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Extreme Wheel Makeover - SONAX Wheel Cleaner PLUS Review & Guide

BEFORE & AFTER

Wheel before using SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus.

Wheels after using SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus

Extreme Wheel & Tire Makeover

This Ford F150 belongs to a buddy of mine and his truck was in dire need of a complete detail. I'm not sure, but these may be the most neglected wheels and tire's I've ever brought back from the dead.

Here's the truck...

Here's the truck before any detailing.

Here's what the wheels and tires look like...

Here's a close up of the wheels & tires.

Close up shows how dirty they are.

Extreme close up shows how dirty tires and wheels are.

This is what is called:

Baked-on Brake Dust & Road Film

Baked on road grime on wheel.

New formula SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus

My friend Rob McCrary sent me the new formula to test out. At the time the new bottle wasn't available. The new bottle is a clear purple color.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus about to be sprayed on wheel.

Spraying SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus onto wheel.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus soaking on wheel.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus turns red as it reacts to ferrous material.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus turns red as it reacts to ferrous material.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus turns red as it reacts to ferrous material.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus turns red as it reacts to ferrous material.

Wheel and tire cleaning is called "Butt Time". Obviously because you have to sit on your butt to do the work.

Cleaning wheels is easier while sitting!

Now look at the wheel!

Wheel completely purple after soaking.

While the SONAX wheel cleaner continues to do it's thing I machine scrub the tires.

Machine scrubbing the tires while wheels soak.

Machine scrubbing the tires while wheels soak.

Machine scrubbing the tires while wheels soak.

Machine scrubbing the tires while wheels soak.

Every time I share this in a class people dig it.

Machine scrubbing the tires while wheels soak.

Here's the tire machine scrubbed and the wheel has been scrubbed using the Wheel Woolies Boar’s Hair Wheel Brush - my personal favorite wheel brush as well as interior and engine detailing brush.

Wheel after scrubbing with Boar's Hair Brush.

Next, time to blast with some water to reveal the results...

Rinse wheels after scrubbing.

Rinse wheels after scrubbing.

HUGE FREAKING DIFFERENCE!

Tire & Wheel completely cleaned of brake dust & grime.

PBL Tire Clear Coat

Later, after washing the rest of the wheels and tires and then washing and drying the truck, it's time to do something with these tires.

Tires dried and ready for coating.

Surgically clean

Tire surgically clean.

In these pictures I've applied the PBL Tire Clear Coat to the majority of the tire but left a section bare for dramatic effect.

Portion left not coated for dramatic effect.

Portion left not coated for dramatic effect.

Portion left not coated for dramatic effect.

Portion left not coated for dramatic effect.

The cool thing about tire coatings besides the look and how long they last...

PBL Tire Coating lasts long and isn't greasy.

They are dry to the touch! No greasy, slimy mess...

PBL Tire Coating lasts long and isn't greasy.

Here's the same truck after full paint correction plus finishing all the tires....

Truck after detailing wheels & tires!

Truck after detailing wheels & tires!

Now this is respectable...

Truck after detailing wheels & tires!

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