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    What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    Ive tried a couple of iron removers over the years such as iron x, iron x ls, 3d bdx, iron x gel, griots wheel cleaner, dub, and now meguiars ultimate soon as its in an order-thanks AG.

    Ive always been wondering, what makes these products so bleepin expensive? Confuses me alot as other products can be sold in huge gallons or liters for dirt cheap in a sense and then iron products are expensive relative to the rest of the products.

    The cheapest ive seen now is car brite which is 16 dollars a gallon but is basically oaxalic acid and water mix.
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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    IMO it’s plain and simply hype. It changes colors and therefore it’s cool and visually impressive [even though it easily gets squashed head to head against other wheel cleaners]

    Same thing with Nanoskin vs. SM Arnold. “Nano” sounds cool and hipsters gotta have it, meanwhile SM Arnold sounds like a brand your grandpa used to shine his old Chevy with. Funny thing is they’re the same company. SM Arnold owns Nanoskin so they profit either ways. Lol.

    I choose SM Arnold over Nanoskin any day of the week.What makes iron removing products so expensive?

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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    Thats kinda what I was leaning towards. I bet they make this stuff in a huge vat but they charge a fortune
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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

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    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
    ~Shakespeare; {Hamlet (1.4): Marcellus to Horatio}

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    •When most consumers use these type of
    products, they immediately notice that
    they have an aroma/stench that’s usually
    quite unpleasant, to say the least.


    •Now imagine the magnified levels that
    this same aroma/stench will reach at the
    manufacturing sites—and the air quality
    that the employees that work at these
    locations must endure: Overwhelming!
    probably barely begins to describe those
    workplaces’ environment.


    With that being said:
    -Finding a befitting wages/benefits scale that
    is not only commensurate for working in such
    conditions, but is also enticing enough to retain
    employees over the long-term; can be, IMO, a
    costly proposition for manufacturers/owners.


    •That above mentioned cost, along with
    the price of chemicals, utilities, processing,
    packaging, PPE, etc., etc. will be passed
    along to the Consumers.


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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1234 View Post
    Ive tried a couple of iron removers over the years such as iron x, iron x ls, 3d bdx, iron x gel, griots wheel cleaner, dub, and now meguiars ultimate soon as its in an order-thanks AG.

    Ive always been wondering, what makes these products so bleepin expensive? Confuses me alot as other products can be sold in huge gallons or liters for dirt cheap in a sense and then iron products are expensive relative to the rest of the products.

    The cheapest ive seen now is car brite which is 16 dollars a gallon but is basically oaxalic acid and water mix.
    Referring to the megs ultimate you mean the ultimate wheel cleaner?
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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    IMO it’s plain and simply hype. It changes colors and therefore it’s cool and visually impressive [even though it easily gets squashed head to head against other wheel cleaners]

    Same thing with Nanoskin vs. SM Arnold. “Nano” sounds cool and hipsters gotta have it, meanwhile SM Arnold sounds like a brand your grandpa used to shine his old Chevy with. Funny thing is they’re the same company. SM Arnold owns Nanoskin so they profit either ways. Lol.

    I choose SM Arnold over Nanoskin any day of the week.What makes iron removing products so expensive?
    Try that wheel cleaner out on your paint to decontaminate iron particles on it, and let us know how that works out.

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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by amalik View Post
    Try that wheel cleaner out on your paint to decontaminate iron particles on it, and let us know how that works out.
    That’s the only thing I use those wheel cleaners for.








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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    I noticed Autogeek now carries Car Brite products. If my memory serves me correctly Car Brite and Eagle One are the same company or closely related. Maybe someone can chime in who knows more about this? Their gallon sized fallout remover is well priced but I've never used it so I can't speak to its efficacy. If they are the same company as Eagle One I will definitely be picking some up to try out along with their Nanowax spray and Element Shield.

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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    Yes. Meguiars just released their own iron remover wheel cleaner. I know adams did the same where it works on paint too. Dub magazine had one. Smells good but is runny
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    Re: What makes iron removing products so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1234 View Post
    Ive tried a couple of iron removers over the years such as iron x, iron x ls, 3d bdx, iron x gel, griots wheel cleaner, dub, and now meguiars ultimate soon as its in an order-thanks AG.

    Ive always been wondering, what makes these products so bleepin expensive? Confuses me alot as other products can be sold in huge gallons or liters for dirt cheap in a sense and then iron products are expensive relative to the rest of the products.

    The cheapest ive seen now is car brite which is 16 dollars a gallon but is basically oaxalic acid and water mix.
    They have to charge for the smell formula.

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