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Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by X3D » Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:15 am

The X3d and a nearly here.. I am starting to get prepared with the new cleaning kit l, not cleaned a car in 6 months whilst I got a run about when my X3 went back

So when I had the x340 I had a problem with two alloys and I took it back and they said it must be a cleaner that caused corrosion but it never happened to the other two.. the wheels were perfect and as I only had 3 months to go and was contract hire car and was corrosion I was not too bothered and there was no charge on return..

So I got some black ones coming and it’s not on contract and don’t want to end up on a slanging match so what should I use that they can’t complain about ??
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by Charles » Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:31 am

I use Bilberry wheel cleaner which is "acid free" and works particularly well on pre-waxed/sealed wheels.
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by Yad3100 » Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:04 pm

Charles wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:31 am
I use Bilberry wheel cleaner which is "acid free" and works particularly well on pre-waxed/sealed wheels.
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by James_G » Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:44 pm

I also use Bilberry and have for years. I would definitely avoid Autoglym "Clean Wheels" and Meguiars "Hot Rims" as my experience of both is that they are much more aggressive.

That said some wheels, especially diamond cut just seem to corrode. My 2013 M135i had corrosion emanating from the wheel centres after just two years and they were just regularly painted.
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by Fast3000 » Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:46 pm

+1 bilberry by Valet Pro.
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by Norrie » Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:03 pm

I used Demon Wheels, just spray on and they use soapy car shampoo and rinse. Not noticed any issue wit 21 inch alloys.
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by Bri-E » Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:06 pm

I have used Bill Hamber Auto-Wheel for years with no apparent damage on the wheels.
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by X3D » Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:36 pm

Thank you everyone I will get some online shopping in
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by D3orbust » Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:52 pm

I’ve wasted a lot of money on wheel cleaner.

All you need is Bilberry sprayed on with a foam sprayer.
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Re: Alloy wheel cleaner

Post by MattOz » Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:33 am

Another vote for Bilberry wheel cleaner here. Also use Bilt Hamber Kerrosol from time to time.
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