Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel is a Wheel Cleaner in that a chemical reaction of the Auto-wheel product turns the iron particles deep red as it lifts & runs away. After a good rinse you'll see that the wheel is spotless. No agitation required.
Auto-Wheel is a non-acid, non-alkaline alloy wheel cleaner, and in most cases, no agitation is required.
The more effective and safe to use Bilt Hamber auto-wheel works in an entirely different way, and has proved itself by winning yearly independent tests conducted by the UK’s biggest selling automotive magazine!
Bilt Hamber auto-wheel’s formulation reacts with the oxidising surface of the metallic particles, rendering it water soluble. The rapid removal of this microscopically rusted surface reduces the embedded particle size and releases the particles from the surface.
Unlike acid based alloy wheel cleaners, this method is harmless to the wheel’s finish.
Bilt Hamber Auto-Wheel 5 Litre
Spray auto-wheel liberally onto your wheels.
Avoid directly spraying the centre caps of the wheels.
Wait for the colour changing reaction, normally 3-5 minutes depending on level of contamination.
Now simply wash the wheel down with a hose or jetwash.
In most cases steel and alloy wheels are either lacquered or painted. These coatings protect the metallic surface from corrosion and provide attractive finishes to automotive road wheels.
As vehicles brake, the dust generated from pads, discs and drums is at elevated temperatures. Amongst this hot cloud are thousands of hot metallic particles. These bombard the wheels finish and effectively embed themselves there.
Once lodged these particles are extremely difficult to remove. Acid based alloy wheel cleaners attack these metal particles effectively, reducing their size and allowing the particles and clinging dirt to escape. Caustic alloy cleaners are less effective than acid ones on brake dust, but can attack organic coatings such as lacquers and paints on short exposure, they attack any organic matter accumulated around the embedded particles and produce a seemingly clean surface, however with continued use they will dull and diminish the coating, leaving a wheel surface that needs refinishing.
In cases where there is alot to remove, use a wheel brush such as EZ Detail Brushes to assist the process.