Product Type: Autoglym in Car Care
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An excellent product for that showroom finish
Autoglym Clean Wheels
Member Name: carlz2001uk
Autoglym Clean Wheels
Advantages: Easy to use, price, results
Disadvantages: Need to take care directing the spray
I haven't previously taken much thought about cleaning my car any more than driving through a car wash and giving it a quick vac, however since I bought my dream car just before Christmas, I've taken so much extra thought over it that I'm verging on being a little OCD with it! As my 4x4 has 18" wheels, and big alloys it really is a noticeable aspect of the car rather than something you barely notice, and for that reason I like them to look the best they can.
After spending a while in my local Halfords, looking for items that could keep my car looking cleaner for longer, I noticed the Autoglym clean wheels. Not ridiculously over priced, I figured it was from a reputable brand and seemed to have plenty to offer so I purchased it and paid around £8 for it. Since then I have seen it online for just over £5 so will be repurchasing it from the Internet rather than in store.
The chemical cleaning product works to strip the alloy of dirt and debris that is usually stubborn to remove. The cleaner can be used on all types of alloy (plastic, chrome, etc) and really does provide a professional finish in no time at all.
To use this product most effectively, you will need to use a little elbow grease however just a slight scrub with a brush is enough to rid the alloys of stubborn brake fluid. Simply spray, leave for a while and then clean off. I tend to spray mine, clean my inside windows, and by the time I come to remove the spray, its pretty much done the job by itself, breaking down the grease and removing the debris.
One thing that is worth mentioning, is the care and attention you need to take when applying the spray. As it is an acidic cleaner with plenty of chemicals in it, you do need to take care directing the spray specifically and solely onto the alloys, and to avoid any contact with paint work. I haven't tried it, but would imagine it wouldn't react well with your lovely paintwork!
One other point to mention is to avoid using this product on a brand new car. My husband has just in the last week taken delivery of a brand new DS3, and we were told to avoid using any specialist cleaner on the alloys for 1 year as it can cause more damage than good. I'm not sure why this is, but it seems to be a general rule from what I can see online.
All in all a great product that reduces time and effort spent cleaning alloys, all for a really reasonable price.
Summary: 5 stars
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