The wheels and tyres are the lowest points of the vehicle and as such often end up getting covered in road rime, dirt and brake dust. Finding the right product to clean these surfaces safely can be a challenge as many traditional heel cleaners contain aggressive chemistry. Gtechniq’s W6 Iron & General Fallout Remover is a pH neutral formula that will quickly clean the wheel without damaging it.
If you are looking to go that little bit further and clean the inside of the arches, then Gtechniq would recommend out W5 Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner. This biodegradable and pH neutral formula safely breaks down grease and grime with ease. It is pretty versatile too and can be used to deep clean paint and even to spruce up the engine bay!
So, what is the best way to use these products? Simply spray W6 Iron and General Fallout Remover onto your vehicle’s wheels and a neat solution of W5 Citrus All Purpose Cleaner into your wheel arches. Leave both the W6 and W5 to dwell for three to five minutes and watch as dirt dissolves into the W6 solution – turning bright purple!
If you want to get right to the back of the spokes, you may want to invest in a soft nylon or wool wheel brush. The softer the bristles on the bush the better!
Next, hose or jet wash your wheels and stand back and admire your results.