Autoglym Custom Wheel Cleaner
Great wheel cleaner, just not the best sprayer!
Excellent product. I use this once a month on each car.
My only complaint about the product would be the sprayer. My suggestion for people who use the sprayer on the bottle is to simply not use it.
Dilute the cleaner with 1 part water (1:1), in a Windex or similar sprayer bottle.
May 8, 2013
It's better than car soap, but still not the best
I have hyper silver wheels that had serious break dust (German brake pads).
This product did help break down the build up, however the way this squirts out into foam form does not work so well for me. I think I was only able to do 8 set of wheels with a bottle and that was being light.
This cleaner is nice if you keep up with weekly car maintenance, but not good if you skip a week or two of cleaning the wheels.
Best product so far known to eat away at brake dust is IronX and is slight more expensive but highly worth the price.
I would buy this if I got twice the ml per bottle because it costs almost $2 in liquid per wash.
May 7, 2013
This is the one to get
DO NOT bother buying any other products that claim to remove brake dust. I tried another product, can't remember which one, but it did nothing to remove it. Sprayed this on, waited for a minute and pressure washed it off. Most of it sprayed right off. The thicker dust spots required a second going and the really bad stuff I had to rub a bit. Bottom line is it all came off. Been very happy with all of the Autoglym products I've tried so far. Only reason I took away one star is because of the spray bottle. Nozzle seemed to clogged or this stuff foamed up so bad it restricted the spray. So it was a little annoying to squirt on, but still highly recommend it.
April 8, 2013
Safe & Effective Wheel Cleaner
Cleans wheels very well and effectively without being harsh or acidic, harming wheel finishes. Can be diluted to a 1:1 ratio with water for well maintained regularly cleaned wheels. Definitely a good purchase.
May 14, 2012
Good Wheel Cleaner
Quickly de-greases wheels. Not too acidic, a little expensive but it is good stuff. Wish it was a bigger bottle, needs a wider spray nozzle. I found I had to use lots of cleaning solution to coat the wheel with cleaner.
November 16, 2011
Couldn't be happier!!
This is my first experience with Autoglym and I was blown away. My tires had turned an awful brown from another company's tire care product and nothing seemed to get rid of it. Within 15 seconds of applying Autoglym I could see the brown starting to wash away, I barely needed to brush the tires of rims at all. I ended up going around two to three times on each tire because it kept taking more and more dirt off even after the tired appeared black again. You only need a very small amount, I would suggest rinsing tires first and then slowly cleaned each wheel by hand to avoid wasting product. Will be switching over to Autoglym for all my car cleaning and waxing needs.
April 6, 2011
Works well, sprayer is not good
Bought two bottles, works well, cleans great, no worry about this cleaner harming your wheels but...the sprayer head only sprays a stream, not a wide spray, so you have to pump the bottle many times, thus using more product than other wheel cleaners. You need to pump and sweep and you end up with it flying everywhere. I'd give it an all out 5 if they change the sprayer, priced well too!
November 4, 2010
Disappointment in a Bottle
I purchased this on sale last week after reading the reviews on this product and others. This product is one of the more expensive offerings at CT, especially given the 500ml size. It is inferior to the Simoniz wheel cleaner which receives poor reviews on this site (and which costs less and is close to IL in size). Indeed, I have had much better success with Simoniz and will be returning an unopened bottle of Autoglym to CT today. Perhaps I will try the Meguiar's Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner next time, as it gets consistently good reviews. My Autoglym experience simply reinforces that individual product reviews are subjective and relative to one's expectations and experience with other products, if any.
September 7, 2010
Best I have used!
I have tried two other wheel cleaners over the years and this is by far the best and easiest to use. I was working on my truck the other day and decided before going to the handwash I would spray some of the cleaner on my factory alloy rims which have never really been cleaned properly. I wasn't expecting to much as the other products I have tried (ICE, Simoniz) didn't do anything wonderful and that was with some scrubbing. I just sprayed it on and went to the carwash a few minutes latter and washed the truck. To my amazement the product cleaned off stuck on road/break grim that had been there for years and left my wheels cleaner than they have ever been! I really wish I took some before and after pictures. I'm sold on this product and it will be the only one I use for now on! Highly recommended!
July 4, 2010
Fantastic Quality for the Price
One of the best wheel cleaners out there, especially for the price. If you have expensive wheels, you should not use anything else. Similar in quality to P21S, but a fraction of the price.
June 30, 2010