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      06-02-2008, 04:45 PM   #23
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After reading rave reviews of the wheel cleaner from BMW on various forums, I thought I'd give it a go..................................

It does exactly what it say's on the bottle & I would highly recommend it.

It's not the gel cleaner,ask for part number 83.12.0.433.695.

Its about £6 and a half quid + darling.

Info from the label:

"Highly effective, acid free special cleaner with colour indicator for visually checking the effectiveness. Effortlessly removes stubborn grime such as baked – on –brake dust, oil and rubber residues and other road grime. Shortly after being applied, the cleaning effect becomes apparent due to the red colouration which signals the active shifting of the dirt. The special cleaner can be used on all steel and alloy wheels".



Or if you have a day to spare + loadsamoney, try this route:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=38043
When you have them nice and clean get some 'Poorboys Wheel Sealent' on them to protect. This stuff goes off really quickly so it's one wheel at a time job - less is more with a few thin cotes until you get bored.
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      06-02-2008, 04:48 PM   #24
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When you have them nice and clean get some 'Poorboys Wheel Sealent' on them to protect. This stuff goes off really quickly so it's one wheel at a time job - less is more with a few thin cotes until you get bored.


Yep I do that Pete,it's a bugger to put on though, what do you use to apply it?
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Yep I do that Pete,it's a bugger to put on though, what do you use to apply it?
Just a foam applicator but they get your fingers after a while. I have a couple of these so I may try one next time (they might be a bit big but I think they might be easier as you have more to hold onto) and then just buff off with a cloth.

http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/cobra-del...ack-p-310.html

Give Ron a call 'I think you have dealt with him before' - he may have other ideas.
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Just a foam applicator but they get your fingers after a while. I have a couple of these so I may try one next time (they might be a bit big but I think they might be easier as you have more to hold onto) and then just buff off with a cloth.

http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/cobra-del...ack-p-310.html

Give Ron a call 'I think you have dealt with him before' - he may have other ideas.


You love spending my money Gibbo

I'm saving up for my 'buy to let' in Dubai, I won't be able to afford it at the rate you spend my dosh for me!
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After reading rave reviews of the wheel cleaner from BMW on various forums, I thought I'd give it a go..................................

It does exactly what it say's on the bottle & I would highly recommend it.

It's not the gel cleaner,ask for part number 83.12.0.433.695.

Its about £6 and a half quid + darling.

Info from the label:

"Highly effective, acid free special cleaner with colour indicator for visually checking the effectiveness. Effortlessly removes stubborn grime such as baked – on –brake dust, oil and rubber residues and other road grime. Shortly after being applied, the cleaning effect becomes apparent due to the red colouration which signals the active shifting of the dirt. The special cleaner can be used on all steel and alloy wheels".



Or if you have a day to spare + loadsamoney, try this route:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=38043
I bought some last week HC together with the tyre gel, which impressed me, love the way the wheel cleaner works and smells, reminds me of perming lotion, not sure why that should excite me.
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As soon as they are off I'm steam cleaning and putting them to bed in the garage with a layer of oil.

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One thing I find works well on alloys and is not aggresive on the lacquer is Fairy Power Spray. Spray it on and leave if for a few minutes. By the time you've set the hose up the brake dust just washes off. Try it - it might surprise you and it's much cheaper than the 'proper' stuff. If it doesn't work for you, give it to the missus as a present.
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If it doesn't work for you, give it to the missus as a present.

I'll be nicking it from her in the first place
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I bought some last week HC together with the tyre gel, which impressed me, love the way the wheel cleaner works and smells, reminds me of perming lotion, not sure why that should excite me.
Have you got the BMW part number for the tyre gel.
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http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_350.html

to seal em (if you can find anyone with stock, always sold out..wonder why )

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_197.html

Job done, once treated, dust just washes away winner
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