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Old 07-17-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default Need some help

What is a good rim cleaner? i use Armor All right now but im not to happy with it. Iv seen sonax but it is very expensive. Also what is a good leather cleaner. No Wipes. they suck. thanks
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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FW1 Racing Formula Fastwax is the most epic car cleaner ive ever used..it takes brembo brake dust off like its nobody's buisness..it is a little pricey though armor all also makes a product to help keep break dust off..it works in case youre skeptical hope this helps
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:04 AM   #3
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turtle wax tire and rim cleaner do work
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #4
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Costco all purpose cleaner or simple green works good. Just require some scrubbing.

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Old 08-13-2010, 02:26 PM   #5
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simple green is not a wheel cleaner but works well. if you do use it don't let it sit on your wheels like you do some other wheel cleaners.

i've used a bunch of different counter brands and they all work similarly. i usually just pick up what is on sale.
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:38 PM   #6
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It might just be me but I hate all "armor all" products and think they are junk. Meguiar hot wheels is probably the best bang for the buck but it can do some damage if left on a wheel.

Sonax is very good stuff and my #1 pick when I detail a vehicle. Its pH balanced so its not as dangerous but you still have to be smart about it.

I just bought a bottle of P21s wheel gel. Not bad but not as good as sonax
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