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PostSubject: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 17:44

Mr Sheen, where are you?

What is the best product and utensil for cleaning my wheels?

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 17:55

I use Bilberry wheel cleaner. Can't remember what wheel brush I have, but I think Chemical Guys do a good one. Then a good wax to make it easier to clean next time! Very Happy I have a chemical guy one, think it's called wheel guard, but I might invest in some Jetseal to put on too. Hope that helps!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 17:55

I use this stuff, and it works really well imo

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 18:25

Use the wife no chemicals invovled and you can keep warm in the winter by looking out the window LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 18:27

snap vickietots
bilberry works miracles
2 coats of chemical guys wheel guard
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 18:37

Well all depends on how dirty they are and whether you have protected them before ?

Lets start from scratch Very Happy clean them properly and protect them Very Happy

1)Spray Alloy Wheel with :
Chemical Guys - Sticky Gel Wheel & Rim Cleaner - CITRUS Based HYPER GEL WHEEL CLEANER and allow to stand for 2-3 mins



If the Alloy is really caked then break out the :

Chemical Guys Diablo Gel :



(WARNING THIS IS VERY STRONG so use sparingly !! but very effective Wink )

2) Brushed up and in With :

EZ Detail brush



Chemical Guys - GERBIL WHEEL BRUSH-ALL SURFACE PREMIUM WHEEL & RIM BRUSH



SwissWax Detailing brushes





The foamier the better Wink

3) Rinse with Pressure Washer VERY well ensuring that you get all the product off !

4) Spray Alloy Wheel AND Tyres with :

Chemical Guys Wheel and Rim Cleaner - Premium Blue



Leave to stand for 1-2 mins

5) after rinsing the Swissvax Detailing Brushes again foam up the Chemical Guys Wheel and Rim Cleaner - Premium Blue and use :

Induro-Brush #3 Curved Tyre Brush



to scrub up the actual tyre.

6) Rinse with Pressure Washer VERY well ensuring that you get all the product off !

7) Get a tub of warm water mixed with general paintwork shampoo something with a good lubricant in using a microfibre cloth spread the shampoo over the wheel for the next step ....

8)Clay any remaining baked on really stubborn brake dust bits off - to ensure the surface is smooth and clean of any contaminants

9) Rinse with Pressure Washer

10) Dry off with a soft thick slush Microfibre cloth - and ensure very dry no dribbles or will spoil next step Wink

11) Apply Chemical Guys WHEEL GUARD WHEEL WAX SEALANT with microfibre pad - Apply Wheel Guard liberally - better protection - allow it to haze



12) Buff with soft, microfiber cloth. ( apply two coats to wheels when applying wheel guard for the first time for added protection )

13) Seal with Chemical Guys JETseal109 :



Pour a small amount onto applicator or microfiber pad and apply to Alloy Wheel in a thin, even coat. Jetseal109 will bond with clean paintsurfaces within 15 minutes. Once removed allow 20 min. time and apply a second layer to assure even coverage.

14 - finally) Dress the tyres with

Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel and a tyre dressing applicator pad :





DONE !

It may seem lengthy but once this whole process is done the protection is spot on then you will simply just just the Chemical Guys Premium Blue Wheel and Tyre Cleaner aggitate with the Chemical Guys - GERBIL WHEEL BRUSH-ALL SURFACE PREMIUM WHEEL & RIM BRUSH and Swissvax brushes and rinse ! Then once the protection wears off repeat Very Happy

WARNING WITH BILBERRY - It has to be diluted correctly due to its acidity !!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 18:41

^^^ WOW! i dont think i have spent that much time on anything ever, you HAVE to help me clean my car one day!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 18:44

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^^^ WOW! i dont think i have spent that much time on anything ever, you HAVE to help me clean my car one day!! Very Happy

LOL - prep is the key - then the protection tops it off and prolongs all your hard work thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 19:04

Perfect! Thats exactly what I wanted! They are filthy from the snow and christmas. I haven't cleaned them since they went on because I haven't had the chance. I am planning a HUGE clean sometime soon when the roads are dryer.

James, Want another cleaning session at yours??

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 19:05

Excellent guide!!! I can see me purchasing some more stuff once I get paid!!!!!

Yes I was very precise when making up the bilberry! I only use it when the wheels are very dirty and never leave it on for long.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 19:05

No Probs Wink

Yep mines in desperate need of a bath Crying or Very sad - Roll on summer i hate all this salt and slushly CR*P Mad


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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 19:07

vickietots wrote:
Excellent guide!!! I can see me purchasing some more stuff once I get paid!!!!!

Yes I was very precise when making up the bilberry! I only use it when the wheels are very dirty and never leave it on for long.

Thank You Very Happy

Indeed ratio and dilution with Bilberry is a must and has to be exact or the acid is bad VERY bad yeh and not too long or nothing left lol

Did you buy a DoDo - Wookies Fist Mitt ?? that mitt is legend !! thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 19:21

Would you like to show me how to clean my wheels.......maybe you do 3 and I will do 1 and you can judge me Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 19:57

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Would you like to show me how to clean my wheels.......maybe you do 3 and I will do 1 and you can judge me Rolling Eyes

Suspect .... Why do i sense that i should be doing 1 and you 3 scratch LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 20:03

Because you are crazy! I need to see you do it lots of times to get the technique down!

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 20:05

Damn It ! you have now convinced me i am going LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   14th January 2010, 20:06

haha James's in Haselmere, mid feb? Very Happy lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   15th January 2010, 09:10

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haha James's in Haselmere, mid feb? Very Happy lol!

Possibly Laughing when I'm off - are you going to buy some new stuff then ? You run out ? What were you using before ?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   16th January 2010, 09:13

what about a club cleaning session Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   16th January 2010, 09:21

Before I was using AG Shampoo for the wheels, and I never sealed them. I really need to do it properly but have never got around to it!

Dave, who has a big enough drive and enough hosepipes?!!

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   16th January 2010, 09:22

We could all go to James's place Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   16th January 2010, 09:28

Ha ha he doesn't even have a hose! and only space for 2-3 cars Sad oh yer, and a STUPID tree that drops leaves on your car as you clean....I need a new venue!

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   16th January 2010, 09:29

I could rent my drive as long as mine get's done Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   16th January 2010, 12:10

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Before I was using AG Shampoo for the wheels, and I never sealed them. I really need to do it properly but have never got around to it!

Shocked affraid - AG !! Yeh get them done especially with this weather and the salt caked roads Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Wheely Clean!   16th January 2010, 12:23

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Ha ha he doesn't even have a hose! and only space for 2-3 cars Sad oh yer, and a STUPID tree that drops leaves on your car as you clean....I need a new venue!

If you do mine too, you can do it at my house! Laughing
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