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02-24-2012, 01:05 PM #21
Yes sonax is one of the best, but more important then that is your prep and cleaning process.
Prep your wheels professionally once, or do it yourself. Pull them, sonax on both sides face/barrels, degreaser and tar remover, polish, then seal with once of the new permanent nano sealers. Once this is done, you will have to only apply sonax with very little agitation and your wheels will spray clean every time. You can even get away with a mild all purpose cleaner or soap and water for quick cleanings. A pressure washer is a must in my opinion for quick cleanings. I get 100% of my products from Phil at detailersdomain.com------------------------------------------------------
02-25-2012, 05:19 PM #22Banned
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I don't use anything special, I just make sure I have a comfy stool to sit on .
02-25-2012, 08:39 PM #23
Sonax or Griots Heavy Duty. Both work well.
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02-25-2012, 09:18 PM #24
I truly thank you all for the comments and advice. I will try the Sonax and also have my detailer treat the wheels with them off the car. See if that helps.Thomas... not TJ
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02-27-2012, 10:06 PM #25Senior Member
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treat with something like opticoat though, not just a wax. Coatings will last longer, and protect better than a wax which doesnt like the heat the wheels/brakes see. Opticoat is like adding a sacrifical layer of clear coat to the surface...
BMWs are notorious for really bad brake dust. I get a lot of requests for a wheel removal and opticoat application after a very thorough cleaning. I have a 335 that I see all the time...only thing needed is water and soap for the last 6 months! and it has stock brakes, not aftermarket ones
02-27-2012, 11:32 PM #26
Sonax is my choice when it comes to bmw and any other car with heavy brake dust, also if you are going to go through the trouble of waxing your wheels, as said above, go with a sealant, something like collinite 845 or similar but also take the extra steps before and take the wheel off, clean them thoroughly and then clay them, to get them as clean as possible and afterwards seal them. this will keep brake dust off better and makes cleaning them later a much easier job"The **** did I just see? It was as if someone gangraped my memories with unicorns."- Kuester describing the last episode of Entourage
02-29-2012, 01:18 AM #27
02-29-2012, 01:28 AM #28
I just use soft scrub.
02-29-2012, 11:54 AM #29
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03-03-2012, 03:25 AM #30
Sonax carries the additional benefit of tricking those who are unfamiliar with the product into believing you clean your wheels with cow blood.