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Member Since: 18 Aug 2011
Location: North Lincolnshire
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Zermatt Silver
Wheel cleaner

I know this has probably been asked before,

What is the best cleaner to remove stubborn brake dust from your wheels? Fed up of black bits in the corners of the front alloys!

A few years ago I cleaned them thoroughly with brick acid, but thought this was a bit strong when the Tarmac stared bubbling!

Don't want to risk the acid again! 😳

Cheers

Post #518750 Thu Feb 23 2017 8:17pm
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donny dog



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If cleaned regularly, I find normal detergent works fine.

Post #518752 Thu Feb 23 2017 8:29pm
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Tyrefitter



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

Ive used this for the last 10 years,,you can put it on neat if they are really bad or dilute if they are fairly clean.you will also need a stiff brush to agitate if it's baked on.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ValetPro-Bilberr...SwFMZWrfii

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Ditto. Bilberry wheel cleaner. Dilute for normal use. Neat for stubborn areas. Buy it in a 5L Thumbs Up GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
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Jaggs



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Once you ve got them clean treat them with gtechnique C5 makes them a doddle to keep clean Nanocom Evo

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Ezituper



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HST Java Black

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IRON-OUT-WHEEL-C...RK:MESE:IT


Same people sell a 500ml as well if you want to try it before buying a 5litre

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garrycol



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One of the best cleaners is cold strong tea - there should be plenty of it over there Laughing 07MY RRS TDV6
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Post #518770 Thu Feb 23 2017 11:56pm
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garthur22



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Sonax wheel cleaner. Makes it easier to remove the stubborn dust.

Post #518791 Fri Feb 24 2017 10:04am
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Boost



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Zermatt Silver

Thanks for the replies and links, Yes plenty of cold tea over here - Never get change to drink it whilst its warm! So that's where I'll start as a trial, if it doesn't work I get some of the stuff from the ebay links. Thumbs Up

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Danv8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

This is what I use, when things are really bad I use a much stronger dilution, (also available in 1 litre rtu spray bottles) but most the time I'm using it at about 10% with plenty of agitation and a power rinse my wheels come up spotless.
http://www.powermaxed.com/vehicle-cleaning...oncentrate


Also to help you in future either get your self some dedicated wheel protection, easiest stuff to use is this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Armor-All-Shield-...all+shield

Used to be able to buy that from Halfords was about 12 for 1 tin then. It's a simple spray on and leave works well but not the most durable.

I've since moved over to
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/sealants/fin...d_589.html

It's a hard wax that takes time to evenly coat, once dried very easy to buff off and it's not just for wheels, you can use it on most surfaces. There are many others to look at like poorboys wheel wax, auto finesse mint rims are just a few to mention. Even ordinary car wax will work but it's not really designed for the hot fallout from brake dust so deteriorates quickly.

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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

I bought some Valetpro Dragons Breath the other day to try as people were saying how good it was so thought I would test it to see if it was any good or just a fancy gimmick turning purple if it came it to contact with iron deposits.

Sprayed it on left for 5 minutes then washed off with the pressure washer and wheels came up spotless and it's PH natural.

Only bad point was the smell of the stuff but I would recommend it if your wheels are very dirty but a bit overkill if you keep your wheels clean most of the time. 2012 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography santorini black with ebony/cirrus interior.

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Jaggs wrote:
Once you ve got them clean treat them with gtechnique C5 makes them a doddle to keep clean


Agree. This stuff makes a huge difference. Most of the brake dust and dirt wipes off with a hosing without the need to agitate.

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GodivaNige



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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

Just tried a new to me product this morning as it comes highly recommended by Auto Express.

Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel, very impressive stuff. Not cheap but it is seriously good.
Spray on, spread it around a little with a soft brush to ensure all of the wheel is covered, watch as it turns a deep red colour (weird) rinse off. Gleaming wheels.

Having tried all kinds of products to get effortlessly clean wheels in the past, this stuff is by far the best I've used. 10/10

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Paddi



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Java Black

Know what you mean. The first time I used Iron-X (works exactly the same way) was amazed.

But now you have rid your wheels of all the ingrained metallic brake dust particles its really important that you treat them with something to seal the surface, or you'll be back to square one.

There are vast numbers of sealers - and some that claim to be special 'wheel sealers' but all seem to work in much the same way. I've tried Auto Glym wheel protector, Auto Glym extra gloss protection and Zaino 2 pro show car polish. None of them last forever but make regular washing of the wheels or any other painted surface soooooo... much easier. I'm convinced the time taken to apply is paid back in the time saved cleaning. 2008 MY Java Black TDV8 HSE

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