Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My friend has recommended your Wonder Wheels Top Gloss Detailer, can you tell me what a detailer is and how I would use it?
A. Detailing products, such as Wonder Wheels Top Gloss Detailer, perfect and maintain the appearance of your vehicle after wasing. Detailers are usually spray products that you simply spray over the vehicle and then buff off. Detailing products have the advantage of offering extra gloss with minimum effort and can be used to remove water spots left from regular washing. Detailing can also be used to minimise the need for frequent washing. Wonder Wheels Top Gloss Detailer is simple to use, as described above you spray over the car exterior and buff off with a clean, dry cloth.
Q. How often should I wash my car? I usually leave it a couple of months between washes.
A. Regular washing and maintenance of your car is essential. Try to wash your car every week, taking care to clean the interior too.
Q. Does your Top Gloss Detailer contain silicone?
A. Yes our Top Gloss Detailer contains silicone for the ultimate shine.
Q. I’ve recently noticed light scratches on my car, which has metallic paintwork, which of your products would you recommend?
A. Wonder Wheels Paintwork Color Restorer is suitable for all paint finishes including metallics and pearlescents. Always make sure to test in a small, inconspicuous area first.
Q. I’ve got some of your Wonder Wheels Paintwork Color Restorer, is it safe to use on glass?
A. No, Wonder Wheels Paintwork Color Restorer isn’t suitable for application on glass or mirrors. We would advise you try our Wonder Wheels Traditional Glass Polish or Wonder Wheels 2-in-1 Clean Glass. Both are specifically formulated for glass and mirrors.
Q. I washed my car at the weekend and I’ve just noticed swirl marks are now apparent on the paintwork, how can I get rid of them?
A. Wonder Wheels Paintwork Color Restorer will help restore the original colour and lustre to vehicle paintwork, removing swirl marks, oxidation, scratches, ingrained road grime, tar spots and baked on insects. Wonder Wheels Paintwork Color Restorer helps revive the depth of shine and colour, whilst protecting and rejuvenating paintwork.
Q. Why do car care companies advise against using washing up liquid to wash your car?
A. Using household washing up liquid and detergents to clean your car can strip away wax, leaving paintwork exposed to harmful UV rays and environmental factors that can damage paintwork. Always wash your car with a good quality car shampoo, such as Wonder Wheels Super Wash & Wax. Try to polish your car every 2/3 months to preserve the paintwork.
Q. I want to clean my leather upholstery, will I be ok using soapy water?
A. Using soapy water on leather upholstery will, in time, dry out the leather and cause it to crack. Use specialist leather upholstery cleaner, such as Wonder Wheels Leather Clean & Feed. Using Wonder Wheels Leather Clean & Feed will clean all surface dirt and help nourish and condition the leather, keeping it soft and supple. It will also enhance the colour and restore the luxurious leather aroma.
Q. I have just bought a second hand car and would like to clean the interior to freshen it up, which products would you recommend I use?
A. We would recommend you start by vacuuming the inside of the car, including seats (if fabric). Use our Wonder Wheels Upholstery Shampoo to lift and remove dirt and grime. This can be used on all areas of upholstery interior trim, including roof linings. This can also be used for rapid spot stain removal. For leather seats use Wonder Wheels Leather Clean & Feed to clean, nourish and protect seats. Finish off with Wonder Wheels Odour Eliminator, \a simple yet effective spray that helps combat nasty odours and keep your interior smelling fresh for longer.
Q. I regularly take my dogs out in the car and have started to notice a damp, stale smell. My partner smokes in the car too. Can you advise anything that will mask or get rid of the smell of smoke and dog odours?
A. To combat the smell of smoke, pets and damp try Wonder Wheels Odour Eliminator. Simply spray lightly in the air of the interior of your car for a long lasting, fresh fragrance. For heavily soiled seats you may want to use Wonder Wheels Upholstery Shampoo. This will lift dirt and grime effortlessly, whilst helping combat odours such as stale smoke and pets. This too will leave a pleasant, fresh fragrance.
Q. I have just cleaned the inside of my car and noticed my children have left chocolate stains on the back seats, they’re fabric seats, can you suggest anything that will remove these?
A. Wonder Wheels Upholstery Shampoo is ideal for spot stain removal. Simply spray the product directly on to the stained area and whilst wet work in to the fabric with a sponge or soft brush. Wipe over the cleaned area with a clean, wet cloth. Allow to dry and repeat if necessary.
Q. How often do you recommend I polish my car?
A. Using a good quality polish, such as Wonder Wheels Perfection Resin Polish should protect your paintwork for up to 3-4 months. Whilst this may vary depending on the age of the car, weather etc, maintaining the car once polished should enhance and prolong the length of time the polish lasts.
Q. I purchased your Wonder Wheels Perfection Resin Polish, however when I applied it, it hazed and dried before I had chance to buff it off. Now my car has white patches on the paintwork. Can you recommend anything to remove these?
A. Yes, re-apply a small amount of polish to the affected areas and buff off whilst still wet, this should remove the dry polish. Continue polishing as normal ensuring polish is buffed off before it has dried. Make sure you work on small areas at a time to avoid the polish from drying.
Q. I’ve heard UV rays from the sun can harm and fade paintwork, is this true?
A. Yes, UV rays from the sun are the most common cause of paintwork fading. Use Wonder Wheels Paintwork Color Restorer to help restore colour if fading has already occurred. You can protect your car’s paintwork from harmful UV rays by using a good polish such as Wonder Wheels Perfection Resin Polish and then applying a sealer such as Wonder Wheels Paintwork Sealant. Using both a good polish and sealant can protect your paintwork for up to 12 months.
Q. I wash my car regularly, but often find that once it has dried large white spots are left on the glass and paintwork. How can I remove them, they are quite stubborn. What can I do to prevent them?
A. The most common cause of white marks is hard water spots. To remove these use our Wonder Wheels Perfection Resin Polish, apply working on a small section at a time and buff off to a high gloss finish. To prevent them dry the car fully after washing with a premium Microfibre Cloth, such as the Wonder Wheels Premium Microfibre Cloth. Work from the top down to the sills and ensure all the water has been removed. Any impurities from the water should be removed by doing this.
Q. I have been using Wonder Wheels Paintwork Sealant after applying Wonder Wheels Perfection Resin Polish. Could I use the sealant on it’s own?
A. Wonder Wheels Paintwork Sealant is formulated for use after paintwork has been polished. Applying Paintwork Sealant after polishing seals in the shine and protects paintwork for up to 12 months.
Q. Your Wonder Wheels Paintwork Sealant looks like water, is this normal?
A. Yes, our Wonder Wheels Paintwork Sealant is unlike competitors as it is a revolutionary formula and should be a water thin consistency
Q. Can Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner be used on alloy wheels?
A. Yes! Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner is a super alloy wheel cleaner, which is also suitable for use on lacquered wheels, painted steel wheels and plastic wheel trims. Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner is used by the professionals as it is quick, effective and delivers outstanding results.
Q. Why do wheels need to cool before applying Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner?
A. Wheels need to cool down to ensure the wheel cleaner doesn’t dry out before it’s managed to clean the wheels. This could also damage the wheel finish. Applying Universal Wheel Cleaner to cool wheels will ensure perfect results every time.
Q. My wheels are heavily soiled and haven’t been properly treated for a while, what’s the best way to clean them?
A. To clean heavily soiled wheels we would advise you first of all rinse them with clean water to remove any loose dirt or debris. Make sure wheels are cool and apply Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner. Leave the cleaner to penetrate the wheel for a couple of minutes, agitating with a brush or sponge creating a light foam. Rinse wheel with clean water and repeat if necessary. Work on one wheel at a time, rotate wheels 180° to ensure you cover the whole wheel surface. Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner is suitable for use on alloy wheels, lacquered wheels, painted steel wheels and plastic wheel trims. If you are unsure about your specific wheel type check with your manufacturer first.
Q. My car is brand new, what’s the best way to keep the wheels clean?
A. Regular maintenance of your car is essential in keeping your wheels clean. Using Wonder Wheels Super Wash & Wax regularly should prevent the build up of brake dust and grime. In the event of brake dust building up on your wheels use Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner to remove and restore wheels back to their original finish.
Q. I have used your Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner on my wheels, but want to treat my tyres with something, what do you suggest?
A. Wonder Wheels Mega Black Tyre Shine is an easy to use spray with long lasting gloss enhancers. Spray evenly on to tyre walls to nourish and revitalise tyres and trim to provide optimum shine and maximum protection that lasts. Wonder Wheels Mega Black Tyre Shine is great for combating the effects of crazing on tyre walls.
Q. Can I use Wonder Wheels Super Wash & Wax on alloy wheels?
A. Yes! Using Wonder Wheels Super Wash & Wax for regular maintenance of your alloys will be ok, to remove stubborn grime use Wonder Wheels Universal Wheel Cleaner and agitate with a brush if required.
Q. What is the difference between Wonder Wheels 2-in1 Clean Glass & Wonder Wheels Traditional Glass Polish?
A. Both Wonder Wheels 2-in-1 Clean Glass and Wonder Wheels Traditional Glass Polish can be used to clean glass and mirrors both inside and out, however the Polish can be used to rejuvenate glass and improve the appearance of light scratches. We would recommend you use Wonder Wheels 2-in-1 Clean Glass to clean windows and remove dirt and grime. Then use Wonder Wheels Traditional Glass Polish to remove stubborn or heavy marks, rejuvenate and restore windows.
Q. I have used a household window cleaner to clean my car windows but it has left them streaky, which becomes much more noticeable in the sun, can you suggest anything to remove the streaking and clean the windows?
A. We would recommend you use either Wonder Wheels 2-in-1 Clean Glass or Wonder Wheels Traditional Glass Polish. Both of these glass cleaners would be suitable for removing streaks from glass and are intended for cleaning dirt and grime from car windows. Try to clean your windows in sunlight to highlight any streaks you may have missed and avoid over application – this can be the cause of streaking! Use the Glass Polish if you have light scratches visible on the window, it will help rejuvenate and restore the glass, improving the appearance of light scratches.