The Auto Finesse Imperial acid-free wheel cleaner contains a powerful blend of cleaning agents and degreasers to separate the brake dust and road dirt from the wheels on contact. Its high-foaming formula makes light work of a heavy task, and will take your rims from shameful to sparkling in a matter of minutes.
Its highly concentrated formula is economical, safe to use on all modern coated wheel finishes, and is gentle enough that it can even be used for cleaning tyres.
Cleaning your wheels is generally the first job you tackle when detailing a car or bike, so start by taking some time and laying out the tools you will need. You will need two types of brushes; a dedicated wheel brush for the barrels of the wheels, and a smaller ‘detailing brush’ for the faces and wheel nuts. You will also need a separate bucket to rinse out your brushes. Lastly, you will need a Microfiber Drying Towel to dry off the wheels, and of course our Imperial acid-free wheel cleaner.
Begin by using a free-running hosepipe or pressure washer to remove any loose contamination, and spray Imperial wheel cleaner directly onto the wheels and tyres, thoroughly saturating all exposed surfaces. Allow the wheel cleaner product to dwell momentarily while it begins to soften the brake dust and road film. Start with the wheel brush, cleaning in between the spokes, and reaching into the barrel of the wheel to break loose as much of the brake dust as possible.
Finish by using the detail brush to clean the face and lips of the wheels, as well as around the wheel nuts. Also, take this opportunity to thoroughly scrub the tyres, removing the old dressing in preparation for a new coat. Afterwards you can rinse or pressure wash off the remaining brake dust and cleaner residue.
During the wheel cleaning process, make sure to regularly rinse out your brushes in the bucket you assigned for ‘wheel duty’, as this will minimize the chance of scratching the wheels.
If iron or tar based fallout is still present after cleaning with Imperial wheel cleaner, try the Auto Finesse Iron Out, and/or Auto Finesse ObliTARate.
Imperial is safe to use on all painted, clearcoated, and powdercoated alloy wheel finishes. Chrome, bare polished aluminium, or anodized finishes should be treated with extreme caution. These types of wheel finishes are most common on aftermarket wheels, and should be cleaned with a mild exterior all-purpose-cleaner like Auto-Finesse Citrus Power.
Do not apply Auto Finesse Imperial wheel cleaner if the wheels are warm, in direct sunlight, or the ambient temperature is below 0-degrees Celsius.
Auto Finesse Iron Out intensive iron-contaminate and fallout remover safely and effectively removes the tiny pieces of ferrous shrapnel that can embed itself into practically any surface. Auto Finesse Iron Out targets and dissolves these iron particles before significant damage to your vehicle can occur.
Auto Finesse Iron Out is an advanced, pH neutral, reactive gel formula that specifically targets only iron-based contamination. It is suitable to use on most exterior surfaces, including paintwork, aluminum (not bare aluminum), magnesium, stainless steel, anodized finishes, chrome, glass, plastic, and even rubber. Iron Out also contains strong degreasing agents to help loosen road films, making it a powerful force in the decontamination process.
Auto Finesse Iron Out should be used as part of a multi-stage decontamination process, in between tar removal and claying. This process should be performed at least twice a year (before winter and after,) on daily-driven vehicles before applying a car wax or paint sealant, or before any polishing work is performed. If you are unsure of whether or not your car has ferrous contamination, spray Iron Out directly onto a yellow Foam Pad, and wipe the product on a small section of your vehicle’s paint or wheels. We can almost guarantee that you will immediately witness a chemical reaction, alerting you that you have iron fallout that needs to be removed. This reaction is often referred to as ‘Bleeding’, as the solution turns blood red where it contacts iron fallout, temporarily highlighting the contamination while it is dissolved.
Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus
SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus is the latest formulation for fast and effective removal of stubborn brake dust and road grime. The powerful wheel cleaner is 30% stronger and works much faster than SONAX Wheel Cleaner full effect. PLUS sprays on clear and turns red almost instantly as it begins to work. Because it is acid-free, Wheel Cleaner PLUS is safe for use on all wheel types and will not damage or corrode wheel bolts.
Direction for use: Shake before use. Best when applied to COOL, DRY wheels. Turn nozzle to the spray position. Evenly spray the wheels from a short distance. Allow the cleaner to work for 2-4 minutes. On contract with the wheel, the product begins to change color to a deep red, revealing its full cleaning power. If necessary, a soft brush or the SONAX Wheel Rim Brush can be used to manually aid with deep cleaning. To finish, rinse the wheel, tire & brake system thoroughly with a strong water jet or high-pressure water. For best results apply SONAX Wheel Rim Shield afterwards.
Please note: Do not apply in direct sunlight or on hot wheels. Do not allow the product to dry on the wheels. Protect against freezing.
Product Attributes: 30% Stronger than SONAX Wheel Cleaner full effect Acid-free and pH balanced, Environmentally-friendly formulation Sprays on clear, turns red as dirt & grime is penetrated Safe for use on wheels: aluminum and alloys; painted, anodized and clear coated
Auto Finesse Satin
Auto Finesse Satin is the first progressive-finish tyre dressing that allows you to decide on the level of shine you want.
Its gel consistency - the latest breed of high-tech, water-based dressings - allows you to choose from a one-layer, which will give you a clean, natural satin-matte finish, to multiple layering. The more layers you add, the more super-wet high-gloss shine you’ll get.
Satin’s water-based formula is also packed with UV-Inhibitors, which help to condition the sidewalls of your tyres, and prevent them from cracking over time.
Satin is perfect to incorporate into your weekly wash routine. This will help keep your tires looking perfect and, as its water-based, it will also nourish your tires safely. Apply a few drops to our tyre applicator and rub onto the outer wall of the tyre, then simply build up the product to your desired look.
Auto Finesse Revolution
Auto Finesse Revolution is an advanced deep cleaning wash designed to break down brake dust and road grime, whilst being gentle to painted, polished, anodised and other specialist finishes.
Also helps in maintaining the life span of wheel sealants.
Add 2 - 3 capfuls to a bucket of fresh (cold or warm) water. Apply liberally to the surface of the wheel with a brush – make sure to agitate to a lather. Finish by rinsing thoroughly, then dry off with a microfiber towel.
Auto Finesse Gloss
The Auto Finesse Gloss tyre dressing is easy to use, giving a high-gloss to tyres. Its easy spray on nature allows you to dress tyres in seconds, and you wont even get you hands dirty in the process. Tyre gels can often be dirty to use and take time to work into the tyre walls. Gloss tyre dressing eliminates the need for a tyre gel.
Simply spray Gloss onto the tyre wall and walk away.