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87% Recommend this product (27 of 31 responses)
By Mark
Baltimore, Md
Very nice
September 14, 2021
My wheels were bad, really bad. Sprayed product, let sit and a little scrubbing and they shine like new.
By Michael
Long Island NY
The best
August 1, 2021
I use this wheel cleaner on my black painted wheels. Scrub with a soft bristled wheel brush after letting it dwell and that's all they need. I have used other highly rated wheel cleaners that cost less and they don't do nearly as good a job. This has a permanent spot in my cleaning arsenal, I'm sorry I ever tried anything else. I do wish it came in a slightly larger bottle for the money though, it goes quick!
ProsSafe on painted wheels Removes brake dust and road grime easily Color changing
ConsPrice Some might not like the odor
By Steve
Best Wheel Cleaner I've Used
May 24, 2021
I've used a number of different wheel cleaners and Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus is the best I've found. Easy to use.
ProsEasy to use. Doesn't require much scrubbing (if any).
By JeJerry F.
Northern suburbs of Chicago
Fantastik new Product
April 18, 2021
I have used a lot of wheel cleaners over the years. This one is really good. I think it may have a little Iron-x type product in it due to smell and red color. Really gets the dirt off and leaves a nice shine Very pleased..
ProsWorks great
ConsSlight smell. a Little pricey. Hope they come up a bulk refill gallon size l soon.
By Sean
South Florida
The only wheel cleaner I use
February 25, 2021
I've been using the new formula Sonax Wheel cleaner for a while now and I'm extremely pleased at how clean they get my wheels. After a week of daily driving my car, my wheels get coated with brake dust and this product makes quick work of cleaning them.
ProsWorks fast on my brake dust covered wheels.
ConsA little pricey.
By Scott
Homer Glen, Illinois
Awesome product!
November 1, 2020
Bought a used set of aluminum wheels. Barrels looked like they hadn't been cleaned in years. Tried two different wheel cleaners, solvent, tar remover. No joy. Saw a video on this wheel cleaner. When the reviewer stated he bought 100gal of the product for his detail business after filming the video, I decided to try it. It's not cheap, but it did an amazing job. Put on the first time and let it sit for 10 min. Scrubbed and rinsed. About 90% of buildup removed. Repeated process and all but a few scattered spots were removed. Spot treated a third time and barrels looked nearly new. Still have a few spots of tar that are carbonized onto the aluminum, but once mounted on car they won't show anyway.
By Jeff
Galloway, OH
Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus
July 22, 2020
Very happy with the product. Great customer service at Autogeek.
By Tino
Fullerton, CA
June 18, 2020
I use SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus on my T/A 392 wheels and this product is legit. My wheels get lots of brake dust and this product makes it very easy to clean my wheels. Highly recommend SONAX Wheel Cleaner Plus.
ProsEasy to use
By Charles
Tonopah , AZ
Wheel Cleaner
May 27, 2020
Awesome product. Spray on and watch it happen. Using a pressure nozzle gets better results, otherwise you'll need to agitate the dirt for better results.
ProsEasy to use, no harsh vapors.
ConsLarger size with pump and keep the easy handling bottle
By George
Destin, FL
April 1, 2020
Man this stuff really works. I've used allot of products and this stuff is years ahead of the competition. Highly recommend!
By Omar
Oxnard, CA
One of the best wheel cleaner
March 30, 2020
Easy to apply and surprised how fast and simple it removes stubborn brake cake!
ProsEasy to use
By Bill
Hot Springs Village, AR
Only used once
February 11, 2020
Bought this product after being highly recommended during a chat session with one the Autogeek chat reps. I just bought a new 2020 GM with the black painted wheels. I have never had this type of wheel before buying this truck. After using Sonax the first time, I was a little disappointed in the overall results obtained. These black wheels appeared to have some sort of film left after the final rinsing. I also used one of the recommended brushes to assist in the cleaning process by slightly agitating as suggested. The jury is still out for me on this product. It is a bit pricey,
By Todd
, Treasure Coast of Florida
Superior Wheel cleaner
February 5, 2020
All of the wheel cleaners work well. The SONAX WHEEL CLEANER PLUS is a step above. The products turns to a deep red/purplish color to let you know that it is doing it's job. Not a gimmick...I depend upon it while I'm busy working on parts of the vehicle. Just be careful when spraying it on the wheels, don't let it splash back near your face. Use with adult supervision.
By Codie
Clearwater Florida
The Best
February 4, 2020
I love Sonax. This stuff gets the job done and is extremely user friendly. It's expensive but there is a good reason.
ProsIt works
By Edwin
Doral, FL
Excellent product
December 18, 2019
great for cleaning neglected wheels, didn't notice any difference between regular and plus
By Robert
Apex, NC
Amazing Results - Very Unexpected
September 30, 2019
I have a '90 BMW 325is with weathered rims and a 1999 Porsche 911 with beautiful rims. Both sets are a pain to detail and I have tried more products than I care to remember. Most of them gave me the same level of results. This product was very different. I was very surprised by the amount of disc brake dust this product removed! With old BMW basketweave BBS rims, it's nearly impossible to get the dust out of the nooks & crannies! And with the Porsche BBS rims, there are bolts around the 3-piece alloys that always capture the dust and it bakes on during the summer. This Sonax product got rid of the dust in all of those annoying areas with very little effort on my part.
ProsExtremely good at getting baked on dust out of the corners and hard to reach places. Turns purple when it's working. Smells good. No acid. A little goes a long way.
ConsIt's expensive for a product that I'll use every week or more.
By francis
lowell, mass
excellent prod.
June 27, 2019
If it can clean my dirty aluminum wheels and not scrub until the cows come home I am a happy man. Great product !
By Josh
Great on rims
April 4, 2019
I've used this product for years. It always has done a great job. Tough cleaner yet safe on rim finishes. Add a good brush.......most issues ate scrubbed clean.
By Mike
Central Florida
The best
January 30, 2019
Cleans better than most. Justifies the high cost.
ProsSpeed of application, does not damage wheel surfaces.
By Shlbygt
Great Stuff
April 30, 2018
I've been using Sonax wheel cleaner for a few years now. I initially purchased it to clean some neglected track wheels. It worked well, getting everything but the hardest "chunks" of baked on pad material. Not even a plastic scraper would get those off. Now it is used on all of my vehicles and I recommend it to anyone with nice wheels.
ProsEasy to use and it works well.
By Andre
Sumter, SC
January 20, 2018
Great wheel cleaner! worked on brake dust with little effort.
By Bill
sonax wheel cleaner plus
December 22, 2017
I've tried several supposed quality wheel cleaners in the past. Nothing compares to sonax plus in my book. Simply the best!
Prosworks fast, penetrates heavy brake dust exceptionally well
By Car E.
Los Angeles, California
Headline should state that Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus is the IMPROVED version of Sonax Full Effect
October 30, 2016
Cleaning power of Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus works like a charm on 80 percent of road grime and brake dust. It removes the black barnacle-like deposits left on the wheel without scrubbing. Scrubbing is required for the tougher black deposits.
ProsBy far more powerful than anything at the Auto parts stores. Make sure you purchase the PLUS version of Sonax. The Full Effect version is not as potent.
By Robert Z.
Naples, FL
Removing brake dust is a breeze.
September 28, 2016
Autogeek staff recommended and they spot on.
By Phil
Kansas City
Best Wheel cleaner I've found
July 27, 2016
I have a BMW Z4 and have been convinced that BMW's brake technology is to produce so much brake dust that the wheels can't turn. ;o) All joking aside, I've tried several different brands of wheel cleaners and the Sonax was the best by far. It gets back into the barrel and eliminates all of the dust very effectively. It was very easy to apply and required minimal brushing. I wish I would have taken before and after pictures for this post.
ProsEffectiveness/ Ease
By 1970 S.
Auburn, WA.
Awesome wheel cleaner
July 9, 2016
I have attempted many wheel cleaners to where I just don't use them. The spoke wheels on a SRT Challenger are tough to get you hands in there. I tried the Sonax wheel cleaner plus and love it. Cleans very well with minimum scrubbing. I was really scared to try it on our 2 piece polished billet wheels (non coated). I've used the 'safe for aluminum' cleaner and spent 2 hours a wheel polishing the white etching it left, so I tired it. No damage at all. I don't spray it on a dry wheel, I am nervous about that. It cleans the rotors, calipers, wheels wonderful. I even spry it on the sway bars, springs, and shocks so you get that nice clean red paint to show again. There might be something better but I needs to be proven before I change. Great product.
By Scott
United States
Dont waste your time or $$ with any other wheel cleaner
April 17, 2015
The wheels of my10 yr old Audi A8 were in good condition but clearly stained. One use of Sonax and they look like brand new. I couldn't believe the result....or how fast and easy it worked!! No scrubbing or rubbing, just spray, wait and rinse!!!! Wish i had before/after shots to show--too late now
Proseasy to use works
Consnot an inexpensive product--but worth it
By Albert
Melbourne, FL
Expected a little more, but overall good
April 6, 2015
So I tried this product for the first time and my overall impression is OK. This product works, but doesn't completely take off all debris even after agitating. It takes about 50-60% of the debris. The rest I have to hand wash. In my opinion, its not worth the price. I probably wouldn't buy this again.
ProsWorks, slightly
ConsExpensive for what it actually does
Cleans well, not worth the price
January 6, 2015
I used the cleaner once and it worked ok, it did get the wheels clean, but it didn't get everything off like it said it would. I wouldn't buy again, too costly and other products do just as well.
By Steve
SW Florida
Better than regular...
September 16, 2014
But I don't know if it's worth the premium price. I tried it vs standard SONAX wheel cleaner on opposing wheels a couple times, the first time I did no scrubbing, there was a marked difference, but neither one was good enough. Then following week I tried it in the brushless carwash, again, the PLUS side was better, but still not great. Finally I hand washed and used my brushes, both sides were identical, I probably used a little less of the PLUS just because of the sprayers, but I didn't measure.
ProsUsual SONAX quality, works marginally better than the standard if you're in a hurry.
By Jack B.
Camden Tn
Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus
June 18, 2014
I tried this for the first time and man it really worked good I really liked it I think I will stay with this if you can give me A good price 0n like 6 bottles, give me A good price THANK YOU?

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