Bilt Hamber AutoWheel Alloy Wheel Cleaner & AutoFoam Snow Foam
The multi award winning Bilt Hamber AutoWheel & AutoFoam are the perfect pre-clean pairing! AutoFoam takes care of the body and AutoWheel gets to work hard on your wheels….but is still safe for use on even the most delicate of surfaces. Being non-acid non-alkaline.
Bilt Hamber AutoFoam
- Effective touchless cleaning action
There is absolutely no point in using expensive waxes and sealants striving to achieve a perfect end finish if you don’t get the basics right at the outset, Bilt-Hamber Auto-Foam 5L protects all of your work! Most swirls and paint imperfections have to be addressed later on in the process because of poor detailing preparation and the effects of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) on paint (such as ‘own goal’ damage from grit and grime) having to be removed.
However careful we all might strive to be, sometimes, we make mistakes and damage happens. So it makes sense to be as methodical and as careful as we can be, from the very first stages of the cleaning process, and not just at the end.
Bilt-Hamber’s Auto-Foam, is the result of extensive in-house research and development. Auto-Foam will reduce even further the possibility of damage to paintwork by presenting you with beautifully clear FOD free paint, ready for subsequent detailing.
Bilt-Hamber Auto-Foam is a new generation premium quality, foaming water-based pre wash treatment, designed to soak and saturate soiled vehicle paintwork prior to the application of vehicle shampoo and paint food. Auto-Foam is gentle too and is for use with all pressure washer foam lances. Applied at a typical PIR (Panel Impact Ratio) of 4%. auto-foam will panel dwell for typically 5 minutes. Auto-Foam is formulated specifically to offer maximum wetting it rinses easily too it is not designed as a superficial high foam product but as a functional material.
Auto-Foam is made with biodegradable compounds, is extraordinarily tough on soil and grime, yet harmless to paint, its non-caustic formulation ensures that even with regular use will not attack paint binders. Our hard working surfactants will attack and penetrate the hardest of road dirt and grime without the need for manual intervention.
During the panel dwell period, Auto-Foam’s bubbles will systematically burst and move, encouraging our soaking and cleansing agents to start working. The effects of road grime are neutralised by them, by being bonded within our blend of surfactants, then lifted from painted surfaces and physically removed, minimising harm caused by swirling and marking during subsequent detailing. When its work has been done, Auto-Foam may be washed off in a conventional manner, leaving a well presented automotive surface, perfectly ready for further treatments. For excessively soiled surfaces, simply increase PIR and/or number of applications.
How to use –
Use on a cool surface.
Dilute as required to obtain a PIR (panel impact ratio) of between 1:100 and 5:100.
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.