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      05-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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SONAX Full Effect Wheel Cleaner

I order some SONAX Full Effect Wheel Cleaner awhile back and planning on using it when i detail my car in the next couple weeks, I was wondering do i rinse the rims with water first then spray Sonax or don't rinse and spray Sonax
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No, just spray on while cool and dry.
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No, just spray on while cool and dry.
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wear some gloves (latex or nitrile)
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all the directions are on the bottle so there shouldn't be any problems. this stuff is great!
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      05-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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all the directions are on the bottle so there shouldn't be any problems. this stuff is great!
Never had a chance to read the bottle, been trying to use up all my CG wheel cleaners
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all the directions are on the bottle so there shouldn't be any problems. this stuff is great!
I don't recall the bottle saying specifically to not rinse first. I wondered the same and tried both ways, didn't take long to figure out which is more effective! Great product!
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I usually rinse then spray it on.
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I don't recall the bottle saying specifically to not rinse first. I wondered the same and tried both ways, didn't take long to figure out which is more effective! Great product!
Guessing spraying it on without rinsing is more effective?

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I usually rinse then spray it on.
will the sonax still stick to the wheels if you rinse first
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Yes, spray Sonax, let it sit and do its thing for 5 min, then spray off. Agitate before spraying off if necessary. Makes cleaning wheels fun.
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will the sonax still stick to the wheels if you rinse first
It still sticks. You need to scrub the wheel anyway so it'll get wet when you do that. I find it easier to scrub when the surface is wet.
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Yes, spray Sonax, let it sit and do its thing for 5 min, then spray off. Agitate before spraying off if necessary. Makes cleaning wheels fun.
should i wait 5mins before agitate the sonax?
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Yes, spray Sonax, let it sit and do its thing for 5 min, then spray off. Agitate before spraying off if necessary. Makes cleaning wheels fun.
should i wait 5mins before agitate the sonax?
I agitate after spraying, then let it sit for 3-5 min. If you wax your wheels or they're not that dirty you prob don't need to agitate, just spray on and hose off. Good luck!
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should i wait 5mins before agitate the sonax?
When it turns red that is your cue to start rinsing off or use some brushes. If you have sealed your wheels though then you shouldn't really need to use sonax. Just some soap and water will do the trick because all the brake dust will slide off that much easier
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When it turns red that is your cue to start rinsing off or use some brushes. If you have sealed your wheels though then you shouldn't really need to use sonax. Just some soap and water will do the trick because all the brake dust will slide off that much easier
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If you wax your wheels or they're not that dirty you prob don't need to agitate, just spray on and hose off. Good luck!
I was told that if you wax your wheel you probably don't want to use Sonax regularly as it will strip whatever wax you have on there right off.
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Sonax Full Effect and other strong wheel cleaners definitely will strip any kind of wax or sealant you have on the wheels. It's a good idea to reapply protection after cleaning with Full Effect.
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^ This is what I use. Works like a charm.
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I was told that if you wax your wheel you probably don't want to use Sonax regularly as it will strip whatever wax you have on there right off.
I just wax my wheels too, ill just wait until i need to wax it again then use Sonax

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Sonax Full Effect and other strong wheel cleaners definitely will strip any kind of wax or sealant you have on the wheels. It's a good idea to reapply protection after cleaning with Full Effect.
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