AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Africa
County: Western Cape
Re: Autoglym Clean Wheels
If you use washing up liquid you will have no wax protection on your wheels. The dirt and brake dust will therefore adhere even better, be more and more difficult to remove, and you are in a vicious circle of them always looking dirty. Thats when people start using harsh wheel cleaners which pit the alloys, the brake dust goes into the little holes and so the situation gets even worse.
Why treat your wheels any different from your paintwork?
Would you wash your car with "fairy liquid"?
Alloys are painted and clearcoated. They should be washed, clayed if necessary and then waxed. Then all you have to do from then on is wash them every time you wash your car.