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    hi,i was wondering what would be the best stuff to clean up my alloys,bought the car a couple of months ago,just hasnt been any good weather to get her completely clean,whoever had it before me musnt have bother too much with the wheels,parts are looking a bit 'brown' on it from the brake dust

    any good suggestions very much appreciated

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    I have used wonder wheels before with good results on baked on brake dust. Quite expensive but worth it.

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165682

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    I use Tescos own alloy wheel cleaner its not to stong and cleans off all the brake dust, works well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel Dude View Post
    I use Tescos own alloy wheel cleaner its not to stong and cleans off all the brake dust, works well
    Yes, I recommend this product too, which works perfectly well for light brake dust
    Before use, jet wash the wheels

    Make sure you wear rubber gloves
    Apply water, to loosen remaining surface dirt
    Spray starting at top
    Leave for 5 minutes
    Use a handsized sponge
    Use clean water
    Repeat process if required

    If there is an extreme amount of brake dust, take car to the jet wash, then use Tesco bleach and wash off as soon as you have applied it to all four wheels

    Dry the wheels and apply wheel wax to reseal the wax that has been stripped by the cleaning agents
    Most are acid based

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    Most propriety wheel cleaners will work well, if the brake dust is really baked in Wonder Wheels Acid wheel cleaner is the best bet, if you still have staining after using that your going to need to use polish to try to cut the staining out.
    Last edited by Das; 9th February 2011 at 00:04.

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    cheers guys for the replys,spent today doing my car,2 washes,chamois,removed all tar spots,a bit of rubbing compound here & there to remove some scores,megs swirl remover,then auto glym ultra deep shine,calipers done...........porsche red,glass cleaned & polished,plastics done inside & out,washed the wheels,a wee rub with petrol to remove tar,so tomorrow its wonder wheels,then a gooat coat of polish,i take it this stuff is strong? have noticed a couple of bubble spots on the wheels,so best not to leave this stuff on for too long then

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    I use Autosmart G101 diluted 6:1 when they are very grimy and brake dust covered, otherwise it is 10:1 G101 APC
    I have an old wash mit for the outer faces, a kent wheel brush for inside the rims and some old kitchen sponges to do the backs of the spokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by farley2708 View Post
    so tomorrow its wonder wheels,then a gooat coat of polish,i take it this stuff is strong? have noticed a couple of bubble spots on the wheels,so best not to leave this stuff on for too long then
    Yea its strong. Best bet is to brush it in with the brush provided, you will pretty much see it working straight away.

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    when you going to do mine ? lol

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    i use bilberry pink stuff from ebay, works a treat, and smells nice too lol

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