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Old 10-17-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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Wheel cleaner

Has anyone tried Purple Rain or Iron Out? I am looking for a good wheel cleaner that I can spray on and pressure wash off. I have XD Hoss wheels on my daily and there are a ton of small crevices that I refuse to hand polish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb0ztJsnX9I

I guess it is referred to as a "fallout remover". Supposed to breakdown the iron.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:45 AM   #2
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I use Iron-X. It even works inside the house on rusty water stains. Amazon.com: CarPro Iron X Lemon Scent 1 Liter with Sprayer: Automotive
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:53 AM   #3
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Here is a pretty informative video about how it all works, if you can get past this guy making googly eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn53IO1HW9Y
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:55 AM   #4
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I use Iron-X. It even works inside the house on rusty water stains. Amazon.com: CarPro Iron X Lemon Scent 1 Liter with Sprayer: Automotive
I have some little specs stuck in my paint from rain washing shingle grit on my truck. Sure would be nice if that would take it off.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:26 PM   #5
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I have some little specs stuck in my paint from rain washing shingle grit on my truck. Sure would be nice if that would take it off.


^^Color sanding will most likely take care of that.

As for wheel cleaner, best one I've found is the wash mitt and elbow grease. I've tried a few in the past and never was fully impressed. If you're fine with a 85% clean wheel, then the cleaners will fit your bill.

I'm anal about the chrome on wheels, mirrors, and bumpers. Hand wash and polish with Turtle Wax chrome polish for best results. I polish the chrome about once every 4 months.

Edit, just realized you may have polished aluminum wheels with no chrome cladding.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:13 PM   #6
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Mine are chromed aluminum.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:14 PM   #7
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I use Sonax wheel cleaner. Works pretty well just spraying on and washing off without even touching the wheel with a brush or mitt.

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Old 10-17-2017, 02:31 PM   #8
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I've been using Adam's Deep Wheel Cleaner with a paint brush to get in the cracks and crevices. Multi-piece wheels are a huge PITA to keep clean, haven't found anything yet that is truly "no touch"

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this works oretty well
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The iron-x mentioned earlier seems to be one of the main go to's on some of the detailing forums I was browsing when looking to clean my stuff up. They make a cherry scented version that doesn't burn your nose hairs like the lemon scented does. They seemed to like the cherry better 😂

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Old 10-24-2017, 03:19 PM   #11
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My Iron-X came in, works really well. Im hooked.
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I found my pic of the old shower when I soaked it the first time.

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Old 10-25-2017, 01:33 PM   #13
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I found my pic of the old shower when I soaked it the first time.

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Ha, thats awesome
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:50 PM   #14
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so just wtf is happening in that shower..thats the hard water spots washing off or wtf is that
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I believe that is what's referred to as a "murder scene"

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Our well water has a little iron in it. The Iron-X product turns purple in the presence of iron. Iron-X is the easiest way to clean wheels and hard water deposits. It's about the same price as Whink cleaner so I just use it for water spots too.
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I also have that problem...I been seriously struggling with cleanng hard water spots and rings... showers and toilets...

I gotta try this..is it spray on hose off..cuz anything that u hafta scrub scratches the finish on the tubs/showers
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:44 AM   #18
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The very first time I had to wipe over the sprayed surface with a washcloth to get it all. I think that was mainly because the deposits were so thick. If you do it every month, just spray on, wait 5 min, then spray off.

For wheels I use a brush to get into all the crevices but haven't needed it inside the house.
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:02 PM   #19
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if that's how it works it is worth whatever it costs. them hard water spots are a mutherfer to get off...

amazon here I come....
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