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Michael Stoops
Oct 11th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Hot Rims All Wheel & Tire Cleaner
New & Improved
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/AW_TC.gif


Product attributes:


Reformulated to clean wheels and tires
Safe on all factory coated wheels
Visually see dirt leaving the wheel & tire
Increased foaming action
All Wheel and Tire Cleaner is designed to wash away filth with ease, leaving behind not only clean wheels, but clean tire sidewalls as well. The Xtreme Cling solution foams and clings to the wheel and tire, turning from white to brown as it grabs all brake dust and grime. What's more, this unique product is safe to use on all factory coated wheels, taking the stress of finding the right wheel cleaner out of the equation.

Part Number: G9524
Size: 24 ounce
MSRP: $6.99


Here are a few shots of the product in action:


This tire and wheel don't look all that bad, right?
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/wheelclean_0085.JPG

This is the original Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner sprayed onto half the tire/wheel combo.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/wheelclean_0087.JPG

While the original formula dwells, the new version is sprayed on the other side. Same number of sprays with each product, same type of sprayer on the bottle, but you can see how much more foaming action there is with the new version, and how much more effectively it cleans the sidewall of the tire.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/wheelclean_0090.JPG

After just several seconds of dwell time and all the crud is just running off the tire.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/wheelclean_0094.JPG

Remember that this product must be rinsed off thoroughly with water and not simply allowed to self dry!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/wheelclean_0096.JPG

PhantomMagician
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:13 AM
Nice bleeding ^^

ethereal45
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:22 AM
Wow that's pretty impressive. Will definitely give this a try over APC+.

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:27 AM
This product has definitely been one of our favorite new product demos, that's for sure!

PhantomMagician
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:13 AM
can't wait to see it with my own eyes ^^

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:38 AM
can't wait to see it with my own eyes ^^We're working on getting a video up showing this very soon.

Teak
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:57 AM
Looks good. So less tire scrubbing required. Does the rim still need to be agitated with brushes?

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 10:46 AM
Looks good. So less tire scrubbing required. Does the rim still need to be agitated with brushes?Wheels may still need some agitation depending on amount of brake dust and whether or not you're using our new Hot Rims Brake Dust Barrier ;) But the amount of crud removed from the tire even without agitation is pretty amazing. Still, in most cases some agitation is probably going to be called for.

smack
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:01 PM
Your kidding me. You scrubbed the right side of the tire after the application of the new stuff right? How about the wheels wells? Im sure it would work well on them right?

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:23 PM
Your kidding me. You scrubbed the right side of the tire after the application of the new stuff right? How about the wheels wells? Im sure it would work well on them right?In the sequence of images shown in the original post we did nothing more than spray it on, let it dwell for a bit, then wiped off. That's it. As for its effectiveness on wheel wells, it should work very well but you might want to check that it doesn't cause an side effects on the plastic. We haven't checked to see if it might cause some staining or whitening of plastics like some cleaners can, so experiment at your own risk.

Nappers
Oct 31st, 2011, 03:22 PM
You have my attention seen as I use E1 AWT Cleaner.....

tunicwriter
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:56 PM
In the sequence of images shown in the original post we did nothing more than spray it on, let it dwell for a bit, then wiped off. That's it. As for its effectiveness on wheel wells, it should work very well but you might want to check that it doesn't cause an side effects on the plastic. We haven't checked to see if it might cause some staining or whitening of plastics like some cleaners can, so experiment at your own risk.
I've been lurking around MOL for a while, but felt compelled to finally register simply so I could respond to this. Wouldn't Meguiar's find it important to test this product on plastics considering the high potential for overspray on fender well plastics?

Michael Stoops
Nov 1st, 2011, 05:50 PM
I've been lurking around MOL for a while, but felt compelled to finally register simply so I could respond to this. Wouldn't Meguiar's find it important to test this product on plastics considering the high potential for overspray on fender well plastics?
There is actually a very low potential for any overspray on plastic fender wells. Sure, you might get a few drops on them but it's not like getting even a single drop of an acid wheel cleaner on bare aluminum - that will leave a nice little white spot in no time. If there is any real issue with this, and I seriously doubt there is, it would be heavily spraying it onto the liners and letting it sit for several minutes. But if someone just grabs a product like this for that purpose, especially on very dirty liners, that's how they'll use it. And that's what we don't necessarily want you doing. But a few drops or light overspray should not be an issue at all.

Jossy92
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the clarification on wheel wells.
Use it for it's intended purpose. Darn.... ;)

PhantomMagician
Nov 6th, 2011, 08:31 PM
IS this product contain more acid that the original one ? i think i have to becarefull with my hand :)

PhantomMagician
Nov 7th, 2011, 10:41 AM
We're working on getting a video up showing this very soon.

yeah, i checking on video section everyday ...
belive me, can't wait to see 2012 product in action on video since i don't have enough money to fly to vegas since i still in college in indonesia :)

Michael Stoops
Nov 7th, 2011, 11:25 AM
IS this product contain more acid that the original one ? i think i have to becarefull with my hand :)No, just some additional cleaners for the tires.

Michael Stoops
Dec 9th, 2011, 10:36 AM
Sometimes a product comes along that just keeps making us say "wow" even though we've seen what it can do a million times over. This is one of them, and we just sprayed down some dirty tires and wheels again this morning........

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/IMG_0184s.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/IMG_0202s.JPG

Marc08EX
Dec 9th, 2011, 11:44 AM
WOW!

Mike,

How much product do you use to cover that single wheel/tire that heavily? Also, will there be a gallon alternative to purchase for this product? (hint hint detailer line hint hint)

Michael Stoops
Dec 9th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Marc, we figure that on average you can clean the wheels on 3 to 5 cars with a typical bottle of product, depending on how dirty they are. But you really don't need to use a ton of product - spray it on, let it dwell for a few seconds and then scrub the tires with a good tire brush, and agitate the wheels with an appropriate wheel brush, then rinse thoroughly with water.

Scott's 62
Dec 9th, 2011, 02:25 PM
I cant wait for this one! And the brake dust barrier there is the wining combo. looks good Mike :bigups

Dart_GTS
Dec 16th, 2011, 09:36 AM
What does the tire look like when it dries? Dull, and greyish, or nice and black?

ntm
Dec 16th, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Michael Stoops
Dec 16th, 2011, 10:01 AM
What does the tire look like when it dries? Dull, and greyish, or nice and black?Well, it's not a dressing at all so the tire won't look as black as it might following even the most basic of water based dressings. Dull and gray doesn't sound all that pretty but in all honesty, the tire is going to be closer to that than to dressed black. But it will be nicely cleaned and ready to better accept any dressing you wish to use, whether that's a basic water based dressing like M40 or HyperDressing, or something like the gels in the Endurance or Hot Shine lines.

STRIFE
Dec 16th, 2011, 10:01 AM
^ i just ordered from AG!!

I'm hoping my combo of wheel brightener & the new brake dust barrier will be my winning combo......

Jagstang
Dec 24th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Another goal for Meguiars and another product sold to me.. whenever I will finish my "regular" all wheel cleaner.. that is pretty amazing too.. What I like of this new product? Of course is nice that you can clean the tyre wall also but.. what I appreciate is the increased foaming action.. I think that this will help to clean more and with using less product. I'm not sure about a thing.. should I wet the rim and the tyre before spray this or just spray and only later rinse?

Murr1525
Dec 24th, 2011, 08:54 PM
I hose things down first.

CumminsCrazed
Mar 7th, 2012, 11:37 AM
o how does this product compare to Westleys Bleche-Wite on tires?

habs33
Apr 18th, 2012, 09:27 AM
Is this product available in Canada yet? I really want to start using this as part of my routine

ethereal45
Apr 18th, 2012, 04:24 PM
Those pictures are pretty impressive. I need to pick up a bottle of this for my extra special details. APC+ and Super Degreaser work so well on tires I can't see using it every time, but one extra dirty tires this seems to be like magic.

Michael Stoops
Apr 19th, 2012, 09:37 AM
o how does this product compare to Westleys Bleche-Wite on tires?
It's highly effective at cleaning road grime and tire dressings off the sidewall, but it may not do quite the same job on white walls or raised white letters as Westleys - I don't know that we really targeted that product with All Wheel & Tire Cleaner. But AW&TC is also great for cleaning factory wheels, not just the tires.

ybrik
Apr 26th, 2012, 06:24 PM
Is this product available in Canada yet? I really want to start using this as part of my routine

I just got one today from Ctire....$11.99

ybrik
Apr 26th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Is this product safe on brake caliper rubber seals?

Michael Stoops
Apr 27th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Is this product safe on brake caliper rubber seals?
That's not a problem at all. What could be an issue, however, is if you've got an aftermarket brake kit with either powdercoated or anodized calipers or a multi piece rotor with anodized hats. Powdercoated parts may well be stained by the product, and anodized parts will certainly suffer. This caution is called out on the bottle, so be aware of the other parts lurking behind your wheels before spraying this on.

ethereal45
Apr 29th, 2012, 09:17 PM
That's not a problem at all. What could be an issue, however, is if you've got an aftermarket brake kit with either powdercoated or anodized calipers or a multi piece rotor with anodized hats. Powdercoated parts may well be stained by the product, and anodized parts will certainly suffer. This caution is called out on the bottle, so be aware of the other parts lurking behind your wheels before spraying this on.

I have a friend who learned this the hard way. Ouch!

Dart_GTS
Apr 30th, 2012, 02:54 AM
Wait a second! Most (if not all) factory and aftermarket wheels are powdercoated! But you are saying this product could damage powdercoating on brake parts. Huh?

FX4619
Apr 30th, 2012, 04:47 AM
I don't think I've seen factory powder coated wheels. Most of them are some type of alloy or aluminum. I've used this product several times on my stock wheels and had no problems.

Michael Stoops
Apr 30th, 2012, 06:57 AM
Wait a second! Most (if not all) factory and aftermarket wheels are powdercoated! But you are saying this product could damage powdercoating on brake parts. Huh?
No, the vast majority of factory wheels are painted and clear coated. Aftermarket brake components are all over the place when it comes to the finish chosen, some are pretty stout while others are very delicate. The only time we see issues with this product on factory wheels is when the product is allowed to dry on the surface or the clear coat on a factory polished aluminum wheel has been compromised in some way (common with external clamp on wheel weights that have been installed and removed) and the product leaches under the clear and stains the underlying polished aluminum.

JET_Fusion
May 1st, 2012, 07:53 PM
I believe entry level aftermarket rims are powder coated. I'm thinking the common color being black.

Dart_GTS
May 2nd, 2012, 02:13 AM
I have Enkei wheels, and their advertising staes that they are powdercoated. They sure look like it, as are some Moda wheels I have. Please check your facts... most OEM and aftermarket wheels are powdercoated.

Michael Stoops
May 2nd, 2012, 06:45 AM
I have Enkei wheels, and their advertising staes that they are powdercoated. They sure look like it, as are some Moda wheels I have. Please check your facts... most OEM and aftermarket wheels are powdercoated.
Hot Rims All Wheel And Tire Cleaner is perfectly safe on all factory coated wheels. Period. Your Enkei and Moda wheels are aftermarket, and the type of coatings on aftermarket wheels are all over the map. If your car or truck is wearing the wheels it was fitted with at the factory, this product will not harm them when used properly. Yes, we've had issues when people spray it on and let it sit for 10 minutes, or allow it to dry, but that's why the directions on the bottle implicitly state not to do that. We do see that the powder coated finish on many aftermarket brake kits, and many aftermarket wheels, is nowhere near as stout as the coating on factory OEM wheels and can have issues with this product.

I have aftermarket wheels on a couple of my cars, and one set is most definitely painted, with a polished lip, and fully clear coated. Now, just because these wheels of mine are painted doesn't mean all aftermarket wheels are, just as your aftermarket Enkei and Moda wheels being powdercoated does not guarantee that others are, too.

But the bottom line here is this: the coating used by the OEMs on their wheels (even polished aluminum because the OEMs put a clear on those as well due to the high level of maintenance required for bare highly polished aluminum) can easily hold up to this product, but the coatings used on aftermarket brake parts (calipers and rotor hats) usually can not. That's what's important here. Period.

mightypudge
May 3rd, 2012, 03:20 PM
I used this stuff last weekend on my wife's car and it did an amazing job. I have never seen the tires so clean and the dressing is holding better. Awesome.

camaroz
May 15th, 2012, 09:21 PM
I just want to start off by saying these threads are a great help. I've read through them and think Meguiar's Hot Rims All Wheel and Tire Cleaner is the product for my situation. Just to make sure I'm going to ask you guys for your opinion. I just picked up a set of 15in factory rims from an 88 Camaro RS. They are painted with clear coat; how them came from the factory. I used soap and water to get most of the brake dust off but there is still some thick parts of brake dust build up mainly on the backside of the wheel. My question is, is Meguiar's Hot Rims All Wheel and Tire Cleaner the product I need? I want to make sure I'm not going to damage the wheel's clear coat or any other part of it.

Michael Stoops
May 18th, 2012, 09:37 AM
camaroz, welcome to MOL!

As to your question, if these are factory wheels with the factory coating, then Hot Rims All Wheel & Tire Cleaner would be your product of choice. It is important to remember that you must work on one wheel at a time, from start to finish, and not spray all four wheels with product and then go back to the first one and start agitating or rinsing. If you've got some built up brake dust you will still need to use a wheel brush to agitate the surface and brake it up, and it may even take a couple of applications. But as long as the clear coat is healthy and not flaking off at the edges you won't have any problems.

ARCStig
May 29th, 2012, 06:39 PM
I need to try this :) I get mud all over my tires every time it rains...I hate having a dirt driveway...looks like I've gone mud bogging everytime a storm passes by...I hate it...

GhOsT1321
Jun 3rd, 2012, 07:31 AM
I can attest to aftermarket brake components not liking All Wheel Cleaner. The first time I used it, It striped the coatings off. Granted, the coatings are all now corroded off a few months later due to water/road salt. So it didn't really set me back.
This new formula seems to clean a bit better, I have a fairly old (1 year) bottle of the original stuff, but this new version seems to remove brake dust and other such contaminants from wheels even easier.
Has the new formula been strengthened in it's cleaning ability?

habs33
Jul 3rd, 2012, 04:49 PM
YAY found this in my local Walmart (Moncton NB)
Is this product available in Canada yet? I really want to start using this as part of my routine

Cade76
Jul 30th, 2012, 10:06 PM
I have used Super Degreaser and APC +1 and they don't even come close to comparing to the AW&TC! Just wish it would come in bigger quantities!!

h_bomm
Jul 31st, 2012, 02:44 PM
I wish it came in a bigger bottle too! I have always been skeptical of wheel and tire cleaners and as such have just used soap and water. I decided to give the Hot Rims All Wheel and Tire Cleaner a shot just to see how well it worked. Holy ****!!! This stuff is amazing! I have never had my rims or tires so clean even after a thorough and tiring scrub using plain soap and water. And man do they look a lot better after applying a dressing after being that clean. Anybody who is on the fence or a bit skeptical thinking that it is snake oil, just a company trying to push more product (like me!), try it you'll be pleasantly surprised! :woot2Just make sure you use the proper wheel cleaner for your wheels

CumminsCrazed
Nov 11th, 2012, 07:02 AM
hey Michael, it seems like every time i use my HRAW&T cleaner i spray on the tire, and immediately use a tire brush to agitate and then immediately grab my pressure washer and rinse off, but EVERY time i do this, no matter how fast i go, it seems like i have some dryed brown residue on my sidewalls, what am i doing wrong here? i do a whole tire in about 15-30 seconds, making sure the cleaner stays wet and i rinse right away after, but always, my tire has a brown color to it, and i can see where theres brown streaks on it.

LoveBlackPaint
Jun 5th, 2013, 02:21 PM
Trying it out in an hour for the first time.
Full review coming.

Im excited:)

Kevin