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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner 5 liter refill

Precision Wheel Cleaner for safe and effective removal of brake dust and stubborn dirt

SONAX Full Effect Wheel Cleaner is a highly effective, acid-free and pH balanced rim and wheel cleaner that is safe for all wheels, including aluminum and alloys. This formulation is also effective and safe for use on painted wheels andwill not deteriorate clear coats.

SONAX Full Effect Wheel Cleaner contains unique chemical ingredients that effectively dissolves the sintered iron by forming a water soluble iron complex. During the use of your vehicle, brake dust and road grime become sintered to the surface of rims and wheels due to the high temperature conditions they are normally exposed. Brake dust contains high levels of iron and once sintered to the rim, becomes extremely difficult to dissolve or remove without the use of harsh chemicals.

SONAX Full Effect Wheel Cleaner sprays on as a thick, flourescent green foam. As the cleansing foam begins to work into the dirt and grime, the formula begins to turn red. The red coloration is the SONAX Wheel Cleaner forming a bond to the sintered iron on the wheel and changing its state to a water soluble complex for easy removal. Stubborn, baked on grime may take a small amount of agitation. Rinse wheels thoroughly with a power washer and wipe dry.

Directions for Use:

  1. Turn nozzle to spray position
  2. For best results, spray onto dry (pre-rinsed), cool wheels
  3. Spray evenly onto all wheel surfaces (Cleaner will spray on fluorescent green)
  4. Depending upon soil level, allow to stand 3 to 5 minutes. Cleaner turns red upon contact with sintered iron particles. This is a normal reaction.
  5. Use a brush for extremely stubborn dirt
  6. Rinse wheels thoroughly with a sharp stream of water from hose or pressure washer

Special Warning:

  1. Do not use in hot sun or apply to wheels when warm or hot
  2. Do not allow SONAX Wheel Cleaner to dry onto the wheels after applying the product 

Take a look at the demo below:

Test subject a 2010 Audi S4, with all the bad weather I figured thiswas a great time to test it out. 4-5 weeks without washing the car (due to rain, snow, northeast winter)

Take a look I followed the instructions to the tee and got some amazingresults, dare I say this will be a hit! I'm going to say even better than my favorite wheel cleaner.

Before shot of the wheel

Sprayed it on, and it was immediately green as stated in the directions

Started to turn colors within minutes

Take a look at it cleaning. (this was after quickly using the UberSpoke Brush and Uber Boars Hair Brush nothing crazy just a quick brushing)

Used a power washer and they look great!

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Customer Reviews
  I love this stuff! Some people may not like the smell, but it passes quickly. It is awesome too see the chemical reaction to the brake dust as the liquid turns dark purple as it takes care of business! I had purchased the smaller bottle, but went through that, so decided to get the 5L size. I could just refill the smaller bottle, but decided to get a small Bleach and Chemical sprayer that I can pump up and use the wand around the rims. Works like a champ!
  Reviewed by:  Ryan from Seattle, WA. on 12/5/2014
Great product, just wish it wasn't so expensive
  This stuff works almost like magic but at $99 for 5 liters, it is very costly. I would like to use it more often because it works so good but because of the price I've only been using it on worst case scenario type wheels. Also the smell of this cleaner is very strange. I'm not sure whether I like it or hate it yet.
  Reviewed by:  Craig from Bellevue, Washington. on 10/22/2013
The Best.
  The best wheel cleaner. Period. It goes on, works its thing, turns cow-blood red to let you know it's done, and washes reasonably cleanly. Reasonably because invariably a dedicated wool wash mitt is required to wipe down rim surfaces to provide a thorough cleansing, but Sonax FE does a truly superb job beyond anything I've ever seen.
  Reviewed by:  Adrian Russell from Wilmette, IL. on 9/6/2013
Best Wheel cleaner
  I love this stuff, although the smell is a bit pungent. Phil and his staff always process the orders quickly too.
  Reviewed by:  Michael Donnelly from Maryland. on 8/30/2013
i'm sold!!!!
  had my doubts about putting anything but sweat and elbow grease into my 2009 Audi A6 rims until i used this product. i've owned my car since 2009 and i am very particular to what i clean it with. my car has never seen a detail shop or a car wash BTW. Sonax wheel cleaner is as advertised....instead of over an hour to clean all four rims, it took 20 minutes and the wheels look brand new! this stuff is amazing and i will not use anything else in the future.
  Reviewed by:  christopher foti from pittsburgh, pa. on 8/10/2013
  Best wheel cleaner ever! I have an Audi Q7 Prestige that comes with the high performance Brembo Pads, this pads are pure brake dust creators. The first time I washed the wheels it took me about an hour, now with the Sonax and wheel woolies combo I do them in no time, plus the entire wheel gets clean, it also gets the calipers clean. Which is a great plus. I do suggest you use gloves.
  Reviewed by:  oscar de cardenas from Miami. on 6/12/2013
Sonas Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
  I have been using chemical guys diablo wheel gel for years, excellent product but with shipping from CA it's getting expensive. I tried other Sonax products and really liked them so I figured why not try Sonax Wheel cleaner. Shipping from Detailer's Domain was very fast, less than 24 hours from ordering to my door and shipping was free. Now back to the product, Works great and leaves a nice shinny finish. Just spray it on and leave it for a few minutes hose off and your done. The only thing I would change is the smell, it's a little harsh. I would say it works better than my Diablo wheel cleaner and will continue to use this product. Also dry you wheels and spray down with a quick detail spray for a perfect finish.
  Reviewed by:  Alan from Md. on 1/17/2013
Sonax works very well
  Sonax is a very good product. Spray it on and let the chemicals do the work. Changes from green to red. You still need to use a a brush or cleaning cloth to get the nooks and crannies of the wheel clean. Not sure what the effect of long term useage will have on the wheel finish.
  Reviewed by:  DrGP from Hellertown PA. on 12/21/2012
It is now a permanent resident in my detailing cabinet
  When you hear people gush about how well this product works, they're right. Cleaning wheels, even basketweaves, are extremely easy. It seems to be a little resistant to rinsing, but that is just more motivation for me to get a power washer.
  Reviewed by:  Alex Becker from Cincinnati. on 9/18/2012
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner the best I've used...
  The sonax wheel cleaner is the best we have used so far
  Reviewed by:  Mose from USA. on 12/19/2011
The Best!
  Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner is one of the best wheel cleaners I have used period! I've tried them all and still really like P21S gel wheel cleaner but this tends to work much faster and its really great how it changes color to show you how much its working. Combined with a little agitation from a nice horsehair or detailing brush and your all set! Has a light lemon sent added to make it a little more appealing!
  Reviewed by:  Bryan from PA. on 11/19/2011
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