Griots Garage Heavy Duty Wheel Cleaner - 35 oz.

Item Description:

Clean Really Dirty Brake Dust-Blackened Wheels Quickly And Easily

pH balanced formula is non-acidic and non-caustic.

Safe on wheels of all types and finishes.

Extremely safe and effective.

If you go a little too long between washings or you drive a vehicle with brakes that blacken your wheels, here's some much-needed help. You're going to love how well this cleaner works and how easy it will be to remove stubborn grime. Our Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner is a pH balanced, non-acidic and non-caustic formula. Its thick solution clings to the surface, breaking down and loosening stubborn brake dust and road grime. It actually changes color as it works! Spray on, allow it to remain on the wheel for 3 to 5 minutes, gently wipe with any one of our cleaning tools and rinse clean. Safe for use on any wheel finish; painted, chromed, uncoated aluminum, powder coated, anodized... you name it! There are wheel cleaning products on the market that claim to be spray-on, hose-off, no-touch wheel cleaners. If you've tested them like we have you've discovered they don't really get your wheels thoroughly clean. You still have to wipe the surface for a proper cleaning. Any cleaner that could work without wiping would be extremely harmful to the environment and to your eyes, skin and nose. Enjoy this fabulous cleaner knowing it's safe and it really works.

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By Jason
Thorofare, NJ
Good but not great.
November 21, 2017
First let me say this was used on rims that had 18k on them but never had the barrels cleaned. I was able to get this OTC and could not find Meg's DUB. I said let me give it a shot I don't need anything super strong. Followed the directions and this stuff clings just as good as CG Diablo or Sticky Gel. The spray head is butter smooth. I was running into 10 minutes before I started getting some color change. After a good scrubbing wheels were spotless. It made quick work of gummy tar and grease. With a little effort dried tar blobs came off. Now the decon test.Time to clay. Now the clay stripped out tons of decon left behind by the HD wheel cleaner. It was so much easier to clay. The residual decon left in the barrels only took two passes to remove and most of the second pass was just to make sure everything was gone.
Clings on vertical surfaces. ( More economical because it's not running off the wheel on to the ground.) No rancid odor but I had a brisk breeze outside. Great spray bottle Made mechanical decon fast and easy. Foamed up really well with agitation. Did not destroy balancing weights. Rinses clean. Not very strong when compared to many others. Cleaned my rims but strength of decon may be questionable but not to take away from it's performance the wheels had 18k on them. If you have major caked on brake dust and gunk this is not the wheel cleaner for you. If you tend to just let your rims go beyond the life of your LSP and need a little extra something to get them back to LSP ready then this will work for you. Strength wise I would put this below Sonax, Meg's DUB, Optimum Ferrex and a ways above your daily mait. wheels cleaners like CG Diablo and Sticky Wheel. Optimum Ferrex is weaker then Sonax and this even weaker then the Ferrex. It's in between a complete Brake Dust Buster and a daily quality wheel cleaner.
By Michael
Lawndale, CA
Works well
January 27, 2016
This is a color changing wheel cleaner. It does turn purple when it contacts iron. It will need agitation for heavy brake dust just like any other wheel cleaner.
By Chris
Seattle, WA
Mild wheel cleaner
January 22, 2016
I've used different iron removing wheel cleaners but this wouldn't be my first choice for extremely caked on brake dust. I feel its more a gentle color changing wheel cleaner that requires quite a bit of agitation.

A great product if you are looking for something on the weaker side but not as heavy duty as the name might suggest.
Good of moderate amounts of brake dust Felt comfortable using it on wheels with more sensitive finishes Has a bad smell, but not as bad as some other iron removing wheel cleaners Not the strongest wheel cleaner Didn't foam up much with agitation