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The wheels of your car can dramatically enhance the appearance and performance of your automobile. Heated dust particles from brake pads can build up on the wheels and bake into the finish. Over time, these dust particles can destroy the appearance of the wheels through galvanic corrosion, an electrochemical process in which one metal corrodes preferentially when in electrical contact with a different type of metal and both metals are immersed in an electrolyte. Most wheel cleaners contain sodium Meta silicates, phosphates, butyl solvents, sometimes caustic soda and harsh surfactants to remove the dust particles that can build up along the wheels; these harsh chemicals can erode the finish on delicate wheels. Autoworks High Performance Auto Care Tire & Wheel Cleaner is formulated without harsh solvents, caustics, acids, VOCs or ozone-depleting chemicals. Autoworks safely and gently cleanses all light alloy wheels, and all clear coated, chrome, polished and anodized finishes. Autoworks Tire & Wheel Cleaner is an environmentally friendly cleaning solution with non-toxic, biodegradable, plant-based ingredients that are free of paraben preservatives and phosphates. Keep your car looking its best with Autoworks High Performance Auto Care Tire & Wheel Cleaner, a gentle formula that breaks down dirt, grime and debris without damaging the protective finish of your tires!
- Formulated to safely and gently clean all light alloy wheels
- Gently breaks down dirt, grime and other debris
- Safe on all light alloy wheels and all clear coated, chrome, polished and anodized finishes
- Surrounds and encapsulates dirt and grime to rinse it easily away
- Clean the dirtiest surfaces without harsh chemical solvents or acids
- Removes brake dust, road film, oil and grease
- A powerful cleaner that extracts grease and dirt from tires and wheels without the use of dangerous chemicals
- Contains no acids, no butyl or butyl ethers, and no petroleum distillates
Decyl glucoside Decyl glucoside is a plant-derived, biodegradable, non-ionic surfactant. Decyl glucoside is typically made by combining a fraction of palm or coconut oil with glucose. Its most common uses are in cosmetic formulations like baby shampoo and body wash for people with sensitive skin. Decyl glucoside is used in automotive detail products as a cleaning agent. This mild surfactant works by making water molecules smaller to penetrate surfaces, and pull out dirt, oil and grease, leaving them in suspension within water molecules and allows them to be easily rinsed or wiped away.
Disodium EDTA EDTA or Ethylenediaminetetraäcetic acid is a synthetic amino acid that was first used in the 1940s for treatment of heavy metal poisoning. There is a large variety of uses for EDTA including its use in cleaning products, food preservatives, cosmetics, soft drinks and the recycling process; it is also used in the medical industry for chelation therapy, anticoagulants for blood samples and in dentistry to remove inorganic materials in preparation for root canals. Because of its chelating properties, it helps to reduce water hardness, thereby preventing streaking and water spots. It is used in automotive detailing products because of its ability to rinse away clean without leaving behind any mineral deposits on the surface of the vehicle’s glass or finish.
I want to make sure these products are safe on the various surfaces of my car, how can I find out for sure? While our products are safe for most of your car's surfaces, we recommend that you test the product before use on a small, inconspicuous area. Can I use the Autoworks High Performance Auto Care Tire & Wheel Cleaner on all types of wheels, including clear coat? Yes. Autoworks High Performance Auto Care Tire & Wheel Cleaner can be used on most types of wheels, rims, covers and hubcaps. We recommend that you test the product before use on an inconspicuous area. If hazing or spots appear, discontinue use. Do not use on wheels with damaged clear coat. Is it safe for Autoworks High Performance Auto Care Tire & Wheel Cleaner to over-spray and land on my rims? Yes. Autoworks High Performance Auto Care Tire & Wheel Cleaner was formulated for use on both the tire and wheel. We recommend that you test the product before use on an inconspicuous area. If hazing or spots appear, discontinue use. Can I use the Autoworks High Performance Auto Care Tire & Wheel Cleaner on engine parts, brake calipers and wheel cylinders on brakes, or other surfaces of my car? Autoworks High Performance Auto Care Tire & Wheel Cleaner is specially formulated for use on the tires, wheels and hubcaps. We do not recommend using this product on other vehicle parts.
I used it to clean the remaining break dust from the wheels after the car was cleaned at the car wash.
I just tried this out yesterday when I got it, and it was really easy to use. I needed to use a lot of paper towels since there was so much brake dust and residue to remove, but it was effortless and didn't require any hard scrubbing at all. Just spray, let it soak for a couple minutes, then wipe off with a cloth or paper towel. I don't know how well it stacks up against other wheel/tire cleaners, but it works far, far better than a standard soap/water mixture. Cost-wise, it is far cheaper than choosing the wheel/tire option at the car wash.
I have always been meticulous about how I washed my cars. I recently bought a used Saab 9-5 Aero with an expensive set of 17 inch BBS rims. Since the rims are used I was worried it would be difficult to get them clean. I have tried many products, and have always found cleaning my rims the most difficult due to brake dust and tar from the road building up on the rim. After I rinsed, washed, and dried the car/rims with a sponge, Autoworks car wash, and a shammy (chamois)... I sprayed on the Autoworks rim/tire cleaner to let it settle. After a few minutes I wiped it clean with a paper towel. I was suprised how easily brake dust and tar came off the rim. I have tried much harsher products that I have to use extra "elbow grease" with that ends up harming the finish of the rim. This product did not harm the rim, and it gave it a great shine.
It make my auto tire and wheel just like new, and very shine.
It cleans well. The tires shine great with Autoworks!