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Chemical Guys Diablo Gel Rim and Wheel Cleaner Review


Back in October when Detailed Image first started carrying Chemical Guys Wheel Diablo Gel I was given the opportunity to test this product to the fullest and now it’s a key product in my wheel care arsenal. Not only is it a great value and smell great, it works very well and is safe on all surfaces which is extremely important to me. This product contains no harmful chemicals and is completely bio-degradable. With the types of cars I’m working on day in and day out, the last thing I need to worry about is damaging any wheels. With Diablo Wheel Gel simply spray on, agitate, then rinse, and watch the brake dust and grime be washed away.

I had the perfect test car to demonstrate to you guys exactly how safe and effective this wheel gel is. The car I’m about to show you is tracked on a regular basis so you can imagine the tough grime build up throughout the wheels. Mixed at a ratio of 3:1 Diablo Wheel Gel easily cut through and left the wheels looking great with very minimal effort. This 1977 Porsche in Speed Yellow has custom painted centered spokes. You can see in the pictures where the wheels match the exterior paint. Now if this product wasn’t as safe as I am telling you, there is no way I would of used it on these wheels. Take a look below at the cleaning power and the foaming capability of  Chemical Guy’s Diablo Wheel Gel.

Chemical Guy’s Diablo Wheel Gel used on a 1977 Porsche in Speed Yellow has custom painted centered spokes

Chemical Guy’s Diablo Wheel Gel dwelling on wheels

Chemical Guy’s Diablo Wheel Gel after wheel detail

If you have any additional comments or questions, please submit them in the comment box below.

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DJ Mayo
DJ Mayo Studios
Gainesville, VA

5 comments on Chemical Guys Diablo Gel Rim and Wheel Cleaner Review

  1. Mark says:

    Thanks for the review. Is Diablo Gel effective for cleaning tires too?

  2. DJ Mayo says:

    Mark –

    For tires you will want to use something like Optimum Power Clean or Meguiar’s Super Degreaser. This will penetrate the surface and remove/loosen and oils from the tire so you have a fresh base for your dressing.

  3. daniel says:

    at a 3:1 ratio will diablo strip any wheel protection off? i have my rims sealed with rejex and it does a great job at making the cleaning of my wheels easier so i didn’t want the protection to get stripped off. i used diablo gel at 5:1 to be safe and it worked pretty well but i don’t know if it was rejex making the cleaning easy or if diablo was actually still effective at that dilution. probably a mixture of both. the cleaning power was good but i wish there was a tiny bit more so maybe a 4:1 next time depending on if it strips that sealant or not

  4. Dereck says:

    I’ve tried this on heavily soiled wheels and actually it works pretty good. I dilute a 3:1 ratio and 4 or 5:1 on heavily soiled rims. I always have another product on hand in the events of any problems. You can never go wrong with Chemical guys products. Been looking at trying their new series of rim cleaner as well.

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