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SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 16.9 oz.

16.9 oz.
Item#: SON-230200   
Sale price: $15.99
5 L
Item#: SON-230500   
$99.99, 2/$159.99

Item Description:

Safe on all wheels, including aluminum and alloys!

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect is a highly effective, acid-free special cleaner for all types of steel and light alloy wheels. It easily removes even the most stubborn dirt, such as burnt-on brake dust, oil and rubber residue and other road dirt from all types of steel and alloy wheels. SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect contains no acids.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect is green right out of the bottle but turns purple-red as it penetrates dirt and grime. When necessary, use a soft bristled wheel brush to agitate the wheel. Rinse well.

Before Sonax Wheel Cleaner.
Spray on SONAX Wheel Cleaner and allow it to dwell for several seconds.

Spray the wheel thoroughly with Sonax Wheel Cleaner
SONAX Wheel Cleaner immediately starts loosening brake dust and oil.

Sonax Wheel Cleaner turns red when it touches brake dust and grease.
Above, you can see that SONAX Wheel Cleaner turns red as it comes into contact with brake dust.

Rinse off wheels.
SONAX Wheel Cleaner does most of the work for you!

Towel dry clean wheels with a soft microfiber towel.
Use a soft wheel brush to agitate the cleaner. Here we used a Speed Master Wheel Brush.

Use Sonax Wheel Cleaner on all types of wheels.
Rinse each wheel thoroughly.

Those of us with expensive, custom wheels or unique finishes have struggled to find a safe wheel cleaner. Search no more! SONAX Wheel Cleaner is the solution!

16.9 fl. oz. (500 ml.)

Made in Germany.

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Product Reviews

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 16.9 oz.
4.5 Stars based on 17 Review(s)
Bruce Ft Lauderdale
Ft Lauderdale Florida
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Sonax wheel cleaner full effect
October 1, 2014
Greatest product I have ever used to clean rims I need a bigger size Would buy it from you again right now

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great heavy duty wheel cleaner!
September 8, 2014
Sonax FE is good for cleaning those real nasty ones, it's not meant to be a regular maintenance cleaner. It works well just spray it on give it a minute or two to start working, then agitate it with the brushes of choice, let it dwell for another minute or two, and rinse. It will take care of all but the worst cases of baked on dust. It does have a very strong smell not as bad as most iron removal products but definitely up there. For my wheels that I maintain well I still will hit them with this or Iron X two times a year, just to tackle those stubborn contaminants.
Always cool to see it bleed Cleans up the wheels nicely

Matt M
New Jersey
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works Well
September 6, 2014
Sonax Full Effect works well and is better than most wheel cleaners. It quickly changes color to let you know that it is working and on lightly soiled wheels, it can be used without agitation. However, after cleaning a heavily soiled wheel with Sonax, another wheel cleaner was able to remove slightly more contamination, hence the 4 star rating.
Bright Color Changes Color
The Smell

, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Let it Bleed
September 4, 2014
I love having a safe wheel cleaner that I know I can count on. This cleaner works fast and does a good job getting all the brake dust and other crud off the wheels. The color changing as it reacts will have everyone's attention that passes by possibly meaning more jobs for you. I'm used to the smell but it is not so bad because I used a mask, glasses and gloves while working with it. First timers will be surprised at the smell lol. Great product, will buy again.
Safe Easy Color Changing
Really caked wheels sometimes need to be hit twice.

4 Stars
July 8, 2014
Ive used many wheel cleaners before and after using this product ive determined that it is just OK. I do like the color effect. What i dont like is the smell and cost.
Color effect shows its removing iron particles and breakdust.
Cost and smell

Plainview, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect for keeping wheels clean
June 14, 2014
I have used several different wheel cleaners and this is by far the best I have ever used. After spraying onto the wheels and the color changing to red I knew it had worked. I usually go over the surface with a brush but not even certain I need great.
Easy to use Colors changing when completed

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Product
August 18, 2013
Simply stated, SONAX Wheel Cleaner is a really great product which thoroughly cleans the entire wheel as designed. Again, this IS a really great product. A little does in fact go a long way and the best results are aided by a soft brush at the end (after several minutes dwell time). I tend to "finish up" after rinsing with a second coverage of the brush with some additional - one shot of Sonax on the brush AND shampoo that primarily gets the tires - the wheels once again, too - follwed by a full rinse, then dry. I complete the operation by using a renowned German sealant (in the silver grey bottle) on the wheels as a final protectant and, of course, a separate tire protectant (VRP). The results always are stunning.

Akron, OH
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

May 20, 2013
Best wheel cleaner I've ever used, hands down! I sprayed all the wheels, pretty liberally. It goes on bright green. Went inside, smoked a cigarette, came back out about 5min later, the product had changed to a dark red color. Sprayed off with water full blast. Wheels were sparkling clean! No brake dust, dirt, or anything left.
Ease of use. Color changing effect lets you know when its done working.

Santa Cruz, CA.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
March 23, 2013
This product is everything they say it is. I was very pleased. Thanks
There is no scrubbing it works by itself for the most part just a little drying when done.
I would like if it would remove rust as well from a really weathered out rim.

Colin D
New Braunfels, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best wheel cleaner hands down
February 1, 2013
Makes cleaning wheels with built/baked on brake dust and more. Use this for those wheels that haven't been cleaned in ages & couldn't be happier.
Cleaning ability Great product

Bella Vista, Arkansas
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Sonax Whell Cleaner You know it has done it's job when it turns purple
September 16, 2012
I like to clean the inside of the tire rim in addition to cleaning the outside rim. I can spray Sonax Wheel Cleaner Full Effect on the inside rim ( from the outside ) and get it clean also.
Non acidic , works very well and it is neat to watch the grime turn purple.
High cost.

2 Stars

Its OK
May 22, 2012
Im not very impressed, I get the same results using soap and water, it just doesnt turn purple. The cleaning is average, which for me isnt worth the price of Sonax wheel cleaner.
Safe for all wheels
Smell Price

Johnsburg, IL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The best wheel cleaner!
April 19, 2012
Sonax packs a punch that even the dirtiest wheels can't handle...along with a punch to your nose. Be sure to use this product outdoors. Its cleaning ability can't be overstated enough. Below are some picuters of some wheels I cleaned - Sonax did amazing!
Strength to clean the dirtiest wheels. Color changing to let you know its working
Smell. Please use outdoors. Price is a little high compared to other wheel cleaners.

Round Rock, TX
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent Wheel Cleaner
April 16, 2012
Sonax Full Effect is a very effective wheel cleaner. Fun to watch work as it changes colors.
Cleans well Neat color change
Smell, while not really strong, is not pleasant.

Troy S.
Dover, Ohio
3 Stars

Cool Color Change but Average Cleaning
April 12, 2012
Sonax wheel cleaner was one of the first to come out with the color change concept. It looks cool and nice to show people its working and dissolving iron particles. But for the price it is an average wheel cleaner and there are other better option in My opinion.
- Cool color change to see it working.
- A strong Sulfur smell. - Definitely use outdoors.

San Diego, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent product
April 9, 2012
This works very well on wheels that have build up on them. Just spray it on and the dirt and grime wipe off very easily. I use it on our work trucks and they tend to get very dirty and it still works great.
It smells like the stuff you use when getting a perm, but it works great so I guess its worth it

Belmont, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent Wheel Cleaner!!!
March 1, 2012
I was able to use this with the Daytona wheel brush to get 30-50,000 miles of built up grime on the inside of my wheels on both my Mustang and my Wife's SUV. They look BRAND NEW. The smell is strong and with the wheel brush is flings everywhere, so I recommend a mask and eye protection.
Easy to use. Great Results.
Smells Strong, use a mask.