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Old 17 Aug 2005, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wonder wheels on p1 alloys

The wheels on my P1 could do with a really good clean but not sure whether wonder wheels would wreak the wheels, I have never used it on black wheels has anyone used it on the prodrive oz wheels.

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Old 17 Aug 2005, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no mate i havn't tried it , but then again i aint ever heard of it either ............... :wink:
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Old 17 Aug 2005, 10:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wouldnt really recommend it mate though if ya dont leave it on too long you would probably get away with it if you leave it on too long it stains and starts eatin the laquer,depends how rough the wheels are i generally just polish mine every other month with normal car polish and they seem to be ok, wash em well weekly though.(aint got p1 alloys though)
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Old 18 Aug 2005, 09:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have heard ( on here I think) that it can turn your calipers funny colors :shock:

be careful :wink:

Use wheel wax from demon tweeks on mine after cleaning.

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Old 19 Aug 2005, 07:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Buzz is correct, turned my calipiers grey was OK on the wheels though. BUT that said I now use TRUCK WASH diluted 50%


Truck Wash is a commercial product and removes most things. Undiluted it is very powerful and will remove any stubben stain. Best not used undilluted

I get mine through my son who works for Mercedes Commercial
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Old 19 Aug 2005, 04:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does that work for keeping the wheels clean as well? I need to protect mine if I can...
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Old 19 Aug 2005, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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O.k I was going to take the wheels off to clean them its just to get them really clean and then a wash every week should keep them clean
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O.k I was going to take the wheels off to clean them its just to get them really clean and then a wash every week should keep them clean
Matt if you are taking them off then you should be OK. Clean one wheel at a time working into the stubborn bits then wash it off. DO NOT LEAVE IT ON TOO LONG..

I would then give the wheels a good waxing this does help prevent muck from sticking to the wheels
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Old 19 Aug 2005, 09:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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O.k I was going to take the wheels off to clean them its just to get them really clean and then a wash every week should keep them clean
Matt if you are taking them off then you should be OK. Clean one wheel at a time working into the stubborn bits then wash it off. DO NOT LEAVE IT ON TOO LONG..

I would then give the wheels a good waxing this does help prevent muck from sticking to the wheels
Wax and seal... will keep um cleaner and easier for future cleaning...
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What sort of wax would you recommend guys?
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What sort of wax would you recommend guys?
My choice... very boring Turtle wax colour and turtle wax clear sealant.. came out top in the Which? report last year... :shock: protection lasted the longest and the finish was above average against some very expensive stuff like, Swissol etc.

But loads of excellent stuff to choose...Megguirs is excellent.
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Cool, thanks Nobby, I will have a look into them
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Old 08 Sep 2005, 02:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I use wonder wheels on my P1. Not visibly seen any issues with using it so far....
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Old 08 Sep 2005, 04:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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wonder wheels wrecked my new calipers - took all the colour out of the subaru 04 wrx front... :cry:

Its harsh stuff!
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Old 08 Sep 2005, 04:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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When my wheels start to look a bit grubby I use wonder wheels. It only goes on for about 20-30 seconds then a GOOD wash off.
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