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    1. Former Advertiser
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      10-21-2010 01:34 PM #1
      SONAX Full Effect Wheel Cleaner



      Precision Wheel Cleaner for safe and effective removal of brake dust and stubborn dirt

      SONAX Wheel Cleaner is a highly effective, acid-free and pH balanced rim and wheel cleaner that is safe for all wheels, including aluminum and alloys. This formulation is also effective and safe for use on painted wheels and will not deteriorate clear coats.

      SONAX Wheel Cleaner contains unique chemical ingredients that effectively dissolves the sintered iron by forming a water soluble iron complex. During the use of your vehicle, brake dust and road grime become sintered to the surface of rims and wheels due to the high temperature conditions they are normally exposed. Brake dust contains high levels of iron and once sintered to the rim, becomes extremely difficult to dissolve or remove without the use of harsh chemicals.

      SONAX Wheel Cleaner sprays on as a thick, flourescent grean foam. As the cleansing foam begins to work into the dirt and grime, the formula begins to turn red. The red coloration is the SONAX Wheel Cleaner forming a bond to the sintered iron on the wheel and changing its state to a water soluble complex for easy removal. Stubborn, baked on grime may take a small amount of agitation. Rinse wheels thoroughly with a power washer and wipe dry.

      MSRP - $19.99.

      So here is the test I did over the weekend. First I used this on the VW R32 and got amazing results, unfortunately no pictures.

      Was able to do some more testing and the test subject a 2010 Audi S4, with all the bad weather I figured this was a great time to test it out. 4-5 weeks without washing the car (due to rain, snow, northeast winter)

      Take a look I followed the instructions to the tee and got some amazing results, dare I say this will be a hit! I'm going to say even better than my favorite wheel cleaner.

      Before shot of the wheel



      Sprayed it on, and it was immediately green as stated in the directions


      Started to turn purple within minutes



      Take a look at it cleaning. (this was after quickly using the Uber Spoke Brush and Uber Boar's Hair Brush nothing crazy just a quick brushing)





      Used a power washer (Cam Spray) and they looks great!





      Needless to say I was impressed so impressed we will be carrying this asap.
      I know most know what my favorite wheel cleaner is here and I've been using it for 15 years and I think I just found its replacement.

      Updated: with the HUGE Response on this item I will start the pre ordering now. Shipment should be here in 5-7 days.

      Click here to reserve yours today SONAX Wheel Cleaner. (Don't forget to add your discount code)

      Updated with some German video




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    3. 10-21-2010 04:17 PM #2
      How does it perform on the baked on stuff that gets in by the spoke and the barrel?

      What your picture is showing doen't looked baked on but more what can be washed off with reg. soap.

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      10-21-2010 04:20 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesstzn View Post
      How does it perform on the baked on stuff that gets in by the spoke and the barrel?

      What your picture is showing doen't looked baked on but more what can be washed off with reg. soap.
      here you go its a long thread take a look.

      tons of info here.

      Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action.

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      10-27-2010 12:56 PM #4
      Is this stuff safe on raw aluminum wheels? My wheels have a high polished finish and using any sort of brush will leave micro-scratches.

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      10-28-2010 11:14 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by iamraymond View Post
      Is this stuff safe on raw aluminum wheels? My wheels have a high polished finish and using any sort of brush will leave micro-scratches.
      I have an email out to the headquarters in Germany, I would have to say if its not cleared use soap and water. put some wheel wax on it and call it a day.

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      10-28-2010 01:13 PM #6
      Nice write up

      Looks like this product delivers the results I am looking for. I may have to look into this item to replace what we currently use....

      Is this product available in larger sizes for the trade? Gallons?

      Can it be diluted 1:1 for regular maintenance vehicles which are seen weekly?

      Thanks

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      10-28-2010 01:34 PM #7
      this is a straight up product diluting will weaken the product quite a bit.

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