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SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 16.9 oz.

Safe on all wheels, including aluminum and alloys!

SONAX Wheel Cleaner safely and effectively eliminates the most stubborn dirt such as brake dust, oil and rubber residue. Color-change foam lets you know it's working! SONAX Wheel Cleaner's acid-free, non-corrosive formula is safe on all types of painted, alloy, anodized, clear coated, chrome, aluminum and stainless steel wheels. Clean with confidence!

If you have custom, specialty, or otherwise expensive wheels, you have just found your wheel cleaner. SONAX Wheel Cleaner is pH neutral to protect your wheels' finish. This is in sharp contrast to many wheel cleaners, which contain harsh chemical solvents. SONAX Wheel Cleaner is tough on dirt, but gentle on your vehicle’s wheels.

Gentle does not mean weak! Instead of acidic cleaners, SONAX Wheel Cleaner is formulated with more sophisticated ingredients designed to attack what is on the wheel, not the wheel itself.

You can literally see SONAX Wheel Cleaner working! SONAX Wheel Cleaner sprays on fluorescent green and turns red as it penetrates dirt and grime. Red indicates that the brake dust, oily film, and dirt are being loosened and - with minimal effort - they'll rinse away, leaving clean, sparkling wheels.

Spray on SONAX Wheel Cleaner and allow it to dwell for several seconds as the cleaner turns red. If necessary, use a soft-bristled wheel brush to clean between spokes. The Speed Master Wheel Brush has soft nylon bristles that are gentle on all wheels, and it cleans deep between spokes. Rinse with clean water and towel dry to prevent water spots.

Before Sonax Wheel Cleaner.
Spray one wheel at a time with SONAX Wheel Cleaner.

Spray the wheel thoroughly with Sonax Wheel Cleaner
SONAX Wheel Cleaner immediately starts loosening brake dust and oil.

Sonax Wheel Cleaner turns red when it touches brake dust and grease.
Above, you can see that SONAX Wheel Cleaner turns red as it comes into contact with brake dust.

Rinse off wheels.
SONAX Wheel Cleaner does most of the work for you!

Towel dry clean wheels with a soft microfiber towel.
Use a soft wheel brush to agitate the cleaner. Here we used a Speed Master Wheel Brush.

Use Sonax Wheel Cleaner on all types of wheels.
Rinse each wheel thoroughly.


Those of us with expensive, custom wheels or unique finishes have struggled to find a safe wheel cleaner. Search no more! SONAX Wheel Cleaner is the solution!

16.9 fl. oz. (500 ml.)

Made in Germany.

Sonax Wheel Cleaner is safe on all types of wheels.

Add on a Speed Master Wheel Brush for a special price!

Speed Master Wheel BrushBuilt for quick, effective cleaning of all wheels, the Speed Master Wheel Brush has a state-of-the-art, flexible design that cleans any wheel design without scratching!

Speed Master Jr Brush18 inch Speed Master Wheel Brush - only $24.99! Regular price is $29.99.
13 inch Speed Master Jr. - only $16.99!
Regular price is $19.99.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 16.9 oz.

Our Price: $15.99
Item ID: SON-230200
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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5 Stars based on 31 Review(s)
Milwaukee, WI
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September 21, 2016
I have very dusty brake pads and Sonax does a great job cleaning the wheels. Spray it on and it gets clean with very little brushing.

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Works as advertised

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Did a nice job cleaning my wheels, The best they've looked since I bought the car.
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July 8, 2016
Great product and great service
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la vergne, Tennessee
4 Stars
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June 10, 2016
i was recommended this by a professional detailer. when i use, very little turns red. doesnt mean its not working, maybe my wheels dont get that dirty. i use this with the speed master brush and the wheels end up clean enough

Cleveland ohio
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Works great
June 6, 2016
Best wheel cleaner I've ever used, very little scrubbing required
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Good stuff, works like a dream!
June 5, 2016
This product is really good I read good reviews online about it recently and decided to try it out. It was totally worth it. Sprayed on green and as it worked turned purple. Left my rims shiny and looking clean. Deffinetly recommend.

Dee Jones
St. Louis MO
5 Stars
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Sonax Full Effect
March 19, 2016
I use this cleaner cut 50/50 with water and a Daytona Speedmaster, and it works excellent.
Gets wheels cleaner than detergent when they need a deep cleaning.
Smells Horrible.

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June 18, 2015
Really good wheel cleaner. I have a very open wheel design on powder coated factory wheels (Cadillac CTS-V). This product is easy to spray behind the spokes and on the front of the wheel as well. Let it dwell for a few minutes until it turns red, then brush with a quality wheel brush like the SpeedMaster. Rinse with direct stream and you will be amazed at how clean your wheels are.
PH neutral - wont harm wheels
Price - bottle is rather small for the sale price of $15.99.

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Works great!
June 13, 2015
Easy to use. Cleans with little effort.

Concord, North Carolina
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amazing product!!
March 16, 2015
Saw multiple videos on youtube about it, finally bought some and with some brushes it worked like described, will def. be ordering more and recommend this to friends.

Birmingham, AL
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Worth the price for effectively "eating" brake dust
December 19, 2014
Though it takes about 5 minutes to work, the wait is worth it. I would prefer a thicker formula to eliminate runs to the 6-o'clock position. When used with a wheel brush, clean wheels are soon revealed.

Mark Lue
Long Island New York
5 Stars
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Best wheel cleaner ever!!!
December 14, 2014
This is a wheel cleaner everone must have. It makes cleaning the rims so easy. I wash my own car and in the winter I take my Audi to get hand washed. I always bring this cleaner and everyone always ask..... What is that? If you live to keep your rims clean please do not miss out buying this item. Best in the company!!!!
Easy to clean. Sprays evenly You can see it working
.......... No complaints

Boston Joel
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Best wheel cleaner
October 11, 2014
Over 50 years of car detailing and I have never seen such a powerful wheel cleaner. After the color changes, I wash it off and then dry with a MF cloth.
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Denver, CO
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Good... Others are better.
September 15, 2014
Many of the elite detailers swear by this stuff... however, for me, it was just ok. Sonax has a strong chemical smell (strong) and just didn't work out for me. Fr the price, I suggest you look elsewhere.

jeff wagner
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September 9, 2014
This is my go to wheel cleaner. Spray it on, spread it around and rinse it off. You now have clean wheels. Its that easy and it works.

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Excellent Spray on/off Cleaner
May 29, 2014
Used this on a BMW X3 with wheels that had not been washed in weeks. Spray on, wait about 5 minutes until the color change and power wash/spray off. This is very powerful cleaner for very dirty wheels. I will use this periodically if I slip on wheel cleaning for a few weeks.
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Raleigh, NC
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It works
May 28, 2014
First product I have seen for wheels that works as advertised. Spray on and wash off, even on MINI Cooper brake dust.

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Best wheel cleaner on market
May 11, 2014
Hands down the best wheel cleaner made.

Terry Morris
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October 9, 2013
I cannot believe how well Sonax works! It's like a miracle. Sprayed it on, and the solution turned a black cherry color. Took a power hose to it and all the dirt, brake dust, etc. just flew off. There was just a bit left in the corners of the spokes which wiped off with a cloth. Awesome product, guys!!

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I mean I guess...
July 17, 2012
I find this cleaner to be pretty good- but there are a lot of other high quality products on the market now as well. Initially I was taken by the color changing, but BMW brake dust still requires agitation with this stuff, and it doesn't seem to get off the more oily side of road grease all that well. On balance I prefer P21S wheel gel cleaner- it doesn't remove as much dust with just the rinse as this does- but both need to be agitated. When the P21S is agitated- it is easier to remove the remaining dust than with the Sonax. Also it's annoying to remove if you accidentally let it dry. Overall it's a good, but overhyped product.

5 Stars

May 7, 2012
Works like a charm with the large Daytona Brush.

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Great cleaner
February 29, 2012
A great wheel cleaner. Brake dust comes right off with zero elbow grease. Only downside is the amount. You get only about 4-5 applications (for all four wheels) out of one bottle. So it makes it pretty expensive.

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Great stuff
December 4, 2011
Good stuff! Works really well. Odor is bad.

Ken Peng
5 Stars

Works wonderfully
November 4, 2011
This stuff works wonders. I have raw aluminum lips and clear coated custom wheels, and they don't stain/damage anything at all. Just leaves a beautifully clean finish. I just wish it didn't smell like someone getting a perm. The odor is awful.

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Great Product!
July 14, 2011
I'm an old timer (61?) and have used 'em all. Store bought stuff, which is barely ok; supply houses/etc.; caustic stuff/etc. NOTHING I have EVER used works as good as my recent arrival of Sonax Full Effect. I even tried it on an old Mazda van I use for utility. I clean those rims maybe 1-2 times year. When I do, it only gets the fairly loose stuff - using a brush! Not the stubborn ground in brake dust. Sonax cleaned the gritty/grimey brake dust infused wheels perfectly. I was really amazed! I will be ordering more soon!

PAR Detailing
5 Stars

Best Wheel Cleaner
May 22, 2011
This is the very best wheel cleaner out there in my opinion. It is safe to use on everything yet it has proven to be the most effective. It is a must have for those BMW rims that are filled with break dust.

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Best Wheel Cleaner Bar None
May 22, 2011
I was first hesitant to purchase this wheel cleaner because of all the hype and its price. I finally gave in and placed my order for this product and after using it on neglected wheels with baked on brake dust, I wondered why I didn't order it any sooner! This is the best wheel cleaner bar none. It has great cleaning ability and cuts through the toughest grime. In addition, it has a great color changing effect to let you know that it's cleaning iron particles effectively. If you're still hesitant in trying this product out, don't be. Just add it to your cart and you won't be disappointed.

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This is my favorite wheel cleaner when a dedicated wheel cleaner is required. Simply spray, allow to dwell, brush with a Daytona Speed Master, and rinse! Buying in bulk is best.

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September 30, 2010
I have black rims and this product works wonders. It does have a foul smell. It cleans well and get rid of all the brake dust.