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Hi Stewart here
does anybody out there know what products AUDI uses to clean and protect alloy wheels. Also what are other people using for there wheels
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Hi Stewart here
does anybody out there know what products AUDI uses to clean and protect alloy wheels. Also what are other people using for there wheels
thanks Stewart
Hi Stewart,
not sure what audi use but I use R222 wheel cleaner and poor boys wheel sealant.They both work really well the sealant stops a lot of the build up and what does stick comes off real easy


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I use Valet Pro Bilberry wheel cleaner which is a non acid wheel cleaner and is very good. I buy 1 litre at a time. You can use it diluted with water for a gentle clean or neat for a tougher clean. No acid so no damage to your alloys


I use Chemical boys wheel sealant as frequently as the weather allows to stop the brake dust etc sticking


Oh and buy a proper long soft bristle wheel cleaning brush so that you can reach the whole of the inside of the wheel easily
 

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I use AutoGlym Clean Wheels and then AG Alloy Wheel seal...does a good job. May try some of the cleaners etc mentioned above when the AG runs out. Do need to get a long wheel brush but onl ones i can find seem to be hard bristle
 

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I use AutoGlym Clean Wheels and then AG Alloy Wheel seal...does a good job. May try some of the cleaners etc mentioned above when the AG runs out. Do need to get a long wheel brush but onl ones i can find seem to be hard bristle
Take the wheels off,much easier and you can fully coat the wheels with the wax


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For the lazy amongst us (namely me) when it comes to cleaning the car, I transfer the AutoGlym Clean Wheels or Wonder Wheels stuff to a normal spray bottle, for example a window cleaner one.

Then as long as you wear a decorating mask (cos when it's an aerosol you don't want to breath it in, trust me), you can get a complete coverage on the wheel really easy, if you wait a min, I find you can then just apply the pressure washer and everything comes off, don't even have to pick up a brush sometimes.
 

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I have the 20" RS wheels and this is the first car I have owned that I can clean inside the wheels, with my hand, via the spokes !

A word of warning though - I now wear kevlar anti-cut gloves as I am still sporting the scar on my right hand, inflicted on me by the "bacon slicer" brake disc guard !!
 

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I have the 20" RS wheels and this is the first car I have owned that I can clean inside the wheels, with my hand, via the spokes !

A word of warning though - I now wear kevlar anti-cut gloves as I am still sporting the scar on my right hand, inflicted on me by the "bacon slicer" brake disc guard !!


Safer with a brush. Can be got from any detailing supplier I would have thought.
 

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A word of warning though - I now wear kevlar anti-cut gloves as I am still sporting the scar on my right hand, inflicted on me by the "bacon slicer" brake disc guard !!
Many a cut on the hand from the same brake disc guards!

Going to buy the Tesco brush next time i'm pasing....nice tip
 

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I have the 20" RS wheels and this is the first car I have owned that I can clean inside the wheels, with my hand, via the spokes !

A word of warning though - I now wear kevlar anti-cut gloves as I am still sporting the scar on my right hand, inflicted on me by the "bacon slicer" brake disc guard !!
Add me to the list of victims
 

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Lads - no need to start taking the wheels off - just wear the lightweight Kevlar gloves as I said, you can feel the tin plate trying to cut away at the back of them, but no chance of them going through.

Our sheet metal workers have to wear them - you can't cut them with a Stanley knife !

As an aside, I used to take the wheels off a 997 for cleaning purposes - until one day I heard the sickening crunch as one of them tipped face down onto the drive - ?60 repair please!
 

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Just gotta make sure you don't mark the sills with the jack or the wheels with the socket when taking them off!


I'm sure I read on here that this happened to someone
nylon coated sockets and a trolley jack,just be careful of the handle
 

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Surely a proper long handled brush is cheaper and quicker!
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