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Old 07-10-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default DUB wheel cleaner for '15 STI base wheels - LOVE IT

I just wanted to share that I found and bought "Meguiars U1422 Dub Wheel Cleaner" works great and did not damage anything. I sprayed it on the calipers and wheels. Very little agitation with a brush and wheels are clean.

If you own a 15 STI you know how hard and time consuming it is to wash those wheels.

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Old 07-11-2016, 08:13 PM   #2
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I just wanted to share that I found and bought "Meguiars U1422 Dub Wheel Cleaner" works great and did not damage anything. I sprayed it on the calipers and wheels. Very little agitation with a brush and wheels are clean.

If you own a 15 STI you know how hard and time consuming it is to wash those wheels.

Curious to hear other recomendations
I love sonax, and every product out there claims spray on wash off ability, but I always have to get in there with a brush. oh well.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:11 PM   #3
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Yeah you always need to get i there with a brush. But DUB as well as Sonax (I am sure) just soften and loosens brake dust out that make cleaning my wheels VERY easy. Honestly I dreaded doing that, but I am going to just clean them every two weeks because of how easy it is.

Does sonax also turn colors?
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:26 PM   #4
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Sonax is better then DUB wheel cleaner. It has more "active" ingredients, but also smells to high hell. Meguiars did not maintain the name because part of Meguiar's marketing is a fresh smelling product, which the DUB cleaner is not.

I use Griots Garage HD wheel cleaner. Nice cherry scent (strong but not the ferrous smell of other color changing products), changes color, and comes in a 33 oz spray bottle vs 16.9. Sonax works great but is a little pricey IMO.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:42 AM   #5
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As others have mentioned, nothing I have ever tried compares to Sonax. You can get a case of six and Amazon has great deals on them from time to time.

I will never use another wheel cleaner after the success I have had with the Sonax Full effect cleaner
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:53 PM   #6
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Honestly I dreaded doing that, but I am going to just clean them every two weeks because of how easy it is.
That's the problem right there. A good sealant will help keep the cleaning time way down. Takes me about 30 minutes to clean the STI wheels (barrels and all) with just car wash and wheel woolie's. I try to do it twice a week at least. If you really keep on top of it, all you need is some detailing spray daily to keep them looking good.

I use OptiSeal on the wheels, it's a pretty good cleaner, but really meant as a sealer.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:01 PM   #7
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Good stuff!
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