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Offline hwm3

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Megs Wheel Brightener
« on: April 08, 2009, 12:29:53 PM »
I figured this would be a good opportunity to test what WB can really do. This is one of my regulars trucks, and the wheels were particularly nasty this time.

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Process was WB 4:1 sprayed on and allowed to dwell for a couple minutes. Then scrubbed with my wheel sponge. Overall it did a great job of removing the crud from these wheels. The small amount that was left behind was easily removed via clay.

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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 12:41:18 PM »
WOW!  I didn't even realize those were chrome until the after pics.

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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 02:00:01 PM »
How'd your spray head hold up?
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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 04:37:27 PM »
Better take that spay head out and wash it good, I jsut checked mine to see if it would work from last week...dead.

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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 07:29:04 PM »
Hmmm. Interesting. I honestly hadn't thought of using a "wheel brightener" on chrome plated wheels for some reason - only on aluminum. Then again, the local detailing supply house no longer carries the slightly acidic "wheel cleaner" they used to.

Oh yea, and I'm having the exact same problems with spray heads. Wheel brightener seems to turn them into a single use deal. The best I've been able to get is two - three uses with a complete water flushing (and soaking in a bucket of fresh water) in between.

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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 07:42:45 PM »
I'm still not a big fan of the chemical but, the wheels look pretty dang good.
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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 09:08:01 PM »
I'm purposely not rinsing out the head to see how long it lasts. I cleaned the wheels this morning and the spray head still works right now.

Don't worry. I'm not wasting a good spray head. I used the cheap head that comes with the spray bottles from Lowes. It's not a terrible setup especially considering they are only $.98 each.

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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009, 10:10:11 PM »
I maybe with Rock on this, I may be done with WB...not worth killing 2.50 spray heads for 4 wheels.

Going back to APC+


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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2009, 10:12:38 PM »
What ever happened to the ol soap and water to clean the wheels.  I have wheel brightener but I havent used it yet.  It's more of a special occasion thing.  Least aggressive method first right? 
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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2009, 10:16:20 PM »
Yes. This is NOT something I would use all the time. Only on particularly nasty wheels. I had attempted to clean one of the other wheels with my usual car wash soap, Megs Super Soap, and then with APC+. Neither put the slightest dent in this crud. That's when I reached for WB to see if it would be any more effective.

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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 11:46:18 PM »
P21S Wheel Cleaner is the only one I use... it's not nearly as aggressive and yields pretty darn good results on a really grimey wheel.
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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 11:47:07 PM »
P21S Wheel Cleaner is the only one I use... it's not nearly as aggressive and yields pretty darn good results on a really grimey wheel.

How do the chem heads work with that product?

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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 11:48:46 PM »
Comes in a spray bottle from the get-go... they do fine.  Never had a problem but, I will admit, I don't use it very often - only on the *really* bad ones.
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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2009, 11:53:16 PM »
Comes in a spray bottle from the get-go... they do fine.  Never had a problem but, I will admit, I don't use it very often - only on the *really* bad ones.

I ordered the PB APC today (along with a few other goodies)...yes I haven't tried it yet...are you shocked?  Want to see how that stuff works. 

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Re: Megs Wheel Brightener
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2009, 12:17:54 AM »
I maybe with Rock on this, I may be done with WB...not worth killing 2.50 spray heads for 4 wheels.

Going back to APC+



I hear you. I stopped using it (even though it worked AWESOME on the wheels) because I literally can't find a spray head to last more than 1 use.

For now, I bought a ton of the All Wheel Orange citrus Megs wheel cleaner for $3.50 a bottle at Big Lots. the stuff is safe on everything, and works extremely well to break up dust.
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