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Old 08-19-2010, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner, Adam's APC, Prima Nero/Wheel Armour in action

Sonax Full Effect, Adam's APC, Prima Nero and Wheel Armour in action.

Figured I would post how these all work together.

These dirty Audi Q7 S-Line wheels (about 1 month of brake dust) were cleaned with Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (no brushes where used, just a pressure washer and the wheel cleaner). The tires were cleaned up with Adam's APC. After the rims and tires where dry, we applied Prima Nero on the tires for a satin finish. Prima Wheel Armour to them for a durable finish and nice shine.

Wheels were extremely caked up with brake dust



Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action!


Adam's All Purpose Cleaner does a very effective job of cleaning all the grime off the tires, readying them for dressing.


Clean wheels and tires


Prima Nero and Wheel Armour to finish them up.


Final results look impressive!



The products used above are listed below.
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Prima Nero
Prima Wheel Armour
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:17 PM   #2
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Holy Crap! (I'd say the other word but it just censors it)

that's crazy!

Nice work!
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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I've been seeing you guys use the Sonax for a bit now with great results. I might have to give it a try.

Were the wheels treated with any products before the dust build up? Do you sell the Sonax cleaner in sizes larger than 500ml?
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:28 PM   #4
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that cleaner is amazing
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:22 PM   #5
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Beautiful job!
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:28 AM   #6
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y'all don't sell sonax in that big 'ole jug do you?
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:10 PM   #7
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y'all don't sell sonax in that big 'ole jug do you?
i know i would be interested in one
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:16 PM   #8
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http://www.detailersdomain.com/sonax...-refill-1.aspx

....okay either I'm retarded, or this wasn't there a couple of days ago hahaha


http://www.detailersdomain.com/sonax...er-refill.aspx
or there is this one that i also didnt see, it's $10 less because it doesn't have the extra spray bottle, when will you guys have this good stuff back in stock?
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:23 PM   #9
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crap...
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:23 AM   #10
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I just used Sonax for the first time on my wheels, and after a weeks worth of daily driving on porter field pads, the front wheels get caked up pretty good. NOT only did this stuff take off all the brake dust and grime with ease(I let let it soak and a little scrub action), it left the wheel feeling healthy and smooth almost like quick wax was put on em...Im happy with it definatley worth the price.

Should make cleaning my dads shelby a hell of alot easier with those dang brembos
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:09 PM   #11
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Anyone try this on carbon kevlar brake dust yet? I can't get them off my rays wheels.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:13 PM   #12
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Default Sonax

I just finished using my bottle of this cleaner and I fine the claims being made for its abilities are wildly exaggerated. Firstly, one still to clean the wheel with a wheel brush to get it clean, just like any other cleaner. It may not look like it in the 'selected' pictures provide by detailers domain, but its a fact unless you don't want clean wheels. Secondly, detailersdomain use a pressure washer to clean their wheels and not a garden hose like most of us. Therefore, the first point is even more pertinent.
Not to say itís not a good product, however there are many others just as good for a lot less money, such as Griots at less than half the price. Sonax does have an outstanding spray bottle though, good enough to use for another product. YMMV.

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Old 09-05-2010, 01:43 AM   #13
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Holy Brake dust batman.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:19 PM   #14
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yup that's about 2-3 weeks of brake dust.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:22 PM   #15
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good stuff!
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Whats so different about wheel cleaner vs car soap and a mit?
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:33 AM   #17
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wheel cleaners will do a better job getting baked on brake dust off a wheel.

in most cases the wheel cleaner will do more with less effort.
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Will Sonax damage bare metal polished rims that don't have any type of clear coat?
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:42 AM   #19
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it won't damage them but it may streak them up, you would have to polish them back up.

for wheels with no clear coat its better to just stay on the safe side and use car wash soap and water.
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how would this compare to meguairs wheel cleaner? Thats what I've been useing for years
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:35 PM   #21
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not sure but I would believe some meg's has acid in them, can someone confirm.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:40 PM   #22
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Yep you're correct Phil. And it depends on which wheel cleaner because I believe a majority of them all the way down to the "All Wheel Cleaner' has some mild acids in them- AWC is an oxalic acid, I believe

I think one of the only ones that don't have it is the All Wheel Cleaner but made for aluminum, which was in an orange bottle labled"multi-piece" but is now OTC in a light blue bottle. And then everyone knows about the Wheel Brightener from the D-Line, dangerous stuff that isnt even all that powerful IME. Gold Class wheel cleaner is even acid based.

LilJeb if your budget doesnt really allow for a cleaner like this, as long as you are maintaining them regularly, shampoo and a good brush since you will be brushing anyway should get them back up to spec as long as youre not waiting weeks and weeks and weeks. Otherwise you can dilute a paint safe APC and use a couple spritz on the tougher spots.
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