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Curious to know what are some good spray on wheel cleaners you guys are currently using and recommend?

I've tried poor boys and it wasn't bad but looking for something a bit better?
 

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I've been happy with Meguiar's D143 and some elbow grease. It's also nice because you can get in a gallon jug and dilute it with water which is recommended and helps make it last.
 

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Yup, they are the same thing! I ordered mine from detailedimage.com but you can get the gallon just about anywhere online for $25 or so. I mix it in a 32oz spray bottle from Lowe's/HD. I've been using the WOOLLYWORMIT wheel brush from Amazon which I am pretty happy with too 👍
 

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Wheels are just paint so be careful with whatever you use, there are countless threads here about wheels being ruined with spray on cleaners.

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Soap and water. Wheel cleaners generally clean better than soap and water for a reason. They are more aggressive on the stains...and the wheels. I've read too many horror stories about people who have used wheel cleaners and it damaging the wheels. Yes, I'm aware that many of those instances were because they weren't used properly, e.g. allowed to dry on the wheel prior to rinsing, etc. Many on this site have done other things to help with the dust including changing brake pads, ceramic coating etc. If you are going to use a wheel cleaner, avoid the junk you find at the auto stores or Walmart.
 

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Anyone who doesn't have this in their cleaning box is missing out. This leaves behind a beautiful shine, and was my go-to when I had factory Brembo dusty-pads. This doesn't leave behind residue, is easy on the wheels and has been used by me for years on all my vehicles. Its cheap @ $8 with nearly any purchasing outlet.
 

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That waterless thing there, you use it as a quick touch up or to really clean the wheels? These cars get the wheels incredibly filthy fast. To clean the wheels face might work but to clean the inside? WB wheels have prominent wheels insides and cleaning them by hand only could get really complicated.
 

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Never spraying any cleaner on my wheels, sorry. Soap n water.
 

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That waterless thing there, you use it as a quick touch up or to really clean the wheels? These cars get the wheels incredibly filthy fast. To clean the wheels face might work but to clean the inside? WB wheels have prominent wheels insides and cleaning them by hand only could get really complicated.
Works just fine on the inside. Had to do the rotor rings recently and sprayed the inside down to clean when they were off, looks great and staying nice because those brembos are gone. Didnt snap a pic though cus my phone was in the garage and my hands were covered in stuff from taking parts off.
 

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Never spraying any cleaner on my wheels, sorry. Soap n water.
what kinda soap are we talking about, the usual car wash soap that you use when doing the body too? I would venture to guess the ingredients are rather similar, maybe avoiding some of the harsher cleaners I can see but this is essentially soap and water in a bottle. Works well in a pinch if you go out and don't want to fully detail or forget to clean the wheels, spray on wipe off and they look freshly washed.

To each their own, just don't want you to think it'll harm your wheels. Mine are brass obviously and I think I'd see harm before anyone's black wheel.
 

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Sonax is one of the best out there. When I don't use that one I've had good luck with Eagle One's A-to-Z cleaner.
 

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Is it true that licking a hellcats wheels clean stops them indefinitely from accumulating brake dust?
 

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Is it true that licking a hellcats wheels clean stops them indefinitely from accumulating brake dust?
this can only be answered by personal experience. Please let us all know how that goes... :)
 
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I use warm water and Dawn dish washing soap. Cuts any road grime and leaves the wheels squeaky clean. It is mild soap.
 

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Just another note, Megs D143 is a non acid wheel cleaner. I clean my car fairly often, at the very least once a month, and I have not seen any kind of damage to my wheels using it.
 
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