Archive for the ‘Alloy Wheel Cleaning’ Category

How To Protect And Clean Alloy Wheels

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

How To Protect & Clean Alloy Wheels

As you will know managing to keep your wheels gleaming is one of the hardest jobs in detailing. Getting it right can seriously improve the look of your car and really makes heads turn wherever you go.

In this article I will share some top tips on how to protect and clean alloy wheels to keep them gleaming in both winter and summer.

There are many different types of wheels to consider, all of which to achieve the ultimate shine require slightly different care and attention:

– Bare metal alloy wheels
– Coated/Painted alloys
– Steel wheels
– Chrome rims
– Wire wheels

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Best Alloy Wheel Cleaner – Bilbery vs P21s Powergel Test Review

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Best Alloy Wheel Cleaner Test ReviewFor many years the German made P21s Powergel was widely regarded as one of the best alloy wheel cleaner products available. The acid free gel formula being able to cling to the wheels longer than most liquid sprays and highly effective at removing that annoying build-up of black brake dust on your alloys.

Then a couple of years ago UK company Valet Pro introduced Bilberry Wheel Cleaner which rapidly gained a large following amongst car detailers and enthusiasts alike, as a challenger to be considered as the best alloy wheel cleaner. Although not a gel formula Valet Pro Bilberry is a highly effective acid free alloy wheel cleaner which like the P21s is much safer to use on your alloys than acid based wheel cleaners.

But which one is the best alloy wheel cleaner? To find out we put both products in a head to head test on a set of alloys which had not been cleaned for over 3 months and which had not had any kind of wheel wax or sealant applied to them. (more…)

Collinite 845 Surprise Winner in Auto Express Car Wheel Wax Test

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Collinite-845-Auto_express-Best-Buy-Award-Winner-2011Anyone with alloy wheels will be well aware of the time and effort required to keep them gleaming and the corrosive effect that brake dust and other muck & grime can have on them. In order to help solve this problem a wide range for wheel waxes and wheel sealants have sprung onto the market in recent years.

All aimed at keeping your wheels looking good for longer and protecting them from these corrosive elements. In a recent test Auto Express put 12 of the most popular wheel waxes through their paces with a surprise winner – Collinite No. 845. So which ones were test, what were the results and why was the winner such a surprise?

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