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Old 03-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Griot's wheel cleaner?

Has anyone tried it before? Just got it from advance auto. Suppose to be BBS approved.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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It works well. It's good but not as good as Sonax IMHO. I had to use a brush more often than i did with Sonax. But it's supposedly not as harsh on bare aluminum as other cleaners, thus the BBS approved.

Smells like green apples too lol (compared to Sonax's funk).
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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It's not a bad wheel cleaner, but it's pricier than most. However, I needed to use a brush also to remove the harsher stains. It's also TireRack approved as well. I have'nt smelled mine, but it smells a lot less than Megiuars cleaners... Just stay away from Eagle One products.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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Just stay away from Eagle One products.
....why?
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
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Hahaha it does smell like green Apple. It will clean spokes, But it won't clean up the long time brake dust sitting on top of the ring. I tried scrubing, brushing (non metalic) Any suggestion ?
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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....why?
because eagle ones wheel cleaner is acid based and will eat the finish off your wheels over time
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:02 PM   #7
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because eagle ones wheel cleaner is acid based and will eat the finish off your wheels over time
No it's not.
Do a two minute google search on it and you'll realize you couldn't be more wrong.

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Old 03-31-2012, 11:13 PM   #8
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because eagle ones wheel cleaner is acid based and will eat the finish off your wheels over time
....actually, A2Z is basic not acidic. What matters most however, are the components of the formulation and how much of each are in the product. Unfortunately, most of us are not chemists so we have no idea what most of these chemicals are let alone what they capable of. This can be dangerous especially when an unsuspecting user gets a hold of something like a HF acid-based cleaner, misuses it and (worse of all) doesn't take the necessary health precautions.

Having said that, I believe a product like E1 A2Z (or even something like Meguiars Wheel Brightener) can be used safely and can be appropriate for certain situations. Personally, I have used A2Z for years without issue but I only do so on occasion. In most cases, I only need a simple car wash solution along with a little agitation to clean the wheels on my own vehicles. I mainly use the A2Z for my tires (periodically; every few months) and the occasional "favor" I might do for others.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:24 PM   #9
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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I edited my post, and I apologize.
I just hate when someone spews completely false information like it the gospel...
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Haven't used the Griots, but I do use the E1 A2Z diluted roughly 40% and it works very well.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:50 AM   #12
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Haven't used the Griots, but I do use the E1 A2Z diluted roughly 40% and it works very well.
Like I mentioned, I mainly use it for tires and find it works really well for that purpose. ....stubborn brake dust on wheels, not so much (normal grime, dirt, dust that's not set in, etc. is a different story).

I have seen a couple of discussions in regard to this on some detailing forums I frequent so I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed (re: acid vs. alkaline cleaners effectiveness on each).

In either case, a good, durable sealant will go a long way to helping make wheels easy to clean with just soap, water and a little agitation.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:13 AM   #13
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wow some people are touchy...... let me rephrase what i said, eagle ones wheel cleaner uses some very strong chemicals that are known to damage some wheels finish over time. this has happened to me, destroyed the finish on my wheels, and i know of a few other cases, if you want a good wheel cleaner, look into sonax!
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:22 AM   #14
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wow some people are touchy...... let me rephrase what i said, eagle ones wheel cleaner uses some very strong chemicals that are known to damage some wheels finish over time. this has happened to me, destroyed the finish on my wheels, and i know of a few other cases, if you want a good wheel cleaner, look into sonax!
I agree that the Sonax is a good product, but for those that are looking for something they can buy inexpensively at a local place, the A2Z is great and diluting it just adds about $2.50 for the cost of a nice spray bottle that you can continue to re-use.

Now this thread is totally derailed from the Griot's subject.. HEH
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