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    Hi all, the alloys on my Vectra are in need of a good clean, tar like deposits are accumulating on my spokes and I need to get them off, anyone reccommend a good product to do the job?

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    I've used Autobrite wheel cleaner in the past and sealed my alloys,so all i use now is APC and they come up a treat,there is lots of makes around The Bilberry very cherry i think its called has good reviews too,do a google search for Bilberry or Auto brite and you'll have lots of choice,good luck......

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    Snow foam em first, wash then spray with Autoglym alloy cleaner leave for 10 mins, agitate witha brush or rough sponge. clean off

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    i just use soapy water and elbow greese as i dont trust anything else on my snowflakes

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    give it a try, it works a treat, and leaves the wheels gleaming, and it MUCH cheaper than alloy wheel cleaner

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    only one I would buy is wonder wheels, after seeing a few being used & nothing came close. However it is known to be quite harsh, so if your alloys are old/beginning to flake avoid!

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    auto glm intensive tar remover is superb for this and removing any glue/sticker/tar residue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big rich View Post
    i just use soapy water and elbow greese as i dont trust anything else on my snowflakes
    What's with the new avatar m8, looks a bit scary? .... ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorlander View Post
    only one I would buy is wonder wheels, after seeing a few being used & nothing came close. However it is known to be quite harsh, so if your alloys are old/beginning to flake avoid!
    That's the only one I wouldn't buy. lol

    I used Chemical guys TFR diluted 20:1 (That's all it needed) to remove baked on cow muck and tar spots on some Irmscher alloys. Very Cherry wouldn't shift it which is a first.

    I'd use WW as a one off but loads and loads and loads and loads and loads of water afterwards same as the TFR. WW is very strong.

    Apply a decent wheel wax or sealent afterwards and they will be much easier to clean next time.

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