AMMO Plum Wheel Cleaner

Wheel cleaners have been around forever (it feels like). Hydrofluoric acids to color changing sodium thioglycolates. What makes one better than the other is hard to say without knowing the exact issue, material, and age of each wheel. Wheel acids are amazing at their job, but if used incorrectly can permanently damage your wheels. Much the same as a scalpel in the hands of a seasoned surgeon can be equivalent to artistry, but in the hands of a novice can be quite bloody. What does all this have to do with Plum? I’ve removed the heavy acids for safety and ease of use and replaced it with alkaline cleaners. I removed the color changing aspect because as I’ve come to learn more…it was more for show then for go. However, Plum is still purple because it’s called plum. Purple. Plum. Get it? It also smells amazing. Aside from the history lesson, Plum is designed for the driver in his driveway after a drive. It’s incredibly effective alkaline, much safer to you and your rims by encapsulating the brake dust and agitating it away from the surface, unlike acids that eat the brake dust metal but sometimes your metal wheels too. If Plum and Brute can’t get your wheels clean with a bit of elbow grease, find a professional with experience using strong acids, neutralizers and who has all the proper safety equipment and tools to capture acids.

NOTES: What does acid do. It eats metal. Brake dust is iron oxide = metal. Bird poo is also acid but it eats your paint. Acids work great on uncoated wheels, but over 90% of rims are painted. So you are not dealing with bare metal..its paint. Surfactant which encapulaslates the brake dust to pop it out of the paint to rinse it away safely without further damage to the clear coat. If you have an acid and left it on there it will continue to eat without nutrializing. Surfactant = separate vs Acid = eating. Creates a bubble. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Marco Cobos

Will get again

Mark Warner

The best wheel cleaner bar none. It takes dirt and brake dust off with very little scrubbing.
Great Product

Jay Kuykendall

Like most just about every other Ammo product, I have used tons of other wheel cleaners but keep coming back to Plum. Sure, there are some that I can get a gallon of and dilute it, but if I’m already using Brute, Foam, Boost, Hydrate and Skin on every customer detail I perform, I may as well use Plum and know it’s just going to work. And it smells great (like virtually every Ammo product), especially for a wheel cleaner!

Incredible wheel cleaner

The Ammo Plum Wheel Cleaner is by far the best wheel cleaner I've ever used. Brake dust, that my pressure washer doesn't phase, is washed away in seconds. The pre-rinse is important and it is crucial that it is not allowed to dry on the rims. Work fast. Don't soak the entire wheel at once, rather put on a couple sprays and go to town and quickly rinse.
I will not be using any other wheel cleaners. I'm all plum baby!

Bruce Gibson
Plum wheel cleaner

This wheel cleaner is effective - best product of its type I’ve used to date. Not the cheapest out there but value for money as it is not necessary to use a lot of the product for good results.