A deep-cleansing alloy wheel cleaner / shampoo for your most precious alloy wheels, Revolution Wheel Soap is a powerful cleaner suitable for any wheel type, and especially suited to those with the more sensitive finishes such as chrome, bare metal and anodised surfaces. As well as being able to safely tackle harsh contaminants like brake dust and road films on common painted, powdercoated and lacquered wheels, Revolution is the ideal product for deep-cleaning valuable split rims and other specialist wheels.
Formulated without resorting to the use of strong acidic or alkaline bases, this dilute-to-suit product which creates a thick, pH neutral solution capable of breaking down, lifting, lubricating and encapsulating the sharp particulates found in road films and brake dust, allowing them to be safely rinsed away without scratching, impairing surfaces or stripping previously-applied protection layers. In fact, Revolution actively prolongs the life of all wheel sealants, waxes and ceramic coatings.
Vehicle wheels are perfectly situated to make contact with some of the harshest soiling and the highest concentration of contaminants found on the road. To successfully rid surfaces of heavy particulates and grime, combatting the onset of early corrosion, routine cleaning with a deep-cleansing solution is the most effective course of action. Strong acid or alkaline based cleaning agents, while capable of removing heavy soiling, can cause serious degradation in lacquer and powdercoat layers when used on a regular basis, for specialist finishes that are even less durable, these shouldn’t be used at any time. These kind of intrusive chemical cleaners can lead to corrosion, etching, staining, damage to specialist finishes and possible metal impairment, eventually leading to structural failure.
Instead of harsh chemicals at either end of the pH scale, Revolution is a pH neutral aqueous cleaning agent which is made up of a specially selected blend of degreasers and deep cleansers in the form of advanced surface active agents (surfactants). By using a blend of high-foaming anionic surfactants (cleaning agents) to lift and encapsulate organic particulate soils, and non-ionic surfactants (degreasing agents) to emulsify oil-based contamination into the solution, Revolution is able to quickly remove contamination while remaining kind to all surfaces.
These specially-selected surfactants are classed as ‘polar’ molecules which attract water at one end and grime at the other. Using this mechanism, they are able to latch onto heavy dirt particles, along with fats, grease and oils, actively pulling them from surfaces, surrounding them and effectively suspending them in the solution. Once safely extracted and encapsulated, the contamination cannot to return to surfaces and can be easily rinsed away. Revolution contains significantly more of these surfactant molecules than regular car shampoo, making advanced deep-cleansing wash particularly suited to removing the kind of corrosive and heavy particulate contamination commonly found on wheels. Learn more about the science of surfactants in our article - All Car Cleaning Products Explained.
Revolution is supplied as an ultra-concentrated, dilute-to-suit solution designed to added to a Detailing Bucket of clean water, this means that the advisory 2-3 capfuls can be adapted to cater for your specific level of soiling. The resulting Revolution solution, is a thick, lingering shampoo which should be applied liberally and agitated using suitable scratch-free brushes - such as our Barrel Brush, Wonder Wools or Hog Hair Brushes. Agitation of this product isn’t solely to scrub away contaminants through mechanical cleaning, but to ensure that the solution is worked into all areas, and that any spent product (shampoo already encapsulating particulates and grease) is moved away allowing the area to be replenished with fresh solution to work on any remaining contamination.
While Revolution is gentle enough for use on every regular detail, making it particularly ideal for maintenance washes, this product is also suitable for use as an extra cleaner and lubricant to offer more power when brushing-in other cleaning and decontamination agents, including Imperial Wheel Cleaner, Iron Out Contaminant Remover and Reactive Wheel Cleaner. Once these products are liberally applied, simply brush Revolution into all surfaces as normal. For the full wheel cleaning process, and for advice on a multitude of wheel types and finishes, check out our full wheel cleaning guide – The Definitive Guide To Cleaning Alloy Wheels
Along with our our standard 500ml bottles Revolution Wheel Soap is also available in trade size 5-Litre containers. Our entire range of wheel cleaners and brushes can be found here in our Wheels Category.