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      10-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #23
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I use P21s gel with a Daytona wheel brush for the barrels and Mcguiers wheel brush for the spokes. It takes about 5 minutes or so per wheel. I seal with Klass sealant.
+1. I do the same, minus the Klass.
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      10-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #24
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our shop prefers Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner plus either the Wheel Woolies or the EZ-Detail Brush for the inner wheels.

A good rim sealant will also help out with future cleanings.

Wolf's Rim Shield is the hot one right now.
Hi. I just bought the sonax and wolf's. So I should apply wolf's after I have washed the wheels thoroughly with sonax and cleaned them right? After how long of applying wolf's should I wash the wheels with sonax again? Thanks!
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      10-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #25
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Hi. I just bought the sonax and wolf's. So I should apply wolf's after I have washed the wheels thoroughly with sonax and cleaned them right? After how long of applying wolf's should I wash the wheels with sonax again? Thanks!
That's correct do a thorough cleaning with sonax then apply wolfs rim sealant. The sealant should last you a few months where all you need is soap and water to clean the rims. Don't use sonax on them again or else it will damage the protection of wolfs sealant. Look at the water beading on your rims and try to use that as a guide of when to reapply the sealant
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      10-20-2012, 01:41 AM   #26
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Hi. I just bought the sonax and wolf's. So I should apply wolf's after I have washed the wheels thoroughly with sonax and cleaned them right? After how long of applying wolf's should I wash the wheels with sonax again? Thanks!
I usually wait a day or so before washing the wheels.
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      10-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #27
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I use Sonax with good results

Even better is Meguiars wheel brightener, really strong stuff. Works like a charm. There can be some trouble with tar stuck on the wheels. I used Thinner ( white spirit) for the stubborn spots

I treated my 220 with Chemical Guys Wheel guard. Gives a really smooth surface and smells great :-) Wonder how long it will last.
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      10-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #28
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That's correct do a thorough cleaning with sonax then apply wolfs rim sealant. The sealant should last you a few months where all you need is soap and water to clean the rims. Don't use sonax on them again or else it will damage the protection of wolfs sealant. Look at the water beading on your rims and try to use that as a guide of when to reapply the sealant
Thanks man!
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      10-23-2012, 12:22 PM   #29
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Thanks man!
anytime! let me know if you need help with anything else
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      10-23-2012, 02:05 PM   #30
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nothing but soap and water touch my wheels...
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      11-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #31
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I would like to suggest you the Shield All Wheel Protectant. It really works awesome. I like the shiny wheels so thats why i choose this one. may be it also help you to cleaning your car's wheels. Its not expensive. On amazon it only $7.75. I think you should just try it once. Have look on it. here is the picture of the spray

I tried Sonax before and made the switch to Griot's Garage Heavy Duty Wheel cleaner. Works just as good, cheaper, and doesn't smell as bad.

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...ortby=ourPicks

Then I finish it with the armor all wheel protectant.
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Sonax Full effect is by far the best cleaner ive used

Make sure you use it on a cool surface
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A good rim sealant will also help out with future cleanings.

Wolf's Rim Shield is the hot one right now.
Is this product safe on chrome lips? Or only safe on the wheel face?
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      11-11-2012, 06:04 PM   #34
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Is this product safe on chrome lips? Or only safe on the wheel face?
Should be
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Btw, finally invested in a pressure washer (Karcher). It makes a HUGE difference in how effective the SONAX wheel cleaner works. Takes so much more brake dust off.
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What's a good over the counter wheel cleaners you guys recommend for aftermarket wheels with a polish lip? I used some type of mothers wheel cleaner and it made the lips look hazy and oxidized.
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      12-18-2012, 11:54 AM   #37
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What's a good over the counter wheel cleaners you guys recommend for aftermarket wheels with a polish lip? I used some type of mothers wheel cleaner and it made the lips look hazy and oxidized.
I'm not sure if griots is considered over the counter but their wheel cleaner works great. Ordering online has become so simple check out some sites because there are tons of options to choose from
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Turtle Wax All Wheel & Tire Cleaner with Wax

http://www.turtlewax.com/tirewheelhu...eaner-with-wax

This is what I use. I have used a few other cleaners with no satisfaction. With my initial use of this stuff I removed build up I had been trying to get off for sometime. After that they have been really easy to maintain, even just spraying and washing off. It has a wax in it to help protect, this IMO is the best stuff out there. Slight agitation was initially needed but now I just either spray off or do a quick rub down.....hahaha!
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