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Wonder Wheels - any good? #1622043
19/06/2018 11:25
19/06/2018 11:25
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Had my alloys refurbed recently and want to keep them looking nice. Is Wonder Wheels any good? Does it do any damage and can anyone suggest a good brush to clean them without causing damage/scratching?

Many thanks.

Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622045
19/06/2018 11:29
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I used a wonder wheels kit on my Coupe and it is very good at getting the baked in dirt and brake dust off.

It is very corrosive so use as instructed!

The kit I had came with it's own application brush.

The negative is where the paint was peeling it gets underneath and makes this worse. So I used it sparingly and only in areas that specifically needed attention rather than the entire wheel.

Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622051
19/06/2018 14:11
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The best readily available product I have found for wheel cleaning is a new one from Autoglym - Magma - http://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cle...=autoglym+magma - It works really well (but is smelly!)


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Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622057
19/06/2018 17:53
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Try valet pro bilberry wheel cleaner, it’s non acid based which all the above are, it smells nice and all the trade use it. Check it out on Google. I’m a Detailer by trade, mix it 50/50 with water and use a very light brush like this one http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/valet-pro-inch-round-wheel-brush and then a long wheel brush to get inside the wheel.


Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622078
20/06/2018 07:13
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Ha!

sounds like Richie's got the inside knowledge on that one;

Yeah; that Wonder Wheels stuff is terrific at eating through brake dust, in a way that water alone doesn't touch; but you can get an indication of how aggressive it is; as if you have minor injuries on your fingers whilst using it, and it gets in; it stings like F*fe.

Personally; I try and give 'em a really good clean, (the wheels), about twice a year with that Wonder Wheels stuff or something less aggressive; and then wax them; internally & externally; to fight back the worst of water-borne filth from sticking to them.

It's a lot of effort; but keeps 'em good I think.

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Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: Richie007] #1622117
20/06/2018 15:32
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Great - thanks all and Richie - I'll take your advice smile

Last edited by joe90; 20/06/2018 15:33.
Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622132
20/06/2018 19:28
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Dante, that is superb dedication, looking good!

Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622163
21/06/2018 07:02
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that's very kind

thanks

Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622245
23/06/2018 15:36
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Wonder Wheels ruined my white wheels on my Yamaha FZR600 in 1993, never again, wonder my arse.

Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622251
23/06/2018 18:09
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Wonder wheels contain acids. I would never clean my alloy wheels with this stuff. There is no real secret as others have said, a purpose designed brush goes a long way with any car shampoo & bit of elbow grease.....simple. yes


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622320
25/06/2018 18:34
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The reason it's called Wonder Wheels is that you wonder where the paint has gone after you've used it!


I believe it's the same as Wonder Bra...…. laugh


This is how it should have come out of Torino!
Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622918
13/07/2018 08:10
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Cleans the crap off ruins the finish too —dulls any finish especially lacquer don’t use it if possible

Last edited by paul; 13/07/2018 08:10.

was Paul S,now just paul...Member since Oct 2000,Coupe may be FATALLY injured - :(oh no it's not smile
Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90] #1622973
16/07/2018 05:32
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