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Old 09-21-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:28 AM   #2
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It was on CTV tonight, Pat Foran consumer alerts tested 4 wheel cleaners.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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Found it, thanks a lot!
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #4
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can someone post it? What was the result?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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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!
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #7
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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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Old 09-22-2012, 10:52 PM   #8
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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?
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:59 PM   #9
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no idea about Zep damaging clear coat, I was just doing a summary of what they said!
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:48 PM   #11
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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
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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!
Cant beat a rag and a mild degreaser, does the best job and is the cheapest way to go.
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