and rims


  • Meguiar's

    Meguiar's G9524 Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz.

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Meguiar's)

    Rating (155 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Meguiar's

    This is what I was looking for to clean my wheels.

    This cleaner works well. It is not magic and simply applying it and rinsing off doesn't really do the trick. Although, I guess if you were crazy and did that daily it would work, but who does that?Personally, I try to wash my car weekly. Some weeks it doesn't happen, but mostly it does. I've found that this spray is easy to apply after having just washed the car and then I use a brush on the wheels before rinsing it all off. The spray goes on easy as a nice foam and all four tires of my mustang seem to take just a little fluid out of the bottle implying a large number of wheel washings per bottle. I have only used it three times so far and the fluid level is nearly at the "looks like it just came from the store" level.As with cleaning anything, keeping a regular routine just makes the cleaning easier and faster. If your wheels are really dirty and you don't clean them frequently then expect to apply this cleaner more than once and to use a little more... 5/5 C. Zimmerman "train nut, shutter bug, compute... (Mechanicsburg, PA United States) - See all my reviews, July 14, 2008

    The Good Stuff

    0 5/5 Dan Ya ME "Dan" (San Diego, California) - See all my reviews This review is from: Meguiar's G9524 Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Automotive) This Stuff really works when you use it right. Something that should be mentioned is that you may(and more likely than not)need to "agitate with a brush." It also cleans your tires a lot better than I expected. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 30, 2006

    From an automotive detailer...

    I too am an automotive detailer, I've used this product for quite some time. It used to be called all wheel cleaner but is not called all wheel and tire cleaner.I don't get the negative reviews, this product works great for many applications. Applications as in, wheels, tires, and even plastic wheel wells where gritty dirt accumulates.Wet the wheel down, make sure it's cold, you don't want to apply this or anything for that matter to an extremely hot surface.. Work one wheel at a time, rinse, apply product, let sit a few seconds SCRUB the tire and wheel with a SOFT to MODERATE bristle brush, and rinse away... You shouldn't have a problem and you should see a dramatic improvement.Cons: this stuff isn't cheap and it doesn't last for more than about 3 sets of 4 tires and wheels. Use it only when completely necessary. If you wash your car often DON'T use this all of the time unless your budget is better than mine. Use your car wash detergent or... 4/5 Michael Bremer (MCHENRY, IL, US) - See all my reviews This review is from: Meguiar's G9524 Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner - 24 oz. (Automotive) I too am an automotive detailer, I've used this product for quite some time. It used to be called all wheel cleaner but is not called all wheel and tire cleaner.I don't get the negative reviews, this product works great for many applications. Applications as in, wheels, tires, and even plastic wheel wells where gritty dirt accumulates.Wet the wheel down, make sure it's cold, you don't want to apply this or anything for that matter to an extremely hot surface.. Work one wheel at a time, rinse, apply product, let sit a few seconds SCRUB the tire and wheel with a SOFT to MODERATE bristle brush, and rinse away... You shouldn't have a problem and you should see a dramatic improvement.Cons: this stuff isn't cheap and it doesn't last for more than about 3 sets of 4 tires and wheels. Use it only when completely necessary. If you wash your car often DON'T use this all of the time unless your budget is better than mine. Use your car wash detergent or... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 21, 2012
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    Spray on & hose off
    24 oz spray
    Loosens and dissolves brake dust, road grime
    Safe for all wheels
    The sprayer tip uses a locking mechanism that must be depressed prior to turning the spray tip from the OFF to ON position


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