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    Ultimate Wash & Wax Question

    I posted a related question about wheel cleaning a while back, this part of my question didn't get answered.

    I have factory 2011 Ford Edge polished aluminum wheels (clear coated, see photo) that are brand new and I want to know if Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax G17748C is safe to use on these wheels. Also, is it safe to leave this product on the wheels for 5 or 10 minutes? I use a foam blaster on all 4 wheels at once and then work my way back around to the first one, wiping each one down individually one by one. Gives the brake dust plenty of time to soak and loosen. I've done this a number of times now since the wheels were put on and it seems to work well. I just want to make sure I'm doing this the right way and not messing anything up.

    On our old wheels (1998 Ford Explorer slotted aluminum alloy), I used Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner G7164 which worked extremely well and I also used Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash G10464 which was also very good. I'm guessing that these would probably still be okay to use on our new polished aluminum wheels? I really prefer the Gold Class product over the Ultimate product (dissolved in water better, seemed easier to work with and didn't leave as much of a residue on my hands afterwards -- makes we wonder about the vehicle) but Ultimate Wash & Wax says "Clear coat safe".
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    Re: Ultimate Wash & Wax Question

    I just called Meguiars about this as I would really like to get an answer before I wash my vehicle in the next few days. I am so totally confused with the Meguiars product line because there are so many products now and I honestly don't know which one to use anymore. That's truly how confusing their product line has become. But Meguiars is still not answering the phones? That's a bit of a long time, don't you think?

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    Re: Ultimate Wash & Wax Question

    Quote Originally Posted by theEdge View Post
    I posted a related question about wheel cleaning a while back, this part of my question didn't get answered.

    I have factory 2011 Ford Edge polished aluminum wheels (clear coated, see photo) that are brand new and I want to know if Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax G17748C is safe to use on these wheels. Also, is it safe to leave this product on the wheels for 5 or 10 minutes? I use a foam blaster on all 4 wheels at once and then work my way back around to the first one, wiping each one down individually one by one. Gives the brake dust plenty of time to soak and loosen. I've done this a number of times now since the wheels were put on and it seems to work well. I just want to make sure I'm doing this the right way and not messing anything up.

    On our old wheels (1998 Ford Explorer slotted aluminum alloy), I used Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner G7164 which worked extremely well and I also used Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash G10464 which was also very good. I'm guessing that these would probably still be okay to use on our new polished aluminum wheels? I really prefer the Gold Class product over the Ultimate product (dissolved in water better, seemed easier to work with and didn't leave as much of a residue on my hands afterwards -- makes we wonder about the vehicle) but Ultimate Wash & Wax says "Clear coat safe".
    Yes, most all of Meguiar's Car Wash solutions are safe for any exterior automotive surface, including wheels. (The one which is not is our Car Wash Plus which is no longer produced & the surface it would not want to be used on would be matte/flat paint & vinyl.)

    They are not going to work as well as one of our dedicated wheels cleaners, but if the wheels only get mild to moderately dirty & it is working for you, by all means. Regarding leaving on for 5 to 10 minutes, would just be careful to not allow soap or water to dry on wheel..you would definitely not want to leave a wheel cleaner on for 5 or 10 minutes.
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    Re: Ultimate Wash & Wax Question

    Thank you Nick

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