I typically use my EZ Detail wheel brush when cleaning wheels, but while I was away from home and needed a wheel brush for some detailing work, I picked up another wheel brush at the local Autozone called the ProElite Wheel and Rim Cleaning Brush. This brush worked well for my wheel cleaning needs for the next few months, although the bristles are a bit tired-looking.
Wheels cleaners are usually pretty effective at removing the dirt and grime that is baked onto the wheels of a car. Typically, wheels are the dirtiest part of a car because it is located so close to the ground and and is constantly being bombarded with brake dust coming from the brakes. Add the fact that the wheels are always exposed to the elements and are always exposed to heat from the brakes, and you have a recipe for hard-to-clean wheels. Griot’s Garage sells this wheel cleaner called Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner that is acid-free and safe, yet is very effective at cleaning very dirty wheels.
Wheel cleaners can be one of the more aggressive chemicals that we use on our cars. They are made to be strong enough to clean off the dirt, grime, and brake dust that is typically baked onto the wheel surface. However, sometimes you want something that is safe to use on your wheels, yet still be able to clean your wheels adequately. Sonax Wheel Cleaner Full Effect is an acid-free wheel cleaner that is safe to use on almost all factory-installed wheels and is a great choice for those wanting a safe, yet still effective wheel cleaner.