Bilt Hamber auto wheel cleaner 1ltr spray bottle
What you should know about alloy
A non-acid, non-alkaline alloy wheel cleaner that quickly and in over 90% of cases touch less reactive wheel cleaner.
In most cases steel and alloy wheels are either lacquered or painted these coatings protect the metallic surface from corrosion and provide attractive finishes to automotive road wheels.
As vehicles brake the dust generated from pads discs and drums is at elevated temperatures, amongst this hot cloud are thousands of particles of hot metallic particles, these bombard the wheel finishes and effectively embed themselves in the finish.
Once lodged they are extremely difficult to remove, acid based alloy wheel cleaners attack these metal particles and effectively attack the particle reducing its size allowing the particle and dirt clinging to it to escape, caustic wheel cleaners are less effective than acid ones on brake dust but can attack organic coatings such as lacquers and paints on short exposure they attack any organic matter accumulated around the embedded particle and produce a seemingly clean surface, however with continued use they will dull and diminish the coating, leaving a wheel surface that needs refinishing.
Safer and more effective auto-wheel works in an entirely different way, and has proven itself by winning independent tests conducted by the UK’s biggest selling automotive magazine even against powerful acid and alkaline cleaners. See the test here!
auto-wheel’s pH neutral formulations reacts with the oxidising surface of the metallic particle rendering it water soluble, the rapid removal of this microscopically rusted surface reduces the embedded particle size and releases it from the surface, unlike acids this method is harmless to the wheel’s finish and in fact so fast it cleans more effectively – the reaction is seen by a rapid colour change from clear to deep red, after which a simply hose or rinse leaves the wheel spotless. In severe cases a brush can be used to assist the process.
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One of the first of the new wave of ‘purple’ cleaners hangs on to its crown, but it was close. Even with the lightest of agitation auto-wheel made good progress on our filthy trims, leaving just a few streaks. You need to let it work for five minutes until it turns dark purple. Then, a pressure washer blast or brushing is all that’s needed. It’s not the cheapest of those tested, but does include a wheel brush.
Auto Express UK
I ordered this on Sunday and it was delivered this morning by Royal Mail just after I finished washing my car! After 18 months of trying to get rid of baked on brake dust, I even went back to the dealer thinking my wheels had discoloured!
This was so simple to use....spray....leave....brush....rinse and then BOOM!!!
Outstanding! Thank you so much!
Used on graphite alloys (Posted on 23/06/2015)
Find a jet wash. spray. wait and wash = perfectly clean wheels.... Review by Ian
I had never used a wheel cleaner before, having been an adherent to the soapy water, brush and bucket routine for many years, but always my efforts left difficult areas less than perfect. Just having switched cars to one that came with even an even more complex design (!), I searched for a safe and effective wheel cleaner. I knew of Bilt Hamber products, and especially the safe, non acid wheel cleaner, and felt reassured buying this product. It has been the best decision I have made for car cleaning products. I have no pressure washer and so I take myself to my local jet wash, spray the wheels, wait a few minutes as the solution changes quickly to a deepening red and simply wash them..... they come up perfectly clean. No scrubbing or agitation (though my car is only a few months old), just beautifully clean wheels - exactly what I`ve been searching for after years of back breaking and bending down with a brush and bucket, scrubbing away... All in the past. Buy this wheel cleaner. Its amazing. (Posted on 10/06/2015)
Look no further Review by Paul A
Was sceptical at first.
After the first use I was amazed.
Bought the car second hand and the previous owner had run the car for a good few miles with the rear pads down to the metal. The result was ingrained rust. I honestly thought I was going to have to get the wheel powder coated to sort it out.
After the second application, with agitation, auto wheel had dealt with it no problem.
A great product that does what it promises.
Astounding! (Posted on 23/02/2015)