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    Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

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    I haven't posted in a while, just getting back into cleaning my cars. I purchased the tire cleaning kit and was using the foaming gel, it had a acid smell to it and when I spray it on the rims after a few seconds it started smoking, it this normal?

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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    first of all, this wouldn't be normal for an alkaline, neutral, or acid based cleaner. I assume what you saw is steam, not smoke, from applying the cleaner on a hot wheel.

    Also, maybe 6 months ago or longer there was a bad batch of mckee's foaming wheel cleaner that was recalled. Though even in that batch the foaming wheel cleaner gel was just missing the chemical that made is react with ferrouseous metal particles. From what I remember, it was still completely safe to use.

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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    LOL, sorry, but "smoking" sounded funny. No wheel cleaner will smoke for no reason. Was the wheel hot?


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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    I've actually experienced a smoke like appearance when using Mckee's foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    It did it when I sprayed Tuf Shine tire cleaner onto the tire. Also did it with britemax degreaser. This was the overspray from spraying onto the tire.

    Nothing bad happened but it was just odd.

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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    Whoa, that's weird!!


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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    I don't buy this. I think Nick put the OP up to this so we would all buy his product and try to make our wheels smoke. I know within 5 posts Klasse Act is going to tell us he ordered a couple bottles to mix up some FrankenSmoker.

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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    Quote Originally Posted by mwoywod View Post
    first of all, this wouldn't be normal for an alkaline, neutral, or acid based cleaner. I assume what you saw is steam, not smoke, from applying the cleaner on a hot wheel.

    Also, maybe 6 months ago or longer there was a bad batch of mckee's foaming wheel cleaner that was recalled. Though even in that batch the foaming wheel cleaner gel was just missing the chemical that made is react with ferrouseous metal particles. From what I remember, it was still completely safe to use.
    I accidentally added 4 letters to the word ferrous. Not 1, Not 2....but 4.

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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    Quote Originally Posted by mwoywod View Post
    I accidentally added 4 letters to the word ferrous. Not 1, Not 2....but 4.
    You had me thinking it was new and improved with 4x the strength to knock out "ferrouseous" iron deposits. Lol.

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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    Foaming Wheel Cleaner Gel is non-acidic and pH-Balanced, The smoke you seen was more than likely a reaction of adding the chemical to a hot wheel.

    Foaming Wheel Cleaner Gel is very safe, Next time ensure the wheel is coo to the touch.

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    Re: Question on the Foaming wheel cleaner gel.

    The wheels were cool to the touch, I has washed the wheel wells, then foam the car and wheels, giving the car a good hand wash. The last thing I did was clean the tires and rims.

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