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Old 11-19-2006, 03:13 PM   #16
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Just bought this today from BMW Mississauga on my way back from campus. I'll give it a shot tomorrow and post the before and after pics
Well, I cleaned the rims just now and let me tell you - this is, hands down the GREATEST clenaing expereince I have had with rims. The best $10 I've spent!!!! They just SPARKLE now and it was so easy! I simply sprayed it, waited a few minutes and used a brush/sponge to wipe off the excess dirt/brake-dust and then gave it a rinse. Unfortunatley, I forgot to take the before pics but let me assur eyou, the rims were VERY dirty, almost a ghetto gunmetal look. However, here are some of the end product! I didn't give my full 100% when cleaning with the sponge between spokes and such since it was too cold, but it turned out amazing anyways!

Onto the pics.. (I know my car looks like ass... still waiting on front clears and window tints )
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:50 PM   #17
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LOL, glad people are listening to me.
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:36 PM   #18
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hmm gonna have to try this out!
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:53 AM   #19
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BMW Wheel Cleaner.

Cheap (dealer item), and by far the best I have ever tried. They just updated it this year too, so for those that only know the older spray type the new one is more like a gel...it's badass.
used it for a while now and love It, donno what they put in it but man does it work...
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:55 AM   #20
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Well, I cleaned the rims just now and let me tell you - this is, hands down the GREATEST clenaing expereince I have had with rims. The best $10 I've spent!!!! They just SPARKLE now and it was so easy! I simply sprayed it, waited a few minutes and used a brush/sponge to wipe off the excess dirt/brake-dust and then gave it a rinse. Unfortunatley, I forgot to take the before pics but let me assur eyou, the rims were VERY dirty, almost a ghetto gunmetal look. However, here are some of the end product! I didn't give my full 100% when cleaning with the sponge between spokes and such since it was too cold, but it turned out amazing anyways!

Onto the pics.. (I know my car looks like ass... still waiting on front clears and window tints )
no offence but you need new center caps bro
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:57 AM   #21
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I wonder if it will take off the black specs of wheel dust that seems to be stuck on my wheels. I am too lazy to clay bar the wheels.
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:23 PM   #22
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GROUP BUY ON THIS STUFF,,, maybe they will give us a discount???
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Does BMW only make one wheel cleaner?
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:17 PM   #24
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I believe BMW wheel cleaner is a re-branded Sonax product (bottle should look something like this):

http://www.sonax.de/sonax-e/katalog_...product=230200

If so, it's a very good acid-free wheel cleaner, obviously not nearly as powerful as an acid, but much safer.

Interestingly BMW sells their detailing products at a huge discount, and afaik it's all Sonax stuff.

If you ever need something slightly stronger (but be careful with it, since it has caustic), Eagle One All Wheel & Tire Cleaner is a very popular OTC option (available at CT).

If anyone ever needs the industrial grade stuff let me know...
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Old 12-10-2006, 11:28 PM   #25
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no offence but you need new center caps bro
LOL! Yes, I have known for a while . I'm leaving them as they are until I get a new set of summer rims. Those OEM ones will be my winter set.
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I'm going to have to buy some of this come spring. I know the simple green foam is awsome but can't find it anywhere and it's been months since I've seen it at CT..

Jeff: Yeah man Jay's pool cleaner works wonders as well. I'll have to hook up with him come spring so he can give me some products to clean the engine bay..
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:48 PM   #27
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I believe BMW wheel cleaner is a re-branded Sonax product (bottle should look something like this):

http://www.sonax.de/sonax-e/katalog_...product=230200

If so, it's a very good acid-free wheel cleaner, obviously not nearly as powerful as an acid, but much safer.
Yup, that's the bottle.
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:40 PM   #28
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Yup, that's the bottle.
Cool - it's good stuff. Definitely worth $10.
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:43 PM   #29
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Wheel Cleaning

Do BMW wheels have an anodized finish? It appears that it does and that it has come off in some areas! could this be the case?
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I used to work for Canadian Tire parts and the best product we used was the Hotrims by Meguiar's great product.
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