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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.

SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect 16.9 oz.

Sale Price: $14.39You Save $1.60 (10%)
Item ID: SON-230200
Retail Value: $15.99
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Review Summary
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74% Recommend this product (32 of 43 responses)
Omaha, NE
Awesome Product
Awesome product that cuts through break dust like nothing. Personally I will be saving this for heavily soiled wheels exclusively as it is a bit pricey to use for regular maintenance washes but a great product nonetheless.
Pros1. Iron removing formula makes for quick work. 2. The solution has some thickness to it allowing it to clings to wheels for longer dwell time.
ConsBit pricey for maintenance washes.
Two Thumbs Up
I feel like this is "the" wheel cleaner! For deep cleaning wheels this takes the cake. I use this on custom painted BBS LM wheels without issue or damage to the paint finish. Works great on cleaning up the harder to reach barrels and calipers. Will keep using!
ConsNot cheap
Knoxville, Tennessee
Sonax...Good Stuff
I tried Sonax after reading the reviews. My first impression is that it is for very neglected rims - I keep the rims on my autos pretty clean, so I didn't see any real difference.

I do believe the Sonax cleaner made it easier to clean the lighter layer of brake dust off the wheels and noticed the metal caliper was sparkly clean after rinsing the rim. I do think it has merit but also believe it is expensive and couldn't use it every time I wash the vehicle.
ProsColor-changing Did make light brake dust easier to remove
Glen Ellyn , Illinois
One of the best!
I really really like this product and always keep a bottle or two on hand, but the price keeps me from using it regularly and use it as a last resort if wheels have iron deposits or heavy brake dust staining. Highly recommend and if you haven't tried it yet give it a shot!
ProsOne of the most effective wheel cleaners out there, iron decon, color changing
ConsBit too pricey to use all the time
Prattville, AL
Works great
This is the new formula so I was thrown off guard when I sprayed it. It was more like a gel and it was green compared to the clear sprayed on the wheels. It still worked the same and did the job. I love this product to clean my rims
Proseasy to use, works great
Consmore like a gel type