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Old 03-28-2019, 08:06 AM   #51
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Black Magic No Scrub works fantastic.
Agreed, although I had to scrub with brush to make it work for me. Smells amazing btw.
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:58 AM   #52
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I think this is perfect Sonax (230200-755)
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:57 AM   #53
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What would you use on forged Volks (with a ****ty respray by the P.O.)?
Honestly I wouldnt use any wheel cleaner on volks. Just regular car wash soap and water. I use a very diluted chemical guys diablo wheel gel with Mr. Pink soap and water on a cooled wheel.. Both Mr. Pink and diablo are 100% ph balanced .
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:04 AM   #54
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Honestly I wouldnt use any wheel cleaner on volks. Just regular car wash soap and water. I use a very diluted chemical guys diablo wheel gel with Mr. Pink soap and water on a cooled wheel.. Both Mr. Pink and diablo are 100% ph balanced .


This^ I have rays gramlights and the only wheel cleaner I use is diablo wheel gel diluted, works great and is very safe on the finish.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:57 AM   #55
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This^ I have rays gramlights and the only wheel cleaner I use is diablo wheel gel diluted, works great and is very safe on the finish.
Found this out the hard way. Used mothers wheel cleaner previously on my volks not thinking anything about it. "Safe on all wheels" it says. It caked this like faint white crust on my brand new wheels. Brand new volks ruined . I'll never use those types of products again. My sti sees snow from time to time. So once a year I'll use chemical guys Decon pro to get all the irons out and then use their wheel cleaner blue all year round.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:35 PM   #56
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Found this out the hard way. Used mothers wheel cleaner previously on my volks not thinking anything about it. "Safe on all wheels" it says. It caked this like faint white crust on my brand new wheels. Brand new volks ruined . I'll never use those types of products again. My sti sees snow from time to time. So once a year I'll use chemical guys Decon pro to get all the irons out and then use their wheel cleaner blue all year round.


Yep very similar experience w the more harsh and cheap chemical wheel cleaners. Even the chemical guys blue wheel cleaner I found would occasionally leave a slight white residue from time to time on my previous vehicles although it does clean very well. Decided not to chance it on my Rays haha
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:28 AM   #57
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Yep very similar experience w the more harsh and cheap chemical wheel cleaners. Even the chemical guys blue wheel cleaner I found would occasionally leave a slight white residue from time to time on my previous vehicles although it does clean very well. Decided not to chance it on my Rays haha
Just curious what did you dilute the blue wheel cleaner to?
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:32 AM   #58
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Purple power diluted with water, let it sit on wheel and give a light scrub. Have been using it for years on various different wheeels. Cleans perfect.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:11 AM   #59
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Just curious what did you dilute the blue wheel cleaner to?


If I remember correctly my dilution ratio for the blue wheel cleaner is 4:1 which they said they recommend on the bottle so thatís what Iíve had it at.
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:06 AM   #60
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If I remember correctly my dilution ratio for the blue wheel cleaner is 4:1 which they said they recommend on the bottle so thatís what Iíve had it at.
Yup that's what it says. Was just wondering if you diluted it more to be on the safe side.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:45 PM   #61
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Yup that's what it says. Was just wondering if you diluted it more to be on the safe side.


yea Iíd recommend like 5:1 or even 6:1 and it should be perfect. If you run higher performance pads like I have in the past then this wheel cleaner is honestly great for cutting through heavy daily use brake dust. Right now on my wrx I just have the stock pads so they are low dust and the diablo cleans the wheels just fine. But on my past mustang with oem wheels and brembos w upgraded pads the dust was crazy and the blue wheel cleaner really did help cut through all that brake dust. You just need to make sure u rinse the wheels quite well as to not have leftover residue from the cleaner, otherwise itís awesome stuff.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:22 PM   #62
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I have very heave brake dust that can't be removed by brushing. I wonder if that stuff will work on it
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:22 AM   #63
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Sonax is my favorite
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:56 AM   #64
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yea I’d recommend like 5:1 or even 6:1 and it should be perfect. If you run higher performance pads like I have in the past then this wheel cleaner is honestly great for cutting through heavy daily use brake dust. Right now on my wrx I just have the stock pads so they are low dust and the diablo cleans the wheels just fine. But on my past mustang with oem wheels and brembos w upgraded pads the dust was crazy and the blue wheel cleaner really did help cut through all that brake dust. You just need to make sure u rinse the wheels quite well as to not have leftover residue from the cleaner, otherwise it’s awesome stuff.
I tried it for the first time over the weekend and it did an awesome job. Along with the chemicals guys brushes the wheels came out great. I only used the wheel blue I put the other products just in the pic for show on Instagram lol. And that's exactly what I did for the dilution ratio . Alot of the hard to reach dust on the calipers were easy to get to with all the products.
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:42 PM   #65
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If you have the proper equipment put your car on Jack's, remove the wheels and clean the crap out of them. Once fully dry and preped correctly ceramic coat inside and out. It'll make them stupid easy to clean. I use soap and water most of the time. If need be about once a month I'll ironx them
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:42 PM   #66
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Sonax ftw
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:18 AM   #67
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the best way to keep your wheels clean is to ceramic coat them and just use soap and water
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:09 AM   #68
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Just use something you can easily find at the stores that doesn't destroy your wheels. Don't bother with expensive cleaners. Your wheels are meant to be dirty because of all that brake dust and debris on the road. Unless you are entering a car show or something, a good old fasion soap and brush is all you need.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:10 AM   #69
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I have been using the chemical guys diablo wheel cleaner and I haven't had a reason to change up. I am not a brand loyal customer so willing to try other products but I am pretty satisfied with chemical guys so far.
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:18 AM   #70
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Not a fan of using tire cleaner. I just use soap because it would get dirty again. Is there a new technology for dirt repellant? would buy that if they invented one
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:42 PM   #71
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What you could do to make life easier in the future is get your wheels ceramic coated. Makes cleaning effortless. I removed mine and did the face and inside.
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:35 PM   #72
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I'm not a fan of using acidic wheel cleaner. Ive been using P&S Brake Buster and it has surprised me. I used CG diablo before and it didn't do anything for the brake dust. P&S Brake Buster is cheap too. I believe i have it diluted 4:1.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:20 PM   #73
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AMMO Plum or Sonax
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:23 AM   #74
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Simple Green and a wheel brush works well for me.


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Old 05-27-2019, 03:27 AM   #75
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either adams wheel cleaner or if you want an auto shop brand get meguiars ultimate all wheel cleaner
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