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    APC+ Alternative

    I bought my APC+ because ADS suggested that it would clean everything from interior to tires, wheels, etc. Yes it works but I don't like using it when I clean my tires and wheels. It just doesn't foam up at all. What are the other alternatives in the detailer line that's best to use for wheels and tires (that foam up)

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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    APC+ is made not to foam. Regular APC will foam. I have that and the high output foaming sprayers. I also have Simple Green and 2 of their spray bottles which have a foaming setting.


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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    Use wheel brightener 4:1 or 6:1 (I have both) on painted wheels... DO NOT use on polished, chrome, etc.
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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by lecchilo View Post
    Use wheel brightener 4:1 or 6:1 (I have both) on painted wheels... DO NOT use on polished, chrome, etc.

    Just to chime in...a quick correction

    Meguiar's D140 Wheel Brightener is safe on: clear coated, factory painted and chrome wheels.

    It is not safe for: anodized, magnesium, or polished aluminum wheels.



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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Bri View Post
    I bought my APC+ because ADS suggested that it would clean everything from interior to tires, wheels, etc. Yes it works but I don't like using it when I clean my tires and wheels. It just doesn't foam up at all. What are the other alternatives in the detailer line that's best to use for wheels and tires (that foam up)

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    Hey,

    Meguiar's APC+ is an awesome cleaner and one that I use regularly on tires etc for deep cleaning. It is has a low foam ratio so it can also be used in extractors. However, if you want foaming for a more visual cue, then use the regular APC with a foam head sprayer as Roushstage2 said above.

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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Bri View Post
    I bought my APC+ because ADS suggested that it would clean everything from interior to tires, wheels, etc. Yes it works but I don't like using it when I clean my tires and wheels. It just doesn't foam up at all. What are the other alternatives in the detailer line that's best to use for wheels and tires (that foam up)

    Thanks.
    APC or Super Degreaser

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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by AeroCleanse View Post
    APC or Super Degreaser
    Just to chime in...

    Be careful with using the Super Degreaser around paint. The paint around the area should be sprayed with water before spraying the Super Degreaser onto the tires/wheels. If the Super Degreaser gets accidentally sprayed and dries on the paint or the paint is hot/very warm and the Super Degreaser evaporates to a stronger concentration, paint staining can occur.

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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    Why was APC+ formulated not to foam? It seems that it doesn't help clean dirty wheels. You need to drench the object you're cleaning in order to do a good job.
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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Bri View Post
    Why was APC+ formulated not to foam? It seems that it doesn't help clean dirty wheels. You need to drench the object you're cleaning in order to do a good job.
    It was formulated not to foam so it could be used in carpet extractors. I know when I use APC in my little green machine the dirty tank fills up fast with foam, but when using APC+ it doesn't. If you want foaming go with APC and a foaming sprayer.
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    Re: APC+ Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueZero View Post
    It was formulated not to foam so it could be used in carpet extractors. I know when I use APC in my little green machine the dirty tank fills up fast with foam, but when using APC+ it doesn't. If you want foaming go with APC and a foaming sprayer.
    Interesting....How does the APC+ compare to the Bissle stuff you get at Target for carpet cleaning? I have never even though of using it in my Little Green. Do you use the same amount too (up to that little line)?

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    Sorry for the off topic post Marc

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