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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:20 pm 
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I've been wanting to test this wheel cleaner for quite a while now and this morning I did just that.

Kenotek is a Belgium company and virtually unknown here in the Uk. As Belgium makes good beer and chocolates :lol: I thought that I would give it a go.

Not only is this wheel cleaner PH Neutral, but can also be used safely on paintwork. A reactive agent within this product turns purple when it starts to disolve iron fallout...just like Iron X.


So how good was this product, how easy was it to use and how much did it cost?.......

Unlike Iron X, this had a pleasant aroma and no vomit inducing effects...more of a pleasant citrus smell.

A small spray onto the wheels had a virtually instant effect....lots of purple started to seep within 30 seconds on the front wheels and 2 minutes on the rear wheels. After 5 minutes, no purple was running off and so I aggitated the alloys with a detailing brush, left it 1 further minute before rinsing it off.

I must add, that there was some baked on 'Black' on the inside rims before applying this wheel cleaner and after rinsing off, none was there.

To check the effectiveness of the Kenotech, I then sprayed another fallout remover (Raceglaze IronPro) onto the wheels....... No purple run out was produced as the Kenotek had done it's job 100%.

Would I use this product again?....It was certainly VERY effective and at £14.99 a LITRE, it represents good value for money. Especially as it can also be used on the car's paintwork and so little needs to be applied. I suspect that only the highest quality of chemicals is contained in this product. So, without hesitation, I would thoroughly recommend this versatile product.

I'll try and post some photo's shortly.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:54 pm 
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As promised....some sequential photo's of using this great wheel cleaner....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:25 am 
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Timed to perfection Peter, I'm almost out of wheel cleaner, for cars that come to me of course as mine are sealed and super clean O:) think I'll be investing in some of this.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:38 am 
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looks good Peter :cool: .I'm out of wheel cleaner as well :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:17 am 
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I'm pleased that you liked the end results.... as I certainly am.

Kentotek make two wheel cleaners, so make sure that you buy the ULTRA version which can also be used upon bodywork paint.

MorethanPolish (sister company to Raceglaze) are the UK's sole distributor and retailer of the Kenotek range.

http://www.morethanpolish.com/kenotek-car-care.asp

Just for info, those wheels are the original 17 year old alloys which came with my car. They have only slight kerbing scuffs and a small amount of paint bubbling around the valve area. No point in having them refurbished as a replacement set is cheaper than the refurb cost.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:09 pm 
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Bah, I've just bought 1 ltr of iron-x on Friday and after using it today wondered how they claim it's cherry, I can't remember a cherry ever making me gag?

Thanks for the product info though, will have to try and remember it next time round.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:44 am 
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Before trying this product, I tended to use two dedicated products.... a cleaner and then a de-ironizer as I found that dedicated sperate products produced better results. ie Carpro Trix (dionizer and de-tar all in one) never produced as good results as iron x and a dedicated tar remover.

I went into this product test with a sceptical view, and applied a dedicated de-ionizer onto the wheels afterwards to see if Kenotek's claims could be believed.

Not only was this product highly effective, it was fast acting and cheaper by volume (about £5), than buying the two dedicated products, with the added bonus of being able to use it on the bodywork.

It's not often that I get excited by a wheel cleaner! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:18 pm 
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willington wrote:
I'm pleased that you liked the end results.... as I certainly am.

Kentotek make two wheel cleaners, so make sure that you buy the ULTRA version which can also be used upon bodywork paint.

MorethanPolish (sister company to Raceglaze) are the UK's sole distributor and retailer of the Kenotek range.

http://www.morethanpolish.com/kenotek-car-care.asp



Afternoon Peter,

For future reference, VERTAR are another trading name for More Than Polish, this site offers FREE SHIPPING for Orders Over £60.00 and I think their standard shipping rates might be less as well. Also, there is this discount code 911UK, for 5% off.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:56 pm 
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I came across this video today...it really shows how fast and effective this product is.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:12 am 
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willington wrote:
I came across this video today...it really shows how fast and effective this product is.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:43 am 
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The man in the video used virtually three times the volume of product than I did, didn't leave it to dwell for long enough, nor aggitated it before rinsing off.

Having said this, you can see for yourselves the almost instantaneous reaction with the iron-fallout...something which I haven't ever seen with a wheel cleaner before.



I couldn't restist, based upon this product, to try a couple of other of their products.... including a highly concentrated shampoo (2cl to 15 litres of water) and their 'smear free' glass cleaner.
Just as I did with their wheel cleaner, I'll subject them to some stringent testing and perform some comparison tests....

The shampoo v's Angelwax's shampoo. Then compare them to a 'designer label' shampoo......Raceglaze's AquaGlide, which is very similar to Zymol's shampoo, but 4 times the price of Kenotek and Angelwax products.

The kenotek glass cleaner v's Angelwax's Vision.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:41 pm 
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Glad you said that Peter as, going off the amount the chap used I wasn't going to bother with any :shock:

He'd obviously not heard of the agitating with a wheel brush approach :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:58 pm 
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The addage of 'less is more' is something which that man hadn't heard of, nor did he read the instructions on the container. I used about 5 fine spray squirts and got the desired results without any issues.

It really is a waste to apply too much product, it doesn't improve or speed up it's function. Patience and the ability to read and follow the instructions is a virtue! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Hello all,

I bought some Kenotek Ultra on the basis of Willington's review and I am very pleased with it. It is thicker than the Carpro or Autofinesse products that I was using before and clings better. Just a few sprays is enough to coat an alloy and I was surprised how much was left on the alloy when I came to agitate it after a few minutes. And it doesn't smell like roses but is not as bad as some that I have used. You can spray it on in a bit of a breeze without it going all over your clothes too.

I think it is reasonably priced and comes in a decent 1 liter spray bottle. I have not sealed the alloys yet, as I have only had the car for a few months and the weather has not been kind, so this will certainly be step 1 when I get them off the car in the Spring.

As this is the Ultra version, I used it on the body panels and each one turned a shade of pink after a few minutes, even in the cold weather. Used it on the wife's Polo and I was surprised to see just how much contamination was on the paint, even though I had decontaminated the car a month before.

An excellent product and one that has a permanent place in my (growing) arsenal.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:25 pm 
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Thanks for posting your opinions on this product. I'm pleased that you also found it to be a quality product.


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