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Old 07-06-2019, 08:35 AM
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Default Please recommend a heavy brake dust cleaner safe on all wheels.

Looking for something safe on an wheels and is effective for caked, baked on brake dust.
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The latest on-the-shelf brake dust-dissolving secret is Eagle One Wheel Cleaner "for Black and Plasti-coated" wheels. Make sure it is the one for Plasti-coated wheels, as the bottles look the same. Walmart sells it for under $5. It works as well as the $20 iron removers I have used. Just follow the instructions on the bottle. If the wheels are that caked on, I would let this stuff dwell a while, hose it off, then apply it again and use a wheel brush to agitate the rest off. Then just rinse clean.


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The latest on-the-shelf brake dust-dissolving secret is Eagle One Wheel Cleaner "for Black and Plasti-coated" wheels. Make sure it is the one for Plasti-coated wheels, as the bottles look the same. Walmart sells it for under $5. It works as well as the $20 iron removers I have used. Just follow the instructions on the bottle. If the wheels are that caked on, I would let this stuff dwell a while, hose it off, then apply it again and use a wheel brush to agitate the rest off. Then just rinse clean.

Bro, if you recommend something, I know its good.

Strange thing, the reviews on Amazon claim it cant be used on aluminum or PVD. Not sure which type of wheels this refers to.

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Strange thing, the reviews on Amazon claim it cant be used on aluminum or PVD. Not sure which type of wheels this refers to.
Make sure you get the one that is for "Black and Plasti-coat". I think that reviewer bought the wrong bottle for what he was looking for. No surprise, as Eagle One screwed the pooch by making the bottles look the same.




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Make sure you get the one that is for "Black and Plasti-coat". I think that reviewer bought the wrong bottle for what he was looking for. No surprise, as Eagle One screwed the pooch by making the bottles look the same.

Ok, so you have to buy the right one for your wheel.

Fyr, have you tried Sonax?

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Fyr, have you tried Sonax?
Yes, sir. I have used Sonax, Meguiar's Ultimate, Eagle One, 3D BDX, BDP, P&S Brake Buster, Jax Wax, Chemical Guys, and many more. In my opinion, they all work great. It just boils down to what you like and how much you want to spend. The iron-removing "bleeding" cleaners are great, but are generally more expensive than regular cleaners. The Eagle One being the exception. Plus, I don't always need a bleeding type wheel cleaner, as my wheels never get that dusty that often.

My go-to wheel cleaner for my daily is P&S Brake Buster. It doesn't bleed red, but it is a little thicker so it dwells good. It removes brake dust almost as good as the bleeding types, even without using a brush. Plus, it actually adds anti-corrosion protection so your rotors don't get as rusty when you rinse them off. An entire gallon is under $20.

My go-to wheel cleaner for my Z06 is Meguiar's "Hot Rims Aluminum", which is their most gentle wheel cleaner. Super-safe for my brushed and cleared wheels. My Wilwood brakes dust terribly, and while I wish I could use a bleeding wheel cleaner, my zinc rotors and nickel-plated calipers don't like any. They can become permanently stained.
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Ok, so you have to buy the right one for your wheel.
This is the one you want. The bottle and the sprayer are both terrible, but for $4.44, it doesn't matter. I bought 2 bottles of this stuff and poured them into my old Kenotek Wheel Cleaner bottle, which has an awesome spray head!


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FYRARMS, Are you familiar with Meguiars D140 Wheel Britener ????

Says its OK For Clear Coated Wheels

I applied GTechnique G5 coating to my Brushed/Clear Coated SIGNATURE Wheels
and have used Meg's D140 once ...and noticed this last nite



Peeling or Clear Coat Failure ?????

SEE Clear Coat Failure ????
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Yikes. I am familiar with D140. I don't use any acid-based wheel cleaners, though. They are best for neglected, baked-on dusty wheels. All my wheels are kept clean often, so I only need gentle stuff.

What dilution ratio did you use?
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Meguairs Wheel Brightener D 140

I honestly dont remember my Dilution Ratio (if ANY??)

Label Says "Safe on Clear Coated, Factory Painted, & Chrome Wheels"

NOT FOR USE ON POLISHED ALUMINUM OR ANODIZED.....

Guess I'll be using Dishsoap Detergent In Th Future

Did You LOOK at My Pictures???

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Meguairs Wheel Brightener D 140

I honestly dont remember my Dilution Ratio (if ANY??)
Whoa. D140 is heavily concentrated acid cleaner. For the DIRTIEST wheels, a 4:1 water-to-D140 ratio is reommended. For most other wheels, guys are using a mild 10:1 water-to-D140 ratio. Assuming you used the D140 straight out of the bottle, it isn't surprising it caused damage.
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Guess I'll be using Dishsoap Detergent In Th Future
Honestly, you keep your car as clean as I do. Just use regular safe pH-neutral car wash soap in a separate wheel wash bucket. Grab a set of Wheel Woolies brushes and you are all set.

https://www.autogeek.net/wheel-woolies.html
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Yes, sir. I have used Sonax, Meguiar's Ultimate, Eagle One, 3D BDX, BDP, P&S Brake Buster, Jax Wax, Chemical Guys, and many more. In my opinion, they all work great. It just boils down to what you like and how much you want to spend. The iron-removing "bleeding" cleaners are great, but are generally more expensive than regular cleaners. The Eagle One being the exception. Plus, I don't always need a bleeding type wheel cleaner, as my wheels never get that dusty that often.

My go-to wheel cleaner for my daily is P&S Brake Buster. It doesn't bleed red, but it is a little thicker so it dwells good. It removes brake dust almost as good as the bleeding types, even without using a brush. Plus, it actually adds anti-corrosion protection so your rotors don't get as rusty when you rinse them off. An entire gallon is under $20.

My go-to wheel cleaner for my Z06 is Meguiar's "Hot Rims Aluminum", which is their most gentle wheel cleaner. Super-safe for my brushed and cleared wheels. My Wilwood brakes dust terribly, and while I wish I could use a bleeding wheel cleaner, my zinc rotors and nickel-plated calipers don't like any. They can become permanently stained.
I just bought the gallon sized Sonax Full Effect.

I need something with a little more umph as I'm not as diligent as I should be and the brake dust tends to bake on by the time I get to it.
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The only safe wheel cleaner is a PH natural soap and water. There is NO safe wheel cleaner from a can or bottle, but there are acceptable levels of harshness for wheel cleaners to remove caked on dust and iron. They are not intended to be used frequently and all of them will tell you the amount of time it can remain on the wheel before it can cause damage. You'll also note that the will recommend you test in an inconspicuous spot incase there are adverse affects. Everybody uses them, it's to what degree they are used and how frequently.

I have found Blackfire Wheel & Tire Cleaner (BF-750) to be a good product. https://www.autogeek.net/blackfire-wheel-cleaner.html

Before we sold my daughters old beater car, we used oven cleaner and it worked great! Would't recommend you use it on anything, but we were in a pinch cleaning it up and the can was just sitting there waiting to be a wheel cleaner instead of Oven cleaner.
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So maddening that I FXXKED UP even a very small area on my $3500 SIGNATURE Wheels

NO warnings , NO Instructions Come with Wheels , NOTHING

Meguairs label says "Safe on Clear Coated" but I probably didnt have it
deluted enough....Lucky damage isnt worse..I suppose ????

I try to be so careful with EveryThing...Now This !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Replacement cost on THESE Wheels is only $3500







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So maddening that I FXXKED UP even a very small area on my $3500 SIGNATURE Wheels

NO warnings , NO Instructions Come with Wheels , NOTHING

Meguairs label says "Safe on Clear Coated" but I probably didnt have it
deluted enough....Lucky damage isnt worse..I suppose ????

I try to be so careful with EveryThing...Now This !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Replacement cost on THESE Wheels is only $3500
I love those wheels.

It's not the end of the world, there are shops that can strip and re-clear that wheel and cost is only about $100. I do understand the frustration though.

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I just bought the gallon sized Sonax Full Effect.

I need something with a little more umph as I'm not as diligent as I should be and the brake dust tends to bake on by the time I get to it.
I understand! And the Sonax Full Effect is an amazing product!
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Meguairs label says "Safe on Clear Coated" but I probably didnt have it
deluted enough....Lucky damage isnt worse..I suppose ????

I try to be so careful with EveryThing...Now This !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I understand your frustration! It happens to all of us. We try to take the utmost care of our stuff, but make a silly mistake and have to live with the consequences. I totally have been there!

Just use your gentle car soap and soft cleaning tools from now on. I don't think your sweet car gets dirty enough to ever need a strong wheel cleaner anyway. She is sexy!
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Ive used Non Chlorinated Aeresol Brake Clean to remove grease spots and that didnt hurt the CLEAR POWDER Coat

IF I wanted to buy "something" other than SOAP What Brand/Product wont hurt the CLEAR POWDER COAT

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