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Sonax - Full Effect Wheel Cleaner review
There are a quite a few wheel cleaners on the market, which actively remove iron contamination from both alloy wheels and paints such as the Carlack Complete Wheel cleaner, Wolfs Brake Duster and then more general purpose ones such as the brilliant CarPro Iron X.
We'd all heard the hype for years over Sonax Full effect wheel cleaner and as we we've been vigerously testing their products of late we had the pleasure of testing the latest version of the wheel cleaner.
Sonax claim this is safe on all alloys including polished and chrome wheels and is PH neutral which is a real bonus.
Application is easy, the retail spray trigger is very good and it really clings to the surface. The smell isn't too bad either, much improved over it's rivals. What we also found and was particularly unusual about this wheel cleaner is it doesn't seem to react directly with the disc or the pads, which can sometimes be a worry. You can tell Sonax really pay attention to the chemistry of the products and this really shows in this wheel cleaner.
We found the wheel cleaner so effective you could actually rinse with no agitation at all after leaving the product to do it's magic whilst we got on with washing the car to leave the wheels virtually spotless. Only light agitation was needed to remove the heavily stained sections of the alloy.
All in this is the best wheel cleaner that we've tested. It's the safest, it cleans the best and doesn't appear to react with the brake discs. The down side is it is expensive but if you really care for your wheels or bi-annually want to give them a safe but thorough clean this is a great product. The bulk 5 litre version of the Full Effect Wheel Cleaner works out by far the best value for more regular use.
Prices for the 500ml are £13.95 & £54.95 for the 5 litre version.