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#1622043 - 19/06/2018 13:25 Wonder Wheels - any good?
joe90 Offline
On a journey

Registered: 06/01/2006
Posts: 101
Loc: Herefordshire
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.

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#1622045 - 19/06/2018 13:29 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
Gunzi Offline
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Registered: 30/08/2007
Posts: 6838
Loc: Southsea
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.

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#1622051 - 19/06/2018 16:11 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
andyps Offline
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Enjoying the ride

Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 1149
Loc: Pontefract, West Yorkshire
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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#1622057 - 19/06/2018 19:53 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
Richie007 Offline
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Registered: 16/10/2013
Posts: 396
Loc: Eastbourne, Sussex
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.
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#1622078 - 20/06/2018 09:13 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
dante giacosa Offline
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Registered: 25/05/2012
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Loc: Going North on the A9
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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Edited by dante giacosa (20/06/2018 09:14)

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#1622117 - 20/06/2018 17:32 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: Richie007]
joe90 Offline
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Registered: 06/01/2006
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Loc: Herefordshire
Great - thanks all and Richie - I'll take your advice smile


Edited by joe90 (20/06/2018 17:33)

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#1622132 - 20/06/2018 21:28 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
Gunzi Offline
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Dante, that is superb dedication, looking good!

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#1622163 - 21/06/2018 09:02 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
dante giacosa Offline
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that's very kind

thanks

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#1622245 - 23/06/2018 17:36 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
Submariner Offline
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Registered: 20/12/2005
Posts: 1181
Loc: Kent
Wonder Wheels ruined my white wheels on my Yamaha FZR600 in 1993, never again, wonder my arse.

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#1622251 - 23/06/2018 20:09 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
jimboy Offline
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Registered: 18/03/2008
Posts: 4261
Loc: highlands
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
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#1622320 - 25/06/2018 20:34 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
Rob40 Offline
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Enjoying the ride

Registered: 24/06/2007
Posts: 890
Loc: Carlisle
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
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#1622918 - 13/07/2018 10:10 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
paul Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 1470
Loc: Glasgow,Near Florence..If only...
Cleans the crap off ruins the finish too —dulls any finish especially lacquer don’t use it if possible


Edited by paul (13/07/2018 10:10)
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#1622973 - 16/07/2018 07:32 Re: Wonder Wheels - any good? [Re: joe90]
Taz Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
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Loc: Kent Coast, smugglers paradise
Iron X.
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