Rim cleaner

  • Manufacturer: Ballistol
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    Delivery time 1 - 3 days inside Germany (further)
    • for deliveries abroad to the EU, Switzerland (CH) or Luxembourg (LU) within 3 - 5 days
    • for all other foreign deliveries within 7 - 14 days
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Sliding-scale prices: from 12,83 EUR to 48,67 EUR
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    • 750 ml hand-atomizer
    • 13,95 EUR*
      (Groundprice: 18,60 EUR pro Liter)
    • Product No.: 25085 / EAN: 4017777250855
    • 5 liter canister
    • 49,95 EUR*
      (Groundprice: 9,99 EUR pro Liter)
    • Product No.: 25438 / EAN: 4017777250855
*incl. 19% Tax excl. Shipping costs
Rim cleaner

Ballistol rim cleaner for brilliant results – cleaning rims made easy

Effective and gentle – the Ballistol rim cleaner

Give your rims the ultimate shine with the Ballistol rim cleaner. This powerful gel cleaner with an innovative effectiveness indicator shows you when the maximum cleaning power has been reached by changing color. Thanks to the tested material compatibility, it is ideal for all types of rims and can even be used with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The rim cleaner effortlessly removes stubborn dirt such as brake abrasion, rubber residue, oil, organic residues and even light rust. Experience a new dimension in rim care – simple, effective and gentle. Make sure you're a real eye-catcher on the road.

Areas of application – which rims is the cleaner suitable for?

The rim cleaner is a true all-rounder and is ideal for all types of rims. Regardless of whether you have steel rims, aluminum rims, chrome rims, high-gloss polished, matte or painted rims, this cleaner always ensures a brilliant shine and thorough cleanliness. The formula is acid-free and gentle on materials and free of nanoparticles. You can also use it on multi-part rims without hesitation. In addition, it is compatible with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and does not attack rubber or painted surfaces, making it an indispensable helper for comprehensive rim care.

Advantages of the Ballistol rim cleaner

The rim cleaner offers a variety of advantages that make your rim care easier and better:

  • Color indicator for cleaning performance: The innovative color indicator shows you exactly when the cleaner has developed its full effect and can be rinsed off by turning purple.
  • Damage-free formulation: Thanks to its special, acid-free composition, the product is safe for all types of rims, materials and adjacent surfaces.
  • Efficiency and speed: The gel cleaner foams up when sprayed. The oxygen added in this way increases the cleaning performance even further. It then cleans automatically, quickly and effectively, so that you achieve brilliant results in no time.
  • Acid-free and biodegradable: The acid-free formula is gentle on your rims and biodegradable.

With this rim cleaner you are making the best choice for gentle and effective rim care.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is the Ballistol rim cleaner suitable for all types of rims?

Yes, it is suitable for all types of rims such as steel, aluminum, chrome rims, high-gloss polished and matt rims.

How does the color indicator work?

The color indicator shows the cleaning process by changing color during use. As soon as the cleaner turns purple, cleaning is complete and it can be rinsed off.

Is the cleaner safe for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)?

Yes, the Ballistol rim cleaner is compatible with TPMS and does not attack rubber or painted surfaces.

Does the rim cleaner contain acid?

The cleaner is acid-free. With a pH value of 5.5, it is slightly acidic – the value is between milk / mineral water (pH value 6) and beer (pH value 5). A strong acid is not necessary for this cleaning task and also poses a risk to the material. With acidic cleaners, depending on the product, you only have a few seconds of exposure time. If you miss the time, there is a risk to the rims and other materials.

Is the rim cleaner alkaline?

No, alkalis are unsuitable for most deposits in this area. Thanks to the special combination of cleaning-active substances, the slightly acidic cleaner is perfectly tailored to safe and at the same time thorough rim cleaning.

How quickly does the rim cleaner work?

It works quickly and efficiently, so that you get clean and shiny rims in no time. You also don't get stressed because you have to measure the seconds, as with highly acidic cleaners. After a short time, you will see the color change. And you can then rinse at your normal working pace.

Can the cleaner also be used on stubborn dirt?

Yes, the rim cleaner is also very effective on stubborn dirt such as brake dust and old road grime. You can also use a rim brush or high-pressure cleaner to help.

Cleaning rims – this is how it's done quickly and thoroughly in just two steps

Preparation: for optimal use of the Ballistol rim cleaner, it's best to have the following utensils ready:

  • Ballistol rim cleaner
  • Water hose or high-pressure cleaner
  • Rim brush and sponge
  • Bucket of water
  • Gloves

If present, first remove coarse and loose dirt.

  1. Spray on rim cleaner
    Spray the gel cleaner generously onto the rims from a short distance (approx. 30 - 40 cm).
    Depending on the level of dirt, after 2 to 5 minutes the color will change to purple to indicate that the dirt has been removed. So let the cleaner take effect for that long.
    Note: With our cleaner, the rim does not need to be pre-wetted. However, with dry rims, make sure that the cleaner does not dry. If the rim is extremely wet, a cleaning agent may run off too quickly. The rim may be a little damp, however.
  2. Then rinse thoroughly with a powerful jet of water or a high-pressure cleaner.
    If you want to avoid water spots after cleaning, dry the rims with a microfiber cloth. Otherwise, the rim cleaning is complete.
    If the dirt is particularly stubborn, e.g. with burnt-in brake dust, you can repeat the cleaning. In such cases, use a rim brush or a microfiber cloth to help if necessary.


  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Do not allow the cleaner to dry
  • Do not apply rim cleaner in the blazing sun or on hot surfaces
  • Storage: Protect Ballistol rim cleaner from frost

Home remedies as rim cleaners

If you want to use as few cleaning agents as possible, you can also try to remove the dirt from the rims with a lot of scrubbing and water. However, if you start using other agents, you should know a little about them. Oven spray or toilet cleaner, for example, are often discussed. These are usually aggressive acids that were formulated for other applications and can cause damage. Toothpaste does not contain any cleaning agents that can remove brake dust or dried road dirt. It is more about scrubbing – and you don't need toothpaste for that. Depending on the type, toothpaste is also an abrasive. This can make high-gloss rims look duller or scratch them in places.

Cleaning rims with color indicator.


Ingredients according to the Detergents Regulation (EC) No. 648/2004. Order of ingredients in descending order of ingredient quantity.

  • Aqua
  • Sodium thioglycolate
  • Alkyl polyglucoside
  • Phosphonate
  • Calcium complexing agent
  • Propylene glycol
  • Sulfonated multipolymer
  • Methylglycinediacetic acid trisodium salt
  • Xanthum gum
  • 2-phenoxyethanol

Available sizes

  • 750 ml in a hand sprayer
  • 5 l in a canister

Data sheets

Technical characteristics

  • Appearance: viscous, orange
  • Odour: product-specific
  • pH-value: 5,5
  • Relative Density: 1.11 g/cm³
  • Viscosity Kinematic: approx. 19 mm²/s
  • Solubility in Water: miscible

Kennzeichnung gemäß Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1272/2008 [CLP/GHS]

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