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just done all 4 wash and wax, don't they get filthy, can't even feel my fingers now it's that cold out there.
Not bad for a 2005 van.
 

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You can buy a wheel wax, I think it’s pourboys product.
Makes cleaning them a lot easier for a few months the re treat :)

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You can buy a wheel wax, I think it’s pourboys product.
Makes cleaning them a lot easier for a few months the re treat :)


They have had a coat of colonite 476 so hopefully that will make it easier in the future, they were black with filth.
 

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They have had a coat of colonite 476 so hopefully that will make it easier in the future, they were black with filth.

Nice one.
I’ve only used pourboys stuff and the brake dust struggles to stick to the wheels.
Had the wheels refurbed on my classic Impreza. Two years later when I sold her wheels looked brand new. I was impressed to say the least.
 

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Can't beat Wonder Wheels and a good wheel brush.(y)

Wonder wheels is an extremely high acid cleaner. It’s desighned to remove heavy muck from really grimy wheels.

The problem with it is is that it will corrode not only your wheels but every metal component it touches. Suspension arms, Calipers, Back plates, Slide pins and every thing else.

If I had to resort to using such a strong product I would remove the wheels. Then wash really well after the acid has done its job.

Honestly I’ve seen horrendous damage from the use of that product. I and most other detailers would simply not use it.
 

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Great for wrecking your wheels much better stuff that's kind to your wheels brakes etc now

Wonder wheels is an extremely high acid cleaner. It’s desighned to remove heavy muck from really grimy wheels.

The problem with it is is that it will corrode not only your wheels but every metal component it touches. Suspension arms, Calipers, Back plates, Slide pins and every thing else.

If I had to resort to using such a strong product I would remove the wheels. Then wash really well after the acid has done its job.

Honestly I’ve seen horrendous damage from the use of that product. I and most other detailers would simply not use it.

I agree - ours are poverty spec steel wheels with trims so it's fine - would never use them on anything diamond cut etc. I don't splash it about like Old Spice either - more of a slight spray......(y)
 
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Just an observation but they look like "plastic" wheel trims so any corrosive product would be very difficult to get rid of from the steel behind completely.

I would have removed them and cleaned in the warm
 

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Washing the van ( and wheels :) ) is easy..
Just give the lads at Tesco £20 and thats job done... No frosty fingers for me !

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Just an observation but they look like "plastic" wheel trims so any corrosive product would be very difficult to get rid of from the steel behind completely.

I would have removed them and cleaned in the warm



Well spotted, nothing corrosive used, WD40 rags then a coat of colinite 476, but could have unscrewed the trims and removed you are correct, I am not that much of a fanatic.
 
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Well that`s our 13th year & still loving it.
Well spotted, nothing corrosive used, WD40 rags then a coat of colinite 476, but could have unscrewed the trims and removed you are correct, I am not that much of a fanatic.

Instead of WD40 use ACF50 much better and will protect for much longer.
 

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ACF50 - brilliant stuff for so many things
Jaws Motorcycles was the first in the UK to take it on for bikes
It is made by Lear ( Of Lear Jet fame ), and before we sold it, was only readily available in the aviation market
I think I started selling it around 2002 or 3.
WD40 is fine if you are going to replenish it every month or so, ACF50 is good for at least 3 years and probably longer as, unlike WD40, it does not become hygroscopic after a while ( absorbs water from the atmosphere )
 

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