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SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 5 L

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 5 L

Price: $99.99, 2/$159.99
Item ID: SON-230500
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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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!

5 Liter

Made in Germany.

Sonax Wheel Cleaner is safe on all types of wheels.

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12 Reviews

Review Summary
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89% Recommend this product (17 of 19 responses)
Pittsburgh, Pa
A must have in the garage!
I have found this to be a must have when it comes to getting rid of the brake dust on my BMW and Audi.
ProsSimple to use and gets the job done!
As described
Solid performance, and still gentle.
ProsTough on brake dust.
ConsNot free
Palm Beach, FL
Great product
This wheel cleaner is so good I buy it by the gallon.
Geneseo Illinois
Wheel cleaner
I absolutely enjoy the results I have received, after buying a couple of smaller bottles I broke down and purchased the big jug to refill my smaller bottles. This does a great job at cutting break dust off the rims. It’s very strong and I highly recommend using it outside. I have used it indoors but make sure the bay your using has plenty of ventilation.
ProsCuts break dust effortlessly
ConsVery strong smell while it works. Use gloves while applying.
Amazing Product cleans wheels every easily and effectively
The reviews online are not wrong, this wheel cleaner works flawlessly.

I have tried to dilute the solution 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1 due to cost and attempting to get more bang for my buck.

Overall for dirty wheels 1:1 would be ideal it performs the same as not diluting the solution down.
2:1 dilution is my go to for weekly washes it cleans the wheels very well.
3:1 does not seem to be very effective it's too watered down.

This product is applied using the IK foam spray bottle with great results. The solution foams up great, it adheres to the surface area and lifts dirt up and off the surface.

I suggest foaming the wheel, rinsing then going back with your normal car soap to scrub out what ever is left over. The wheel cleaner will do 90% of the work on its own.
ProsCleaning power is amazing even when diluted 2:1 Foams nicely lifting dirt off the surface Maximum lubricity you can feel this when using a wheel brush to agitate the solution. (in order to keep the cost down i do not apply this solution a second time for agitation. Car soap is used to clean up the remaining dirt) Available in 5L jugs
ConsScent is very strong No Rust inhibitors Leaves a black stain on the driveway which needs to be power washed or scrubbed off every week Very Expensive