Bilt-Hamber Auto-Wheel 1 Litre
Auto-Wheel – Best Wheel Cleaner 2015
- Non-acid non alkaline universal wheel cleaner
- Proven number 1 in independent test
- Easy to use colour changing formulation
- No touch cleaning of heavily soiled wheels
- Large 1 litre trigger spay including free brush
A non-acid non-alkaline wheel cleaner that quickly, and in over 90% of cases, is a touchless reactive wheel cleaner.
In most cases steel and alloy wheels are either lacquered or painted these coatings protect the metallic surface from corrosion and provide attractive finishes to automotive road wheels. As vehicles brake the dust generated from pads discs and drums is at elevated temperatures, amongst this hot cloud are thousands of particles of hot metallic particles, these bombard the wheel finishes and effectively embed themselves in the finish. Once lodged they are extremely difficult to remove, acid based wheel cleaners attack these metal particles and effectively attack the particle reducing its size allowing the particle and dirt clinging to it to escape, caustic wheel cleaners are less effective than acid ones on brake dust but can attack organic coatings such as lacquers and paints on short exposure they attack any organic matter accumulated around the embedded particle and produce a seemingly clean surface, however with continued use they will dull and diminish the coating leaving a wheel surface that needs refinishing.
Auto-Wheel works in an entirely different way, and has proven itself by winning independent tests conducted by the UK’s biggest selling automotive magazine even against powerful acid and alkaline cleaners.
Auto-Wheel’s pH neutral formulations reacts with the oxidising surface of the metallic particle rendering it water soluble, the rapid removal of this microscopically rusted surface reduces the embedded particle size and releases it from the surface, unlike acids this method is harmless to the wheel’s finish and in fact so fast it cleans more effectively – the reaction is seen by a rapid colour change from clear to deep red, after which a simply hose or rinse leaves the wheel spotless. In severe cases a brush can be used to assist the process.
How to use –
Use on cool surfaces.
Spray liberally over entire wheel surface ensuring good coverage of edges etc. Reaction time is temperature dependent usually between 2 to 5 minutes is sufficient the chelating process is indicted by a change in colour from clear to deep purple. Once no further colour deepening has occurred the wheel can be power-washed or rinsed off, extremely dirty wheels will benefit from agitation with the brush supplied before rinsing. Auto-Wheel is safe for a wide range of surfaces including paints, lacquers alloys and steel, however small scale trial should be carried out before use.