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Right, been looking at I think I am going to get some Virosol (MC2???) looks like it's good and does the job (not sure what it is tho, could anyone tell me) I got some brake dust spotting in the corners of the anni wheels i need to shift, hopefully this should do it without being acidic.

Now also want to get some wax to make the job easier. Tried brake dust barrier from halfrauds but it's a bit pants. Could someone give me some suggestions with links to get them?
 

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Virosol is a 'commercial quality cleaner degreaser' - same ingredients as MC2 apparently. Just reminded me to order mine actually [;)]

www.jantastic.co.uk - Household Products
 

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You could use both but as Ricardo say it would strip it off anyway.

TBH if you use Virosol or MC2 (different formulation by the way, progressed on from Virosol), you shouldn't need to use the wheel wax, as the wheel wax make the wheels easier to clean, and the cleaner cleans the wheels easily......(chicken/egg...?)

John.
 

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I've got that wheelwax stuff, and although it makes the wheels shiney, it takes far too long to apply, and you'll find that the shine/water beading effect will disapper within 2 weeks.

Waste of time IMO. It's alright to do it once/twice a year (maybe for a car meet), but week to week - sod that.
 

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A cheaper alternative is Mer Wizard Wheel Wax available from Halfords. That said most of my stubbon tar and brake deposits shift with a a tooth brush (waxing monti II's is a pain!).
 

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Quote: posted by john_wintle on 29/01/2005 20:15:25

You could use both but as Ricardo say it would strip it off anyway.

TBH if you use Virosol or MC2 (different formulation by the way, progressed on from Virosol), you shouldn't need to use the wheel wax, as the wheel wax make the wheels easier to clean, and the cleaner cleans the wheels easily......(chicken/egg...?)

John.

John, what is the difference between Virosol and MC2? Does it contain different ingredients?

I have been using Virosol since the start of the year and can confirm it smells and works EXACTLY the same as MC2.

IMO the MC2 "formulation" is negligible because I certainly can't notice any difference between the two products (apart from the price)[;)]
 

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Sem,

AFAIK, informed by the bloke that supplies MC2 that there is a difference between the products.

I also have an even stonger version in my posession at the mo, which I got off him yesterday.

John.
 

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So this Virosol is the same as Mc2? Perfect timing....need some more pretty soon!

As for wheel wax I just use whatever is left on the applicator pad after I'm done applying the Zymol Creame wax I use on the S3 to the wheels. Certainly makes them easier to clean...then again I do clean the car once a week without fail so perhaps there's not enough to build up to form a challenge for the wax ?

Cheers,

Adam

http://www.aqrx70.dsl.pipex.com/s3website/cleaning%20session.htm

PS: Recognise the car Sem? ;)
 

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I just use any old wax on the wheels when I feel the need. What is good for the body of your car should be good for your wheels.

I own Virosol now and have tried MC2 (many thanks John) and honestly cant see any difference other than the price. I obviously dont have a lab at home so I cant say they are exactly the same chemically; but the result is the same.

Bargain if you ask me! - group buy on Virosol I think, that Jantastic company would easily be able to do something if someone arranged it.... they seemed interested when I mentioned it [;)]

Good luck!
 

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Also I would be reluctant to use a chemical cleaner EVERY week on my alloys which is why I wax them every other week or month.....
 

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Quote: posted by john_wintle on 15/02/2005 18:20:04

Monty, pics look like LA seafront.....about 2 miles down the road from me!

John.

Well spotted sir - didn't leave the car unattended, still waiting for locking wheel nuts you see ;)

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we used to use virosol at work but the maintenance guy informed me yesterday that we stopped using it because it was quite bad for your lungs and made people very short of breath after prolonged use.

do you find it takes your breath away if you breathe in the spray?

obviously as you are working outside the effects are lessened but be careful!
 

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I think any chemical is bad for your lungs after prolonged use; however it is widly used in the industry so it cant be that bad.

I spilt some in my boot and it stank for AGES and I did feel a bit short of breath because it was in the car all the time, but now its fully dried out its fine again.

- agree on being careful tho and use it outside anyway! [:)]

home my lungs are OK!

just done my peak flow - 670 - must be OK! [:)] and I am an asthmatic!
 
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