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    Re: Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels

    I'm curious to buy some litmus strips to test the dilution ratios. I believe the SDS only covers the concentrate, not the reduced.

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    Re: Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronE View Post
    I'm curious to buy some litmus strips to test the dilution ratios. I believe the SDS only covers the concentrate, not the reduced.

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    No need for litmus strips. Just use this formula.

    For an acid: Original pH + (-log(original volume/new volume))
    For a base: Original pH - (-log(original volume/new volume))

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    Re: Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDavy View Post
    No need for litmus strips. Just use this formula.

    For an acid: Original pH + (-log(original volume/new volume))
    For a base: Original pH - (-log(original volume/new volume))
    Now that is cool! I'll run some calculations later


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    Re: Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronE View Post
    Now that is cool! I'll run some calculations later


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    Here is an easy online calculator.
    Chemical Calculator: Dilution of Bases and Acids

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    Re: Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels

    I have a jug of Meguiars Wheel Brightener that i haven't opened yet and was wondering if anyone would know if it is ok to use on my rims Enkein Nt03+M?
    Just a bit confused to what I can use it on besides Stock rims on cars.

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    Enkei developed a new manufacturing process to produce the next aluminum wheel generation. The Most Advanced Technology (M.A.T) combines one-piece cast wheel technology with a rim forming technology called spinning process. Using this new technology of casting and rim forming by M.A.T process, is critical to improve drastically the material property and strength of the wheels. Rim-Rolled technology shapes the rim to improve material elongation without sacrificing the wheels hardness."

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    Re: Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels

    Just to give you an Idea as to what you are working with. Household bleach (javex,Clorox) is right around 12 ph full strength. At 13-15 you are getting quite alkaline (lye).

    On the other end of the scale is acid. Think vinegar ph 3-4, or hydrochloric acid. Ph 0-1

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    Re: Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisDetails View Post
    I have a jug of Meguiars Wheel Brightener that i haven't opened yet and was wondering if anyone would know if it is ok to use on my rims Enkein Nt03+M?
    Just a bit confused to what I can use it on besides Stock rims on cars.

    "MAT Technology
    Enkei developed a new manufacturing process to produce the next aluminum wheel generation. The Most Advanced Technology (M.A.T) combines one-piece cast wheel technology with a rim forming technology called spinning process. Using this new technology of casting and rim forming by M.A.T process, is critical to improve drastically the material property and strength of the wheels. Rim-Rolled technology shapes the rim to improve material elongation without sacrificing the wheels hardness."

    Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels-enkei-nt03-info-jpg
    Depends on the alloy they are made from. Some react with different alkalines and acids but not others.

    If you want to know for sure, check the acid type in the Wheel Brightener then call your wheel manufacturer and ask about if it's safe or not.



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    Re: Deep talk about wheel cleaners - alkaline, acid, pH levels

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike lambert View Post
    Modern iron and fallout removers are the way to go. PH neutral and work very well for wheels and paint. Also no damage to surrounding areas such as brake components or anodized trim, such as running boards or wheel arch trim.
    except for the iron removers explicitly state to keep away from calipers and bare metal brake components...
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