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    Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    I have to say, im impressed by the ik foam pro 2. I use a purple eco friendly cleaner right now that I dont think the geek will allow me to mention but for some odd reason it does not pull or say remove the brake dust that well. Does anyone have any recs for something that foams and clings well but also can loosen alot of stuck on brake dust. I already have a wheel acid from meguiars that I try to save. I have iron x but use that once the wheel is cleaner to get better results and save costs.

    Any recs here would be appreciated.
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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    P&S Brake Buster works well in the foamer. It’s not the strongest cleaner but it does the job if you clean the wheels often. I have it diluted 1:4 in my iK foamer.
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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    Brake Buster is what I use in my IK foamer, 4:1 ratio for weekly maintenance, 3:1-2:1 if you don't get around to it as much and/or have dirty pads.

    Check the felt pad in the tip every other use. This thing, even with using distilled water, can still get dirty and thus makes foaming impossible.

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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    I keep hearing brake buster is the way to go. The only caveat I hear is that on dirty stuff it is not good. I use a high alkaline cleaner from another florida brand and it is very versatile but cuts through anything. Just imo gets pricy sometimes
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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1234 View Post
    I keep hearing brake buster is the way to go. The only caveat I hear is that on dirty stuff it is not good. I use a high alkaline cleaner from another florida brand and it is very versatile but cuts through anything. Just imo gets pricy sometimes
    You could try a stronger ratio but there is always something stronger out there just keep using that if you are happy with it.

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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    My current chemical is not sold through the geek and I think due to covid and stuff will be expensive to source. The other one was bought through home depot for cheap but ill have to figure out the dilutions better maybe to 1:3 etc
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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    How about megs d143? I think its a great wheel and tire cleaner, works well b4 agitation

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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    I tried d143 a while back, while meguiars stuff is usually good I was not too impressed. I remember going about 4:1 and it was not very good at removing brake dust. I dont need an acid based product but something that does not make me have to scrub at stuck on dirt would be nice
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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    I would recommend re-trying it and also do not cut it....run it straight and you will be much happier with the product.

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    Re: Got an IK foamer, now need a wheel cleaner that is non acid and clings well

    I didn’t like Brake buster in a foamer. Gave up in it. Tried it again full strength out of a normal sprayer and good stuff.

    I like Meguiars ultimate at 3-1 in it but it still better full strength. I only foam Frothe and Bilt Hamber AutoFoam now


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