Valet Pro-Bilberry Wheel Cleaner

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Hey guys ,
recently got my hands on a specialty wheel cleaner from detailedclean.in .
Its the VALET PRO-BILBERRY WHEEL CLEANER .Purchased one liter container online on their website for Rs 1400 with free shipping included .
Product arrived in 3 days and was well packaged in tamper proof container.
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why a dedicated wheel cleaner?
My fortuner was purchased pre-owned and I was well aware about the wheels being neglected by the previous owner with lots of built up of road tar and brake dust . The wheels did show corrosion,kerb rashes and loads of tar and paint scratches .
Although I had used all kinds of detergents and all purpose cleaners (APC) I wasn't able to shake off the baked on brake dust.Hence i wanted to experiment with this specialty cleaner .
Did a bit of online research and found this was safer on alloys compared to acidic cleaners and was available in India easily . Hence this review on my thoughts after using the product .
For this test review I used my spare alloy wheel which hardly sees soap and water unlike the other wheels which get cleaned at least once a week.
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the product usage and direction are pretty straight forward .The product is almost like Colin spray in its consistency and has a dark purple color to it with a pleasent berry odor (I wouldn't recommend inhaling the fumes).
I diluted the product with regular tap water in 1:3 ration in a spray bottle .
First I rinsed off the wheel with water to remove mud and dirt after which the product was sprayed on on all surfaces.
The product was allowed to dwell for around 4-5 minutes and then I went in with a soft paint brush to agitate tighter areas especially behind spokes and the barrel.
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once the product reacted reddish brown chemical reaction was seen with the brake dust .
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The same was repeated even on the barrel and spokes with agitation with soft brush and tooth brush
The Toyota branding on the wheels were now becoming visible
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Water was used to make sure the product did not dry up and rinsed thoroughly .
I was pleasantly surprised how well the product worked to remove 10 years of baked up brake dust .
The corrosion and pitting of the alloy surface definitely demands full refurbishment of the wheel but that's for a later day!
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The pictures do not show the real time difference with the removal and surface finish after use of the product .
Following this I used APC to again rinse and remove remaining residue and dried the alloy with rag .
My takes :
1)Use the product with 1:1 ratio would have made it much easier to remove stubborn areas
2)test the product on a small area before use on full wheel
3)wear protective gear during use
4)detailing products of international brands are expensive in India;so choose wisely when buying a product considering its dilution and also its ability to clean.
5)keep your alloys clean as far as possible from the moment you own the vehicle . or else they will corrode and surface pitting will happen like mine which can be a costly affair to fix .
Wheels off cleaning suggested at least twice a year with a good quality wheel cleaner.
Use a wheel wax or sealant to make washing easier
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DISCLAIMER:(I am not associated with the website nor the product company )
 

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