- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- ASIN: B004M3F56U
- Item model number: T463
Turtle Wax Ice Wheel and Tire Cleaner is a three-in-1 formula. Concentrated cleaners cut by means of brake dust, road grime, dirt and oil leaving a wealthy black appearance. Polymer additives deliver a protective barrier against brake dust construct-up and make future cleaning less difficult. Direct spray pattern applies product to wheels and tires, not to body panels or other sensitive finishes. Turtle Wax Ice Wheel and Tire Cleaner is speedy and very easy to use. No scrubbing – Just spray on and rinse away.
- 3-in-1 wheel and tire cleaner
- Concentrated cleaners cut by way of brake dust, road grime, dirt and oil
- Polymer additives give a barrier against brake dust make-up
- No mess - product sprays directly onto wheels and tires, not body panels
- No scrubbing ? Just spray on and rinse away
Summary: Excellent product that works when used as directed. Buy it.
Okay, some background first:
I have a 2008 Extended cab F150 that I bought new.
If you are into detailing your vehicles then you probably already know that Ford has chosen to keep cost down by using the absolute worst brake pads in the history of mankind where dusting is concerned. These pads shed brake dust like there is no tomorrow. Look around next time you are out and about. Look for the Fords and then look at their front wheels. 9 of 10 will be filthy almost rusted looking.
A regular car wash is not going to get brake dust off. It is hot as blazes when it is generated and the wheel is hot too so it more or less gets glued on to the surface while driving. I think that brake dust can be the hardest part of detailing a car. The front wheels will be the worst but the back wheels are not spared some dust either. Just doing the wheels will add an hour to your detail job if they haven't been cleaned in a long time (and you drive a Ford).
You can buy low dusting brake pads and do away with a lot of the problem. I haven't yet but when I have to replace these factory pads I will.
The wheels hadn't been touched in 6+ months. They looked truly horrible. The last produce I'd used was Black Magic's Titanium Wheel Cleaner. It just wasn't up to the task and it took a lot of time and effort to get the brake dust off and I still didn't get all of it in spots that were not hard to get to. The harder spots, where I couldn't bring the brush I was using to bear didn't look any better afterwards than before. Let me also say that I am a big fan of Meguire's products and I'd tried theirs first, back in 2008, and it just wasn't up to the job. They are still the first company I turn to for car care though.
So, a couple of days ago, after months and months of neglect, I decided to clean up the truck.
Off to the local WM I went. This was there at about the same price as Amazon. I did not look around on Amazon first as I wanted something right now not a few days from now.
I've had some experience with the ICE line of products with Turtle Wax T485 ICE Total Interior Care - and I was very impressed with it. The interior smells good and looks great. I recommend that stuff too, but I will get the spray type when I buy it again. The liquid tends to literally shoot out of the bottle even with a gentle squeeze so watch out for that if you get the liquid in the link.
I got the T463 with some trepidation. I hadn't had very good luck with wheel cleaners so far (this is the 4th I'd tried since 2008) but I was hopeful because the ICE interior product was excellent.
Wow I sprayed it on generously and waited the prescribed time, giving it more than it needed, then sprayed a bit more on and went to town with my brush. Wow! I couldn't believe it when I rinsed it off. The wheel went from looking junk yard to shiny and new. My brush is fairly large so I couldn't get in to some spots but everywhere I could use elbow grease looked great. I did use a stiffer brush for some of the hardest stuck on gunk and it rinsed away too.
There are some spots that are still dirty but I don't blame T463 for that. I didn't have the right sized brush to reach those areas and after 6+ months of being baked on, well, that borders on abuse and not something to hang a cleaner product with complaints.
As I worked around the truck the wheels and tires dried so that when I came back to the first one I was again impressed. This product's description says it leaves a protective coating for easy cleanup with regular use and it is true. The wheel was shiny.
In fact, the next morning I was looking out the kitchen window and the sun was shining on my front left wheel and it blazed in the sunlight. Wow.
So, I recommend this highly and congratulate Turtle Wax on creating such a useful and affordable product.
This is a six star product. It cleans the tire rubber like nothing I've ever seen and the brake dust on the wheels comes right off. If you use a tire shine product, clean the tires with this first and the shine will go on easier and last longer. If you are considering Girot Garage's wheel cleaner, this does a better job and you can pick it up at any Walmart.