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Hi
Just cleaned the Alloys and noticed some fading/staining.
A bit like when somethings been left in the sun and turned yellow or when your Tea Cup is stained and no product I own (Mer, Wonder Wheels or Tar Remover) will get rid of it.

Never come across Faded Yellow alloys before

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Re: Alloys

Use a light polish such as 3M Imperial Hand Glaze or Autosol to remove minor staining.

N.B Wonder Wheels is terrible for the alloys, it'll cause pitting and cracking fairly quickly. Go for something such as a Citrus Degreaser, you'll have to work it in with a soft brush but it's totally safe.
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Use a light polish such as 3M Imperial Hand Glaze or Autosol to remove minor staining.

N.B Wonder Wheels is terrible for the alloys, it'll cause pitting and cracking fairly quickly. Go for something such as a Citrus Degreaser, you'll have to work it in with a soft brush but it's totally safe.
Hi yeah I dilute WW as I had problems with the 306 Cyclone Alloys which WW pretty much ate.
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Wonder Wheels is based on an acidic formulation used for cleaning brickwork and concrete. I think the newer variants use an alkaline formula which again can corrode.

Citrus Degreaser should be available from your local cleaning suppliers. I buy 5 litres for 8.00 and dilute it 6:1 with water so you'll end up with 30 lires plus. It can also be used for lower sills, engine bay, upholstry and carpets aswell as wheels.
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Re: Alloys

I left some cleaner on too long (it dried) on one of the GT alloys. Now stained but I'll sort it with T Cut or similar then re-wax to protect
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Re: Alloys

Megs Cleaner Wax is good start or if you are into serious detailing then one of the "All in one" sealants like Klasse or it's European version: Car-Lack.

Once cleaned and sealed, a coat of Poorboys Wheel Wax and you will never have to worry about them again..........except for washing and washing and washing
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