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#1 AdamC11

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:06 PM

Hi Guys,

Can you reccomend a very gud alloy cleaner please?

Thanks

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#2 DanGull

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:48 PM

There's Bilberry, Bilberry, Bilberry and erm, Bilberry.

Did I mention Bilberry?

It's awesome - only alloy cleaner you'll ever need. Smells great and it's non-acidic. It also dilutes, so goes a long way. Make sure you get a chemical resistant sprayer to go with it however...

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:46 AM

i agree with dan here about bilberry its awesome stuff, cleans the tyres well also.

only other id suggest is dodo mellow yellow but i havent tried it yet, seems to have some gd followers already though

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:43 AM

i agree with dan here about bilberry its awesome stuff, cleans the tyres well also.

only other id suggest is dodo mellow yellow but i havent tried it yet, seems to have some gd followers already though



I would second that for bilberry, very powerful though, it damaged my plastic centre caps (but I think that is more due to me not diluting enough).

Another couple of good ones are the Auto Glym Alloy Wheel cleaner and wonder wheels (available from Halfords). Comes with a shaving type brush for application, that is my personal favourite.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 01:09 PM

I would second that for bilberry, very powerful though, it damaged my plastic centre caps (but I think that is more due to me not diluting enough).

Another couple of good ones are the Auto Glym Alloy Wheel cleaner and wonder wheels (available from Halfords). Comes with a shaving type brush for application, that is my personal favourite.


If bilberry ruined youre centre caps then what does wonder wheels do :blink:

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:44 PM

Absolutely - wonder wheels and AG alloy cleaner (not the difference between this and custom wheel cleaner) are acidic and make Bilberry look like Ribena in terms of harshness. I use Bilberry at 1:4 and it's mild as anything.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 04:06 PM

If bilberry ruined youre centre caps then what does wonder wheels do :blink:


Wonder wheels is fine as it was diluted already.
I had a very strong mixture of Bilberry and it marked all centre caps.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:07 PM

Hello guys,

Another one for Bilberry here, I use that product day in and day out, never experienced any problems.

Michael.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:20 PM

Hello guys,

Another one for Bilberry here, I use that product day in and day out, never experienced any problems.

Michael.


Agreed. ;)

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:24 PM

Agreed. Posted Image



an old trick is quarter of a small cup of washing powder for the degreasing and 4 drops of lemon juice then add about 1 litre of water using a wheel brush it gets them lovely and clean its cheap and non acidid as the lemon juice is well concentrated and they will smell all lovely too its what i use when i run outPosted Image

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:18 AM

Autobrite Very Cherry..... Same/similar to bilberry, but a touch cheaper :D

Oh, and make sure you use a wheel sealant after you've got them all scubed up nice and shiny

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