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      05-05-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Just curious what products people are using to clean their wheels.
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good post. i have forged Matte black wheels i want to know whats the best for the paint too.
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P21S Gel Wheel cleaner. You can also leave it on over night for those tough to clean brake dust. Really though you can use any autowash soap for the wheels. Just wax or seal it so the next time you clean it, it wont be as difficult.
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      05-05-2008, 06:27 PM   #4
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I use Eagle One All tire and wheel cleaner. Works great!
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Just curious what products people are using to clean their wheels.
Griot's Garage Wheel Cleaner, followed by the sudsy car wash soap with a Oxo wheel brush.
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      05-05-2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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I have tried them all and my fav is P21s wheel gel cleaner. The only down side is the price.
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      05-06-2008, 01:16 AM   #7
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P21s is a great product, if you keep on top of cleaning your wheels all you should need is a GP cleaner, or even better use a wheel sealant then just the wash solution will do the job
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Not sure if this P21S is available down under, but on a more general topic; is it better to use an acid or alkali based cleaner? I usually look for alkaline cleaners, as I figure acid might facilitate corrosion. Is this correct or bollocks?

I currently clean the wheels with a Sonax kit (alkaline wheel cleaner, tire cleaner and a wheel polish) which does make the wheels shine nicely in the sun.
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P21 is safe for matte black finish ?
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