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      03-14-2011, 09:16 AM   #23
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Are those towels not very small to use for drying a car? I would use a much larger drying towel which can do a whole car and often more without becoming too full of water.

Does wheel cleaner like Bilberry remove all the wax / polish etc. My X5 M sport wheels seem to take ages to clean but once I get them coated with some decent wax I wouldn't want to instantly wash it off. also is Bilberry a spray on, leave a little time and then power wash off product?
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Davy - I find them okay, in fact quite large (about a 1.5 feet square). I do ring them out a couple of times - important to let the car dry slightly IMO or you'll just saturate any towel. Any bigger would be clumsy I reckon.

With Bilberry, you dilute it to what strength you need. I'd say use it to clean the wheels in the first place (worked a treat on the inlaws muck X5 19s) - I bought a sprayer with mine and use it about 1:5 with water. You might need a quick agitate/scrub but a decent PW will then blast most cack off - even nasty grime.

Then seal with the PP stuff - it's a bit like a cream. Squeeze some onto one of the foam pads they sell, rub it around, do the whole wheel, let it haze a bit, polish it off with a microfibre towel. Once done, a simple jetwash will clean the wheels for about 3+ months then start again with the Bilberry. You won't need to apply the cleaner regularly once they are sealed. Haven't had to touch my flipping awkward 160s since I applied he PP WS&S a month ago and they are a BITCH to keep clean!

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Davy - I find them okay, in fact quite large (about a 1.5 feet square). I do ring them out a couple of times - important to let the car dry slightly IMO or you'll just saturate any towel. Any bigger would be clumsy I reckon.

With Bilberry, you dilute it to what strength you need. I'd say use it to clean the wheels in the first place (worked a treat on the inlaws muck X5 19s) - I bought a sprayer with mine and use it about 1:5 with water. You might need a quick agitate/scrub but a decent PW will then blast most cack off - even nasty grime.

Then seal with the PP stuff - it's a bit like a cream. Squeeze some onto one of the foam pads they sell, rub it around, do the whole wheel, let it haze a bit, polish it off with a microfibre towel. Once done, a simple jetwash will clean the wheels for about 3+ months then start again with the Bilberry. You won't need to apply the cleaner regularly once they are sealed. Haven't had to touch my flipping awkward 160s since I applied he PP WS&S a month ago and they are a BITCH to keep clean!

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Thanks for the heads up. I hate cleaning my wheels so have ordered the WS&S and sponges. I've also order some of the mircrofibre towels as the seem like good value.
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Not totally sure I need the Bilberry as my wheels are in very good clean condition, its just the keeping them that way that is tricky and the X5 M sport wheels are quite intricate. This sealer might be a good option to keep them a bit easier to blast the dirt away.
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Davyk - you might be right. It does make life easier though and for some reason it smells amazing - like pure raspberry juice! Anything that makes keeping my wheels clean (they have many many spokes) is a good thing IMO and this stuff along with the Bilberry and a decent pressure washer have answered those issues! Only other good thing for really awkward areas is the Meguiars wheel brush - no good for large areas but it really does get right into tight spots.

Boyd - nice one! Hope it all works for you too!
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Just ordered the WS&S and their applicator foam pads, will be putting the summer wheels onto my 335d soon so will give them a coat. Also will try to get the X wheels done soon to try to make looking after them easier.
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+1 for bilberry wheel cleaner. I've tried a few wheel sealants/waxes and have settled (for now) on swissvax autobhan. Great durability and really easy to use. Combined with the bilberry to maintain its been a winning combo even through the winter...
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Does the Bilberry not strip the wheel wax ?
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Does the Bilberry not strip the wheel wax ?
Depends on the concentration - more than 1 in 5 then yes, less probably not but once the sealant is on, you won't need it for a few months.

Basically wash with Bilberry (1 in 5 for me), get spangly clean, seal with PP WS&S, enjoy only having to jetwash them then when it wears off (can be up to 6 months), re-clean with Bilberry, re-seal.

It will NOT strip the lacquer like some of the really powerful wheel cleaners can do.
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Thanks all for the suggestions.

Heard poorboys mentioned quite a lot. It is my Birthday today and some notes fell out of a card this morning. Perfect timing
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It is my Birthday today and some notes fell out of a card this morning. Perfect timing
Don't you just love your Grandma's, I usually get socks

Happy birthday.
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Billberry is indeed good stuff.

Bought some smart wax rim wax and treated the new alloys on the Treg with it and have been very impressed. It smells great too!!!
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Thanks all for the suggestions.

Heard poorboys mentioned quite a lot. It is my Birthday today and some notes fell out of a card this morning. Perfect timing

Happy Birthday!
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Thanks all for the suggestions.

Heard poorboys mentioned quite a lot. It is my Birthday today and some notes fell out of a card this morning. Perfect timing
Happy Birthday!

Funny how gran's STILL give cash even when you're "grown up!"
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Cheers guys

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My PB WS arrived today so I gave the wheels a polish. This stuff is amazing!!!!

The ease of application and removal is superb and the finish is excellent. It has to be one of the best products money can buy.

Matt your Zaino debt is repaid.

To anyone with alloys BUY SOME POLISHED BLISS WHEEL SEALANT today.
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My PB WS arrived today so I gave the wheels a polish. This stuff is amazing!!!!

The ease of application and removal is superb and the finish is excellent. It has to be one of the best products money can buy.

Matt your Zaino debt is repaid.

To anyone with alloys BUY SOME POLISHED BLISS WHEEL SEALANT today.
Weird, mine pitched up today too.
The wheels came off earlier but I've not used it yet.

Sounds good
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JLR - ideal! But its made by Planet Polish not Polished Bliss
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JLR - ideal! But its made by Planet Polish not Polished Bliss
My mistake, it's way better than Poorboys.
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My mistake, it's way better than Poorboys.
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I've still got half a pot of the Poorboys but can't see myself using it.
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