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Old 11th December 2008, 22:15   #31
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What is the price of SONAX Wheel cleaner?

And one unit can be used how many times on 4 wheels ?

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Old 12th December 2008, 12:22   #32
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What is the price of SONAX Wheel cleaner?

And one unit can be used how many times on 4 wheels ?

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The actual price is Rs.499/- ( I paid 450 after discount).

It depends on how dirty your wheels are and how much you have to spray.

In my case, I think i can use it for about 15-20 cleanings easily on all 4 wheels.

All I do is; spray a little bit of Sonax on all 4 wheels, leave it for half an hour and use a regular sprary jet and rinse it off, finally wipe with a clean dry cloth. That gives me good results.

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Old 12th December 2008, 13:40   #33
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That's great. Where can we buy it from? Is it available on Petrol Pumps or accessories shop ?
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Old 12th December 2008, 15:11   #34
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That's great. Where can we buy it from? Is it available on Petrol Pumps or accessories shop ?
I saw some SONAX products available in SHELL petrol pumps, you could check SHELL petrol pumps in your city. You could also check with accessories shops who deal with SONAX brand.

Alternatively check the methods online site for dealer information.

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Old 15th December 2008, 11:43   #35
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Friend, I just tried this method in my alloy and it works, but not efficient. So I diluted 2/3 of ACID to 1/3 SODA and my God, My Wheels become BLACK!!!!!!!

So Do not overreact and try as concentrated than the specified amount.
Friend - you broke the rules and tried the wrong quantity. The recomendation was 1/3 Acid + 2/3 Soda.
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Whether it is acid, coca-cola or any of the fancy cleaners, they are all acid based. Coca-Cola is phosphoric acid + sugar syrup. I have transported various acids as well as other chemicals in SS (Stainless Steel) tanks. You shoud see how the SS shines after carraige of acid.
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you forgot carbonic acid in the soda
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Old 10th May 2009, 11:52   #38
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Nice info there guys. I also wanted to know that if there is any way to get alloys re polished/buffed after they have taken a loads of scratches.

Also after reading the thread what i have realized is that nothing beats cleaning alloys throughly with a toothbrush and mild detergent in a month. Would be an hour job but should last for whole month apart from a regular water wash every other day.
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Oh. This is some piece of information. Looks bit dangerous towards health of alloy though. This is in IMO.
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Guys, the black & chrome alloys on my car have formed whitish spots due to regular washing done by the watchman. The white spots are because of the use of Hard(borewell) water and are actually salt deposits. Will Sonax or Formula 1 wheel cleaner remove those stains?

Thanks in advance
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Hydro Chloric acid (HCL3)..
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Whethe Coca-Cola is phosphoric acid + sugar syrup. I.
Looks like we team bhp members need to get our chemistry right
hydrochloric acid is HCl and Coca cola contains carbonic acid
I'm a class 10 student! u'll spoil my chemistry too!
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Old 7th December 2009, 14:39   #42
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Here are 3 related threads :

Alloy Refinishing - Painting / Powder-coating / Chroming

DIY: Ford Fusion+ OE Alloy Wheel Restoration

DIY: Alloy Wheel Scratch Removal

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I want to try this out coming weekend. Will put up before & after pics.
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My advice is not to try the acid stuff.

Go to any car accessories dealer and get yourself an alloy wheel shiner spray. It comes in a spray type container and ranges anywhere from 250 to 500.

This is the safest and the best. Else, clean it once a week with a soft cloth and soap water. Incase of chrome alloyws, I also use a tissue paper to wipe it after the cloth / water treatment.
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Old 18th January 2010, 22:55   #45
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hey people, just tried the acid and soda method. results were awesome although i used even lesser quantities of the specifed quantity of acid in the solution.
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