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    how does it compare to D143? Of course different as there is the color changing effect found in fall out removal/iron remover, but in terms of the cleaning detergents.... more/less? I should have never purchased white wheels

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    Re: Meguiar's Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner

    Hey guys, just an FYI - many of you are familiar with this "react with iron and turn purple" technology from other wheel cleaners on the market, but there are a few things that set this product apart from those:

    • it's quite a bit less expensive than the competition
    • it's a gel like formula that clings really well to the wheel surface, allowing the product to dwell longer and work more effectively. Basically, when you spray it on it doesn't just all run down and turn the bottom of the wheel purple while leaving the top wondering how it's gonna get clean
    • we used a German wheel cleaner that isn't available in the US as a benchmark for this. We reached out to our international team and asked them "what's the best of the best in your country, and send us some". We beat it both performance and price wise
    • somehow our lab managed to get the horrible smell of this iron reacting chemical under control so it no longer smells like you're cleaning wheels with a raccoon that's been dead for two weeks and baking in the sun
    • whether you have bare polished aluminum, anodized, powdercoated or whatever wheels and/or brake components, this product is safe to use. Just don't spray it onto a hot surface or let it self dry on the surface and you should be perfectly fine.
    • while we recommend a short dwell time of maybe 20-30 seconds with other wheel cleaners, with this that dwell time can run into a couple of minutes or more. Just don't, as mentioned above, allow it to self dry on the wheels.



    Quote Originally Posted by evo77 View Post
    Nick,

    I'm looking for a wheel cleaner that can not only clean brake dust but also road film as well without agitation. Basically a spray on, let dwell and power rinse for a squeaky clean wheel. My wheels are ceramic coated and get cleaned a few times a month. And while dirt can rinse off rather easily, the road film still bonds to the painted surface and requires some light hand agitation which I would like to avoid if possible.

    Can the Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner do this?
    As is typical with almost everything in this game, the answer is "it depends". It may well come close to what you're looking for, but you may need a bit of help with a quick once over using a dedicated wash mitt. Road film can be an inconsistant bugger, and heat cycling doesn't help the issue. But your coating and pressure washing will certainly help you out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vettefan View Post
    Thanks again Nick.. Sounds like this new wheel cleaner may be similar to the Mirror Bright Wheel Cleaner.... Am I on track here?
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    Similar, but punched up quite a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by twisty roads View Post
    how does it compare to D143? Of course different as there is the color changing effect found in fall out removal/iron remover, but in terms of the cleaning detergents.... more/less? I should have never purchased white wheels
    D143 and Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner are high pH (alkaline) cleaners so their advantage over this product is their ability to clean road grime from tire sidewalls. You need high alkaline for that, so even Wheel Brightener and Hot Rims Chrome Wheel Cleaner aren't very good tire cleaners (both are low pH/acidic cleaners).
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    Re: Meguiar's Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner

    What stores will this be available in and when? I check every time I go out and I have yet to see it.

    Can it be used on painted surfaces as an iron remover?
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    Re: Meguiar's Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner

    It is not out yet. Like most products that are announced at SEMA, they are usually available online around December and in store around January/February.

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    Re: Meguiar's Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteLX View Post
    What stores will this be available in and when? I check every time I go out and I have yet to see it.

    Can it be used on painted surfaces as an iron remover?
    It will be in Walmart, Advance Auto, AutoZone and Pep Boys to start, along with the major online players as well. Yes, you can use it on paint to decon the whole car if you like.
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    Re: Meguiar's Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    Yes, you can use it on paint to decon the whole car if you like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: Meguiar's Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner

    Agree with Davey-good news!

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    Re: Meguiar's Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    It will be in Walmart, Advance Auto, AutoZone and Pep Boys to start, along with the major online players as well. Yes, you can use it on paint to decon the whole car if you like.
    That's great! Thanks.
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