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Finally going to get round to washing the car at the weekend i think.

Ive been recommended to use car pro fat boa and Reset shampoo.

What are folks using on there wheels to get them clean?
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Finally going to get round to washing the car at the weekend i think.



Ive been recommended to use car pro fat boa and Reset shampoo.



What are folks using on there wheels to get them clean?

I use the same wash as the rest of the car (Bilt Hamber Auto Wash) if they arenít too dirty.

Otherwise Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel. Fantastic stuff.


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I use the same wash as the rest of the car (Bilt Hamber Auto Wash) if they aren’t too dirty.

Otherwise Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel. Fantastic stuff.


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Bilt Hamber stuff is fantastic, the snowfoam and wheel cleaners especially.
 
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Just getting into a bit of detailing myself.

Loads of stuff out there, it can get a bit hectic really knowing what is worth the money. The Bilt Hamber stuff is highly regarded in the detailing scene for value and quality of product.

If you keep on top of them just your regular decent paint shampoo will do the job but you will need to decontaminate them every once in a while. As already mentioned the BH auto wheel will do a very good job for you on that front.



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I too use BH pre-wash foam (Iíve got a foam bottle attachment, fits on end of lance) and BH autowash - works well.
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I tend to use normal shampoo (Gary Deansís perfect soap) and occasionally a specialised wheel cleaner.

I use the BH Auto auto foam as well and have used the wheel cleaner in the past and both are highly reccomended on the Detailing forums. Iím trying another wheel cleaner at the moment as I canít stand the smell of the BH cleaner, but it is really effective. Iíve read that the smell is nowhere near as bad as it used to be!

The auto foam doesnít cling to the car as much as other snow foam products, but it does work really well.

Iíve just had a new wheel brush delivered to clean the tyres and some Gyeon Q2 Tire to dress the tyres. Hoping to try it out tomorrow if the car comes back from the dealers in time.
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Finally going to get round to washing the car at the weekend i think.



Ive been recommended to use car pro fat boa and Reset shampoo.



What are folks using on there wheels to get them clean?

Iíd recommend car pro reload too as a treatment every now and again. Itís dead easy to apply, creates a fantastic glossy shine and tops up the hydrophobic qualities for great beading.


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My detailer also recommended Gtechniq C2v3. You apply it after washing. It leaves the car with a great shine and adds extra protection.

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cheers folks, used a car pro mitt and same shampoo per my dealers recommnedation on the wheels too.

pleased with results got bored halfway through on saturday morning and so one half of car is much better than the other (as i was drying as i went with the fat boa which quickly got fully saturated). so drying became impossible.

queue me creeping through any water/puddles (still a few after the hot weather) on the essex lanes roads to mersea to avoid splalshback ...

exhaust tips a re a mess couldn't get them very clean. they were detailed, but black ingrained mess on bits of them. any tips? need to buy a 2nd fat boa.
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What ever you do, don't wash the wheels with the same mitt thing as the bodywork. The brake dust is really abrasive.
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What ever you do, don't wash the wheels with the same mitt thing as the bodywork. The brake dust is really abrasive.
yeah i know mitt exclusively for wheels fat boa for the body work (one end for drying one for washing, hence the need for me to get a 2nd!)
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