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Old 05-17-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Sonax Full Effect Cleaner is truly an effective wheel cleaner

Just wanted to show you guys what this wheel cleaner can do.

2000 miles were logged on to this Q7 on 21's.

2000 miles of brake dust/dirt/grime




Close up - showing caked on brake dust and grime




Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner and various brushes were used to clean up this mess.



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Old 05-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Is the process to spray, rinse with hose, scrub, and then wipe?
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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that would be the best way to use it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Used it on my BBS which probably had years of built in grime in areas, a little scrubbing with a toothbrush and they look new. Absolutely love this stuff.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #6
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I did spray, scrub with a brush and soap(same for the car, but different buckets), then rinsed. Looked great after.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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i've been using this for the past couple years and it's awesome!
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #8
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To bad your site charged as much for shipping as the product costs....
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #9
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I need this and a good wheel wax/sealant...Stoptech pads dust like crazy.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:45 PM   #10
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Damn, $28 for a bottle shipped.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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To bad your site charged as much for shipping as the product costs....
Thats why if I only need one or two things I'll go through amazon as they offer it with free shipping if you spend $25.00 For larger orders that I'd get free shipping I'd rather support the vendors on the forums like detailersdomain or autogeek (not sure if they are a vendor) as they both have a wealth of knowledge to lend. Also sometimes if you watch the vendor sale sections they offer up free shipping on a lower total purchase requirement.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #12
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Expensive but amazing stuff. Get the 5L from Amazon, transfer to small spray bottle to ration. That's what I'm doing.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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bought the two gallon bundles. It deff needs agitation for caked on brembo dust
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:07 AM   #14
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Any full shots? Q7 looks lowered.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:04 AM   #15
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look out for a full write up on the Q7
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #16
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In my experience, Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener is very nearly as good, but instead of $25 a bottle, it's $20 for 5 gallons of it.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #17
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In my experience, Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener is very nearly as good, but instead of $25 a bottle, it's $20 for 5 gallons of it.
That's what I've been using, heavily diluted. But it did kind of mess with the finish on my calipers (but back then I only diluted equal parts of it). I still have 1/4 of the bottle left, purchased in 2006.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #18
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back then I only diluted equal parts of it
Holy ****, it's supposed to be 4:1 AT MOST.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:08 AM   #19
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Holy ****, it's supposed to be 4:1 AT MOST.
Definitely got the wheels clean though lmao. No damage to the finish on the Enkeis and I've found myself even using it less and less since switching away from Hawk HPS pads.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #20
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In my experience, Meguiar’s Wheel Brightener is very nearly as good, but instead of $25 a bottle, it's $20 for 5 gallons of it.
The difference is that Meguiar's Wheel Brightener is an acid based wheel cleaner, and that Sonax is an acid-free deironizer. Although they both have the ability to get the wheel very clean, the Sonax will do a better job of it with respect to embedded iron particles. When cleaning exceptionally gnarly wheels, or when prepping them for a permanent coating, I always use a deironizer like Sonax.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:14 AM   #21
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Sure, in that specific example, there's a clear advantage that I'll in no way deny. I have a bottle on the shelf I used for really nasty winter wheels that had never been cleaned. Worked like a champ.

But if we're talking regular cleaning, Sonax is 20 times more expensive.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #22
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Actually, I have a question about this product. A while back, I stupidly used some stuff on my wheels. I can't remember what it is called but I think it was made by ArmorAll and it was called "Wheel Protectant" or something like that. Basically, after cleaning and drying the wheels, you spray this stuff on and it basically forms a protective coating on the wheels.

Well, it's horrible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It left all these blotchy areas all over the wheel that I'm still having problems getting off. As far as wheel cleaners, I've only used cheap stuff from the local auto parts store. Nothing has really been able to get it off. I'm wondering if this stuff will do the trick. Any suggestions?

EDIT: BTW, this is the Armor All stuff I used that I'm trying to get off (almost a year later!): http://www.armorall.com/products/vie...?product_id=33
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:26 PM   #23
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Actually, I have a question about this product. A while back, I stupidly used some stuff on my wheels. I can't remember what it is called but I think it was made by ArmorAll and it was called "Wheel Protectant" or something like that. Basically, after cleaning and drying the wheels, you spray this stuff on and it basically forms a protective coating on the wheels.

Well, it's horrible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It left all these blotchy areas all over the wheel that I'm still having problems getting off. As far as wheel cleaners, I've only used cheap stuff from the local auto parts store. Nothing has really been able to get it off. I'm wondering if this stuff will do the trick. Any suggestions?

EDIT: BTW, this is the Armor All stuff I used that I'm trying to get off (almost a year later!): http://www.armorall.com/products/vie...?product_id=33
you may need to clean the wheels and polish the protectant off.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:57 PM   #24
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I just got my order from detailersdomain. a six pack of this stuff that came with 10 micro fiber towels. Great deal. I gave it a test run on a BMW that probably hasn't been washed in 2-3 years. The pictures don't do it justice. The wheels were basically black when I started. The only thing I used was sonax, and a touch of soap and water on a mcirofiber mitt. probably the easiest wheel cleaning i've ever done. This stuff is amazing!


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Old 05-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #25
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I love the stuff, but Amazon has it for the same price, free two day shipping. Cheapest shipping for DD is $11 for FedEx. Adam's does the same crap, and I definitely buy less product because of it.
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