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    Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    Hi guys,

    I was at Walmart this last weekend and picked up SwirlX and the Ultimate Compound. While I was there, I saw that Bleche White was less than $3 so I bought a bottle.

    When I got home and red the directions on the back, I was surprised at how many warnings and cautions the label had. It sounded too strong and that it could damage the clear coat on your wheels. You have to wear gloves to apply it and if it gets on the skin, you have to rinse it for 15 minutes and so forth.

    Does anybody use the Bleche White to clean the tires? How do you like it?

    I am thinking of returning it next time I go to Walmart. It sounds too strong and dangerous.

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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    I use it & like it. It really cleans the tires & if you have raised white letters it does the best job of anything I have found for cleaning them. I have chrome wheels & it has never hurt them. It is strong, but use common sense and be careful. If you look at the warnings that are on pretty much everything and worry about them being safe or not, there wouldn't be too much stuff you would use. Companies put warnings on to protect themselves from idiots.
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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    You do have to be careful when using this product around some coatings and materials.

    For some wheels there's no danger, like chrome wheels as chrome is pretty much impervious to most chemicals. Just about any other coating or material your wheel is made out of you might want to process with caution or choose a different product.

    Also do a search on this forum using Westley's Bleche and read through some of the other threads on this topic.

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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    Thanks for the comments. My wheels are factory clear coated. I have a couple of small dings/scratches on the edges from parking too close to the curb, but that's an other story.
    Mike, I should have searched before I posted. There was quite a bit of talk about Westley's in the forum.

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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

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    There was quite a bit of talk about Westley's in the forum.
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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    I really like the stuff.
    I do not use gloves and I do not apply it to the wheels.
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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    I have used it on my tires before and went right back to using Meguiars APC because i did not notice a difference in cleaning ability

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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    You use Westleys on the tires only, try to avoid the rims. Do one tire at a time and rinse well.

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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    Ive been using that stuff since I was a kid. It is very strong but it does an awesome job at cleaning the tires. Ive yet to find anything that tops it.

    Im very careful not to get it on the rim. I make sure the rims are wet before spraying it on the tires and if any gets on the rim I spray it right off. Also, try not to breathe it, it will take your breath away.

    If you do get it on your skin, that slippery feeling is not the bleche white, its your skin coming off....
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    Re: Westley's Bleche White Tire Cleaner

    It's a pretty strong cleaner, great for white walls or white lettering to restore a crisp, bright white color.

    Always be careful with any strong cleaner for rubber so you don't over use it and after cleaning a tire face try to put some kind of dressing on afterwards.

    All Meguiar's tire dressings in our Consumer Line contain Antiozonants to help maintain the rubber.

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