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    Question Cleaning Alloys

    Can anyone recommend a product for cleaning alloys?

    Or, any products to avoid at all costs??

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    Avoid Wonder Wheels. Way too aggressive.

    I use Very Cherry from Autobrite followed by Chemical guys wheel guard. There are lots of products that are very simillar.

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    I have tried loads and have settled on Autosmart G101 diluted at about 6:1 if the alloys are caked and 10:1 if it is a weekly normal wash, that way the 5 litre drum has lasted so far two years! so great value

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    Billberry Wheel cleaner gets my vote! Just avoid acid based products and you'll be fine.

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    I've got something called "Alloy Wheel Clean Kit" by a company called Comma. Is that any good or okay to use?

    I can't find anything on the packaging to say what's in it.???

    BTW, how do I create a footer for my forum posts??

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    I drive 1000+ miles between washes as I have a company car & go all over the country with my work, as such my wheels are caked in brake dust. I bought a few of the Comma kits from Wilkinsons when they were selling them off at 2/3 off, my old vec with 18" alloys had 85,000 miles after 2 1/2 years & the wheels were still near perfect. I tried "Very Cherry" but found it ineffective on my wheels.

    When I'd ran out of the usual cleaners I tried Cillit-bang kitchen cleaner & I've been using that on my Avensis for the last 12 months!

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    I've discovered from Commaoil's website that their Alloy Wheel Clean product has a pH of about 0.7.

    I'm a bit concerned having used this on my 2010 Insignia alloys...

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    Tesco :
    Rubber gloves
    Roll of blue cloths (cheapest that Tesco have)
    Tesco Wheel cleaner

    Spray about 60% of the contents on the wheels and leave for about 10 minutes
    Immerse the blue cloths in hot water and wipe the alloy wheel
    Use 1 blue cloth per wheel
    Reapply wheel cleaner for stubborn dirt, typically the front, and repeat

    I do this about twice a year

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    i must be a cheap skate, i use a wash&wax on my alloys at the week ends and use a wax u get from the local pound shop lol

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    what about this ? and put some in a wee squirty bottle

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Platinum-Alloy...item1e5963d079

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