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I was cleaning my car at the weekend and whilst washing the alloys I noticed that they are starting to get quite a build up of tar and hard brake dust on them[:(]. I have used several so called alloy cleaners (AutoGlym and Turtlewax) but they never get rid of all the crap. What do you guys use and does it remove all traces of tar and brake dust easily, or is the only way to use lots of elbow grease?
 

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Well yeh but he only means that if you have any grit in the claybar and you are rubbing it into the face of a Santa you might get scratches...

I use MC2, best stuff I've had. Sponge and soap is good but I always use MC2 because I like to get right into the wheel and have the whole thing sparkling. And then it rains. [:^)]
 

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Get some Virosol (same as MC2) from : http://www.jantastic.co.uk/acatalog/Jantastic_Household_Products_6.html

Will cost you about 11 pounds posted for a gallon!!! get a non abrasive brush too do scrub the chemical in and agrovate those stubborn marks. You will be amazed.

I just use a plant sprayer for application and about a 3:1 mix of water to product. I only use it every month or so. - most of the time sponge and soap is enough, and if you have waxed them, just water.

Have fun!
 

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Megs HotRims & an addis washing up brush, this helps you get right in to the back of the rim, then I use a sponge which I've directly applied some NXT shampoo, (gives great suds).

After I go for a spin around the block to dry them off, give them a coating of NXT/GOLD CLASS/ZYMOL (which ever is nearest) then refit the black plactic nut covers, apply a coat of endurance tyre gel & off I go.

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is virosol the stuff they use at hand car washes??

my dad drives a mondeo.......the alloys are caked in BAKED on brake dust.........will virosol shift it?

is it strong stuff?
 

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Not sure if it is the stuff they use, however it is pretty strong stuff but not acidic which is the main thing!

It would shift most of that stuff on his ford if you crubbed it in with a brush (washing up one as jace said). I did it with my dads A6 avant wheels and they look new! I would almost be tempted to use it neat on your dads wheels.

Try it dude, thats the only way.

is virosol the stuff they use at hand car washes??

my dad drives a mondeo.......the alloys are caked in BAKED on brake dust.........will virosol shift it?

is it strong stuff?
 

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is virosol the stuff they use at hand car washes??

my dad drives a mondeo.......the alloys are caked in BAKED on brake dust.........will virosol shift it?

is it strong stuff?
my dad drives a mondeo - why not just sell the car and get a nice dub with sparklin' clean wheels ! ;-)
 

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I use Hot Rims, First Jet Wash, then spray on. Wait a minute and jet wash off again.

Also have wonder wheels which i use about once every other month to bring them up like new.
 
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