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LOSO 09-21-2012 09:18 PM

Citytv News: Alternative wheel cleaner
 
Did anyone watch citytv news this afternoon? I heard on the radio they were going to test out different rim cleaners and then reveal some alternative cleaner. I'm kinda curious and I can't seem to find anything on the net.

Robb 09-22-2012 01:28 AM

It was on CTV tonight, Pat Foran consumer alerts tested 4 wheel cleaners.

LOSO 09-22-2012 02:18 AM

Found it, thanks a lot!

crxgsr 09-22-2012 12:13 PM

can someone post it? What was the result?

LOSO 09-22-2012 12:28 PM

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/more/consumer-alert

All of the ones they tested require some scrubbing to get all of the brake dust out. The cheaper alternative is zep purple industrial cleaner.

Tekals 09-22-2012 12:36 PM

Don't buy the crap they sell that says you don't need to scrub. They are sold in small quantities for 5-10$ and they don't work...without scrubing

And since you have to scrub anyway, buy the cheapest cleaner you can get that works with scrubing...

ZEP Commercial : Industrial Purple Cleaner and Degreaser was their choice for 12$ a gallon!

Qube 09-22-2012 10:03 PM

You sure ZEP won't degrade any clear
coat? When you mention purple I can only think of the Castrol Super Degreaser which definitely can.

Personally I use Sonax... Rarely ever need to scrub.



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Blackedout95 09-22-2012 10:52 PM

LOL I use ZEP all the time but not the purple, I use the calcium and lime remover. On light dust there is no need for scrubbing, obviously heavier neglect does but works like a charm, strong smell when spraying though. And no damage but needs to be rinsed very well and wiped to make sure no residue. I also cut it 50/50 with water so a bottle goes a long way!

I buy the big blue bottle in the cleaning section at Home Depot for around $19?

Tekals 09-22-2012 10:59 PM

no idea about Zep damaging clear coat, I was just doing a summary of what they said!

davericher20 09-23-2012 06:35 PM

I piss on the wheel for 30 seconds, chug 3 beers and move on to the next one. It doesn't work very well and my car smells after.....


Seriously though, i use the autoglym line wheel cleaner and wouldnt use anything else.

DriveTdi 09-23-2012 07:48 PM

Sonax all the way sure it's expensive but it works wonders! Try using something like chemical guys poorboys wheel sealant it will prevent brake dust from sticking to your rims ;)

/Alessandro\ 10-07-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tekals (Post 1583240)
Don't buy the crap they sell that says you don't need to scrub. They are sold in small quantities for 5-10$ and they don't work...without scrubing

And since you have to scrub anyway, buy the cheapest cleaner you can get that works with scrubing...

ZEP Commercial : Industrial Purple Cleaner and Degreaser was their choice for 12$ a gallon!

*th-up* Cant beat a rag and a mild degreaser, does the best job and is the cheapest way to go.


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