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    confused Wonder Wheels

    I gave my car a good clean yesterday and the wheels needed a bit more than just soapy water. So out come the wonder wheels and within miuntes tghe wheels are all clean again.

    Now the down side - within an hour the discs have a film of rust all over them I've never noticed this before - the discs where cold when I did the wheels - is this normal

    Or should I be using something different

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    Thats normal mate don't worry

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    I clean mine with soap and water, and it is not uncommon for mine to rust to the extent that when I drive off the next day the brakes are "stuck" and you can hear and feel the brake pads releasing, I get a strange look from the neighbours sometimes they wonder what the heck is going on. Ps I find meguires wheel brightener very good for cleaning the wheels.

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    Same as Ed with the sticky discs,sounds horrible when they release.Once you start driving your car the rust dissapears mate.

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    Wonder Wheels is very strong stuff, if you do use it, don't let it dwell for too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elitecarcare View Post
    Wonder Wheels is very strong stuff, if you do use it, don't let it dwell for too long.

    i agree im sure i read a article somewhere stating that although this stuff gets the **** off its harmfull if left on and very harmfull if your wheels have been curbed or are chipped, ive used it once ages ago and it stung my fingers when i was using it , was like acid so i now use it as a paint stripper

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    prob an alkali?

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    In the instructions for wheel cleaners if it says leave for a very short time i try to avoid them as they are normally quite aggressive,slow and gentle for me!

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    dude !

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAV View Post
    was like acid
    That will be because it IS acid.
    Hydrochloric acid to be exact.
    Strangely enough, it says so on the label!!

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