Package B: Wheel and Tire Cleaning (ver. 1.1)


I'm replacing Nextzett Colortec with Adam's Wheel Cleaner.  Since this is a minor change I'm calling this ver. 1.1.

My wheel cleaning product use has looked like this: 

  • I started using Griot's Wheel Cleaner about 15 years ago, then discovered Sonax Full Effect around 2010.  I was never in love with Full Effect.  There isn't any lubrication to it.  I transitioned to Adam's Heavy Wheel Cleaner for a few months, then transitioned to NextZett Colortec for about 5 years.  NextZett smells like death.  I learned over the past 12 months of selling it that it's even worse in climates with less humidity.  The combination of complaints about the smell and lack of supply has necessitated a change.

Adam's is the logical choice to go back to as Colortec has become increasingly hard to get and is likely being discontinued in the US.  It still has decent lubrication and doesn't stink up your whole house.  I would put this in the "moderate to heavy" wheel cleaner category.  Although, I'd call this safe for most any type of wheel.  I don't find it necessary to use this on my Carbon Ceramics all the time, but I really like it on any regular steel brake equipped car. 

My current mission is to create a complete solution to allow others to replicate my entire car care process with the click of a button.  Each part and piece, product and process will be shared in great detail providing anyone that wishes to get my vetted and curated products that come from all over the world.

I've been obsessing about this stuff for about 15 years now.  I've been blessed with two things that may make my choices valid.  

  1. Obsession:  I truly and unfortunately suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder.  The good part about this plight is that I've been given an unquenchable appetite for functional excellence.  This package reflects my current washing products that have been vetted more than I could explain.
  2. Resources:  Call it whatever you want:  luck, hard work, circumstances... I've been fortunate enough to be able to train with some of the best detailers in the world, have been able to buy and try more products than most people could ever have the chance, and now have access to product manufacturers unlike most any DIY focused individual on the planet.

I'm certain these choices of products will work and work well for you.  I'm also pretty sure this package will continue to evolve as I discover new products and technologies.  I will be sure to provide those updates in process as I learn it.  But, as of today this is it.

One last thing I'll mention.  You should notice in all of these packages, I have chosen products from dozens of manufacturers.  It would make for better buying power and business sense to align myself with a few key manufacturers, but I refuse to take this route.  I want to use the best product for the job.  You can bank on one thing, I will never ask you to compromise, so neither will I.  

Here is what is included.  This is a solution includes all of the products and tools I use to clean my wheel.  Each part I find necessary.

  • 16 oz. Spray Bottle of Adam's Wheel Cleaner
  • 1 Gallon Adam's Wheel Cleaner
  • Microfiber Madness Incredibrush the Flat Version
  • EZ Detail Brush Large
  • EZ Detail Brush Small
  • Two Flexipads 4 Finger Lamb Skin Wheel Cleaning Mitts
  • Race Glaze Detailing (Lug/Caliper) Brush in XL Size
  • 16oz Spray Bottle of Adam's Tire & Rubber Cleaner
  • 1 Gallon Refill of Adam's Tire & Rubber Cleaner
  • Tuf Shine Tire Brush
  • CarPro PERL Tire Dressing
  • 12 Adam's Foam Blocks for applying tire dressing

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