Package B: Wheel and Tire Cleaning (ver. 2.0)


  

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. I've been using Adam's Wheel Cleaner in my wheel and tire cleaning package for the past 8 months but found that I don't need the iron removing additive. 

Now I'm replacing Adam's Wheel Cleaner along with Tire and Rubber Cleaner with P&S Brake Buster. Brake Buster has more lubrication and foams well in foam cannon or foamer when I dilute it 50/50, and I consider it currently the best tire cleaner I've included yet. 

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 that includes all of the products and tools I use to clean my wheels. I find each part necessary.

  • 32 oz. Spray Bottle of P&S Brake Buster
  • 1 Gallon P&S Brake Buster
  • Microfiber Madness Incredibrush - the Flat Version
  • EZ Detail Brush Large
  • EZ Detail Brush Small
  • Two Flexipads 4 Finger Lamb Skin Wheel Cleaning Mitts
  • Two Race Glaze Detailing (Lug/Caliper) Brush in XL Size
  • 16 oz Hyde's Serum Rust Stopper
  • 1 Gallon Hyde's Serum Rust Stopper
  • Tuf Shine Tire Brush
  • 32 oz. CarPro PERL Tire Dressing

Options:

  • Add 10 Wheel & Tire Towels
  • Add 20 Wheel & Tire Towels

I'm giving the option to add wheel & tire towels if wanted. I personally keep 20 of these towels in my cabinet. These are a 420 GSM, 70% Polyester / 30% Polyamide, 16"x16" towel. The beauty of this one is that it has a softer, plusher side for the wheel face and barrel, then a shorter nap on the other side to wipe the tires.  It also has a satin microsuede edge that makes it a little easier to hold. The finished edge will also aid in keeping the edges of the towel from snagging on lugs or valve stems.