P&S has created a product line of low cost, highly effective, and easy to use chemicals for both professional detailers and DIY detailers alike. P&S chemicals have quickly become one of my go-to brands at Clear Detailing. Alongside the other high-quality chemicals they’ve created, P&S Brake Buster Non-Acid Wheel Cleaner has become my favorite wheel cleaner I’ve ever tested. This product is not only extremely effective and safe but is also very low cost when paired with the IK Foam 1.5 Sprayer. During testing I tried multiple dilution ratios but found using Brake Buster at a 1:5 dilution ratio provides the best results for my application. Brake Buster is safe on all wheel surfaces, which is absolutely critical when working on all different types of vehicles. It safely removes not only brake dust, but also oil, dirt, grime, and light corrosion from both wheels and tires. The process of using this cleaner is very easy yet very effective.
This 2013 Mini JCW GP is my personal weekend driver and creates more brake dust than almost any other car I’ve ever seen. The GPs are fitted with 6-Piston Brembos from the factory and after just 100 miles of lightly spirited driving, these wheels are absolutely covered in brake dust. I figured these wheels would put up a good fight against Brake Buster.
I tested Brake Buster on a cool dry wheel using the IK Foam 1.5 Sprayer with 35 total ounces of liquid at a 1:5 dilution of Brake Buster to water. The IK Sprayer created a thick white foam that clings to every nook and cranny on the wheel, calipers, hubs, and tires.
I left the cleaner to dwell for 1 minute. It immediately began to go to work and dissolve the caked-on brake dust, and road grime I had picked up over the last 100 miles. Brake Buster does not have a foul smell like other Iron dissolving wheel cleaners.
A minute later I began to scrub the tires with a stiff bristle brush. Brake Buster is a powerful tire cleaner that leaves the tires clean to the touch while looking supple and matte once dry. I then used my favorite wheel brushes to agitate the cleaner inside and out. I spent at most a minute to a minute and a half with various size brushes on the wheel.
Once agitated, I used a pressure washer or a strong blast of water to remove the solution. The wheels look absolutely flawless, with zero traces of brake dust. These wheels are ceramic coated, so cleaning is substantially easier. That being said, I’ve been using this cleaner on non-coated wheels with perfect results just like this.
Brake Buster is hands down my favorite wheel cleaner I’ve ever used as a professional detailer. With safe and effective cleaning power like it has, it’s hard to beat. I look forward to testing more P&S products in the future, as I have yet to be disappointed.
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