It has been awhile since you have cleaned your car. I understand cleaning your vehicle is low on your To-Do list. When you finally do get around to cleaning your car though, you immediately notice you have black and dirty wheels. Don't you just hate that? Makes the car look a bit tired and old. You try to clean the front wheels of all that caked-on brake dust, to no avail. Man, that stuff is really on there! How do you get it off?
What you need to do is get some wheel cleaner that will help loosen that dirt and grime off those wheels, such as Griot's Garage Heavy Duty Wheel Cleaner. This product helps get off all that dirty and ugly brake dust off your cars wheels.
I got this wheel cleaner and it only took me a few minutes and a old car washing brush to use it. Click on my pictures below and see the before and after.
Oh, yeah! Clean wheels make the car look a lot better, right? You can see how dirty the front wheels were compared to the back. That is because the front of the car experiences 70% of the braking force, therefore releasing more brake dust onto those wheels.
A few nice shots of the Griot's Garage Heavy Duty Wheel Spray Cleaner worked extremely well to get off the annoying brake dust. Now our Toyota Camry looks and feels better. So don't forgot to pick-up a bottle of wheel cleaner next time you want to do a really good job cleaning your car.
One nice spring day when you are washing your car you decide, “Hey, why don't I give it a wax too!” While you are waxing the car, you are a bit too enthusiastic with the wax and cloth… and you get it on your plastic and rubber trim. Whatever, you will just be more careful. As you continue waxing it is hard to control all the wax and make sure it doesn't get on the plastic and rubber. When you are done waxing, letting it dry, then buffing it out, your car looks great. Then you say, “Hey, what is that white gunk on my trim?” It is tried wax!
What are you to do? You try washing it off with soap and water. Doesn't work that well, right? I know, because I tried it.
The car care experts over at Griot's Garage have a good solution for this problem, Dried-On Wax Remover. It removes dried wax, that you might otherwise not be able to get off your car. How does it work? Pretty well actually. I had some dried wax on my Honda Accord that was bothering me for a couple months. Click on my pictures below to see the before and after.
It can be hard to see from pictures how well car cleaning products work, but I think you can tell the Dried-On Wax Remover is a good solution to getting that pesky dried-on wax off your car.
What the pictures I took did not show, was that some wax that was really on there took several applications to get off. There was some residue still on there, so I used Meguiar's Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer to give my car's trim extra pop and mask any remaining wax residue. I noticed the bottle said that you might need to use a toothbrush to scrub off the really tough dried wax. I have not had been willing to try this yet, but I am fairly sure if you did scrub the residue remover in with a toothbrush it would work. It worked well enough without it.
Overall, Griot's Garage Dried-On Wax Remover definitely works at getting the pesky dried wax off your car's trim, for the most part. It is a good solution to a common car waxing problem.