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Offline PBCup  
#1 Posted : 24 May 2009 19:44:25(UTC)
Phil 172


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Just thought I share that I found a great wheel tool!

It's a Flash lambs wool wheel "brush"

Only £8, really gentle on wheels and brilliant for getting in all the spokes on the megs wheels.

Offline hallett  
#2 Posted : 24 May 2009 20:45:01(UTC)
hallett


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mine fell apart after a few washes, i find this brush much better: http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/Vikan_Wheel_Cleaning_Brush_Kit_1.html
Offline MeganeChick  
#3 Posted : 24 May 2009 20:48:17(UTC)
MeganeChick


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have you got a link PB?

i really want a lambswool mitt but one which reaches into the back of the alloy easily too

Offline ribena  
#4 Posted : 25 May 2009 01:21:00(UTC)
ribena


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I also use a vikan but for surface cleaning its paintbrush + bilberry all the way!
Offline Berty  
#5 Posted : 25 May 2009 17:58:34(UTC)
Rob


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Vikan and paint brush with bilberry was my old way. I found an unused tiling sponge in the garage that I use for the surfaces now, it works a treat.
Offline hallett  
#6 Posted : 25 May 2009 18:04:49(UTC)
hallett


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i use tile sponges on the bodywork, much better than a normal sponge as they are not cellulous (sp) and they are much easier to clean then a mitt Big Smile
Offline mcphee197  
#7 Posted : 25 May 2009 21:00:15(UTC)
McPhee200


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I use elbow grease and AG wheel cleaner lol.

They always look clean and shiney when ive done?!

Offline Berty  
#8 Posted : 25 May 2009 21:02:10(UTC)
Rob


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Which AG wheel cleaner do you use ? If it's the orange labelled one I'd be wary of using it everytime as it's acid based and overtime can dull the laquer.
Offline mcphee197  
#9 Posted : 25 May 2009 21:05:47(UTC)
McPhee200


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Rob wrote:
Which AG wheel cleaner do you use ? If it's the orange labelled one I'd be wary of using it everytime as it's acid based and overtime can dull the laquer.

hmm, i just can't remember tbh. Ill check it out later.

It doesnt seem to be dulling anything though.

Offline hallett  
#10 Posted : 25 May 2009 21:21:12(UTC)
hallett


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mcphee197 wrote:

I use elbow grease and AG wheel cleaner lol.

They always look clean and shiney when ive done?!

why not just seal them and then all you need is a quick brush over with your normal shampoo solution

Offline mcphee197  
#11 Posted : 25 May 2009 22:16:10(UTC)
McPhee200


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hallett wrote:
mcphee197 wrote:

I use elbow grease and AG wheel cleaner lol.

They always look clean and shiney when ive done?!

I suppose I should really, however I have noticed that I dont have to scrub as much the next time after buying AG wheel cleaner.

Although I like to keep my car immaculate, im just not that heavily into the whole 'product buying' thing. I tend to keep it simple and get a good enough clean.

why not just seal them and then all you need is a quick brush over with your normal shampoo solution

Edited by user 25 May 2009 22:16:48(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline Berty  
#12 Posted : 25 May 2009 22:49:14(UTC)
Rob


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Just the normal wax/sealant you use on the car would work on the wheels too, saves buying additional products.

Offline PBCup  
#13 Posted : 26 May 2009 12:44:14(UTC)
Phil 172


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I intend to use my concours on the wheels at some point!

Just finished with citrus bling at the moment! Which looks nice but not long lasting. NE Detailing use Zymol Titanium on the wheels of the cars they do then some sort of wheel sealant.

As for cleaner itself I'd recomend the bilberry stuff to anyone. It is very good value at £9(ish) for a litre and when you bare in mind it can be diluted upto 10 times that is remarkable value for money.

Offline Berty  
#14 Posted : 26 May 2009 23:20:50(UTC)
Rob


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It's definately the best I've used, and I've tried quite a few now. It even got my sister's alloys clean and they hadn't been cleaned in over 12months. I was amazed it managed it in 2 attempts, one diluted one neat.
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