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MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
Hello

Need some recommendations re really strong alloy wheel cleaner for the Anaconda - why suggestions?

Wonder Wheels used to be the biz but now its changed and is just a bit pants

Grazie
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The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.

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  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 2,040
    Depends how you value the finish of your alloys.

    If you don't care about harsher cleaners then Autoglym:
    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/wheel-and-tyre-cleaning/autoglym-clean-wheels-1-litre-234062.html

    If you care for and value your wheels then Meguairs:
    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-cleaning/wheel-and-tyre-cleaning/meguiars-ultimate-wheel-cleaner-560950.html
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Mega! Grazie!

    Thinking harsher stuff to get them initial clean, more moderate stuff to keep them clean.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 18,490
    MattFalle said:

    Mega! Grazie!

    Thinking harsher stuff to get them initial clean, more moderate stuff to keep them clean.

    I could lend you my missus.

    She won't clean them but after she has kerbed them you will embrace the dirt.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    Mega! Grazie!

    Thinking harsher stuff to get them initial clean, more moderate stuff to keep them clean.

    I could lend you my missus.

    She won't clean them but after she has kerbed them you will embrace the dirt.
    🤣

    Ah mate, just thought of the the phat wides getting dinged makes me cry

    #blingswag
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 24,016

    MattFalle said:

    Mega! Grazie!

    Thinking harsher stuff to get them initial clean, more moderate stuff to keep them clean.

    I could lend you my missus.

    She won't clean them but after she has kerbed them you will embrace the dirt.
    I’ve given up on mine. 😢
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • bianchi_davebianchi_dave Posts: 847
    Bilthamber Korrosol works wonders, as do most 'fallout' removers. Pretty cool when the bleeding starts, as the chemicals dissolve iron particles and brake dust residue. They are far milder than a lot of the dedicated wheel cleaners too, which can be very acidic and basically eat your wheels!
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  • beansnikpohbeansnikpoh Posts: 1,277
    My wheels are 80% scrape, 10% brake dust, 10% alloy. Less said about 2 destroyed tyres due to kerbing at moderate speed the better.

    Let's have a massive car she says...

    Can you not just take a wire brush dipped in paraffin to them?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 26,094
    There's an a car detailing account on the tiktok that seems to use a cleaner that seems to melt any dirt off any part of the car.

    They never say what it is tho. Maybe get a younger male MF to ask them...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,871
    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:

    Mega! Grazie!

    Thinking harsher stuff to get them initial clean, more moderate stuff to keep them clean.

    I could lend you my missus.

    She won't clean them but after she has kerbed them you will embrace the dirt.
    I’ve given up on mine. 😢
    The wheels or the wife?

    My lad swears by Auto Finesse products. Stinks when it goes on but it does clean them up nicely.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 24,016
    edited June 2022
    me-109 said:

    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:

    Mega! Grazie!

    Thinking harsher stuff to get them initial clean, more moderate stuff to keep them clean.

    I could lend you my missus.

    She won't clean them but after she has kerbed them you will embrace the dirt.
    I’ve given up on mine. 😢
    The wheels or the wife?

    Both tbh.
    If she ain’t changed by now then she ain’t gonna. This can be a good thing.

    I’m reminded of a saying about the folly of marriage. A man goes in thinking she won’t change while the woman goes in thinking he will. They are both wrong.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
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    me-109 said:

    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:

    Mega! Grazie!

    Thinking harsher stuff to get them initial clean, more moderate stuff to keep them clean.

    I could lend you my missus.

    She won't clean them but after she has kerbed them you will embrace the dirt.
    I’ve given up on mine. 😢
    The wheels or the wife?

    My lad swears by Auto Finesse products. Stinks when it goes on but it does clean them up nicely.
    Groovy - grazie! Will have a squiz.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    ddraver said:

    There's an a car detailing account on the tiktok that seems to use a cleaner that seems to melt any dirt off any part of the car.

    They never say what it is tho. Maybe get a younger male MF to ask them...

    Grazie mille!

    Theres one standing all surly outside at the mo' so I'll shout at him to do some research and wait for either a) no reply or b) something surly and "street" i won't be able to understand accompanied by random hand gestures.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited June 2022

    My wheels are 80% scrape, 10% brake dust, 10% alloy. Less said about 2 destroyed tyres due to kerbing at moderate speed the better.

    Let's have a massive car she says...

    Can you not just take a wire brush dipped in paraffin to them?

    Brillo pad on a stick in lieu of above?
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Bilthamber Korrosol works wonders, as do most 'fallout' removers. Pretty cool when the bleeding starts, as the chemicals dissolve iron particles and brake dust residue. They are far milder than a lot of the dedicated wheel cleaners too, which can be very acidic and basically eat your wheels!

    Bilhamber Korrosol? Googling now....

    Thankyou!
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • andyrrandyrr Posts: 1,799
    Wonderwheels, the product that has a great reputation for removing dirt and brake dust and lacquer and paint from wheels. If your car’s wheels deserve that then maybe just buy some corrosive liquid in bulk form and chuck some of that on them.
  • Wonderwheels is good but I've had better results using Dodo Juice Ferrous Dueller. The Dodo Juice range in general is very good.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Wonderwheels is good but I've had better results using Dodo Juice Ferrous Dueller. The Dodo Juice range in general is very good.

    Grazie!
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Munsford0Munsford0 Posts: 592
    Well this has been quite an education! Who knew that all this highly specialised and eye-wateringly expensive automotive cleaning chemistry existed? There seems to be something for every conceivable type of blemish or contaminant.

    I just live with the fact my 20 year old Focus has front wheels in a fetching shade of burnt umber. Somewhere between London Clay and Picture Gallery Red on the Farrow and Ball colour chart.

    I did treat it to a new battery earlier this week though.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    The Anaconda is 15 years old, gets serviced once a year, a new battery every 5 years and the paintwork steam cleaned once a year, if that - therefore something quite harsh to get 3 years worth of schnunk off the wheels before leaving them for the next 3.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,937
    MattFalle said:

    The Anaconda is 15 years old, gets serviced once a year, a new battery every 5 years and the paintwork steam cleaned once a year, if that - therefore something quite harsh to get 3 years worth of schnunk off the wheels before leaving them for the next 3.

    You could hide the dirt with some hubcaps and just put them in the dishwasher every month or two to clean them up?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Hubcaps? Hubcaps?

    What are these atrocities you speak of?

    Next thing you'll be telling me to fit mudguards to my bicycle.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,937
    MattFalle said:

    Hubcaps? Hubcaps?

    What are these atrocities you speak of?

    Next thing you'll be telling me to fit mudguards to my bicycle.

    They're like those clip on disc things that people put on TT bike wheels to make them go faster.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Will they make the Ananananacondaaaa go faster?
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • monkimarkmonkimark Posts: 1,314
    edited June 2022
    Don't they clash with the spokey dokeys?
    thistle_ said:

    MattFalle said:

    Hubcaps? Hubcaps?

    What are these atrocities you speak of?

    Next thing you'll be telling me to fit mudguards to my bicycle.

    They're like those clip on disc things that people put on TT bike wheels to make them go faster.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 26,094
    Munsford0 said:



    I just live with the fact my 20 year old Focus has front wheels in a fetching shade of burnt umber.

    We got a steal with our 20 year old Focuses to be fair...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,380
    MattFalle said:

    The Anaconda is 15 years old, gets serviced once a year, a new battery every 5 years and the paintwork steam cleaned once a year, if that - therefore something quite harsh to get 3 years worth of schnunk off the wheels before leaving them for the next 3.

    Why do you change the battery?
    I had a Picasso diesel from new for 16 years .the battery never saw the light of day.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited June 2022
    lesfirth said:

    MattFalle said:

    The Anaconda is 15 years old, gets serviced once a year, a new battery every 5 years and the paintwork steam cleaned once a year, if that - therefore something quite harsh to get 3 years worth of schnunk off the wheels before leaving them for the next 3.

    Why do you change the battery?
    I had a Picasso diesel from new for 16 years .the battery never saw the light of day.
    Because 2 have died roughly 5 years apart.

    Don't know why, they just did, so I chsnged them.

    Coincedence? A plot? The Illuminati? Hunter Biden?

    Who knows.

    Its the only thing to have ever gone wrong with it apart ftom the resr parking sensors don't work but thats because The Hound ate the wiring, nothing to do with the car.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
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