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Eagle One makes tire and wheel cleaning easy with its A2Z All Wheel & Tire Cleaner

Eagle One A2Z All Wheel & Tire Cleaner makes cleanup easy

Levi JansmaPhotographerKatie JansmaWriter

How many of you wash your Jeep yourself? I do, except I occasionally head over to the local brushless carwash mainly because I'm feeling tired that day or my girls don't want to sit around bored while I wash the Jeep. However, wheels and tires can be tough to clean because, well, they are closer to the road and trail than anything else and more easily pick up grease, grime, and goo. Wheels also often get coated with brake dust, which, as you know, is not fun to clean off.

After reading about Eagle One A2Z All Wheel & Tire Cleaner we were impressed by the claims, but being who we are, we are skeptical about almost everything we read or hear, until otherwise proven. With one of the 64-ounce spray bottles (23-ounce bottles are also available) of Eagle One A2Z All Wheel & Tire Cleaner in our hands, we went to work testing it

Eagle One A2Z All Wheel & Tire Cleaner uses a foaming action to remove grease, grime, and brake dust. It's an acid-free cleaner and can be used on all types of wheels and hubcaps. The label on the bottle lets you know it can be used for other things too, such as wheelwells, lower door panels, door jams, and inside fuel doors. As long as they are factory (not home spray-jobs) painted wheels, you should be able to use it on nearly anything.

We put the cleaner to a monumental test: cleaning the old 40-inch MTR's and Walker Evans Racing beadlocks on our beater J-truck. Of all our Jeeps, it is by far the crustiest. The previous owner used it as a hunting rig and didn't take care of the wheels and tires. In simple terms, they were mud-soaked and filthy. The tires weren't black; they were more of an ash color.

As with most products, you have to follow the instructions for it to work right. We grabbed our tire brush just in case, and then sprayed the product evenly on both the wheel and tire, allowing it to soak for the 30 seconds. Then we scrubbed it with the tire brush. During those 30 seconds we could see the dirt "melting" off the metal and rubber. We would say it looked like butter on warm toast, but we're not sure if food and automotive cleaner should be mentioned in the same sentence.

After scrubbing the tire, we washed it off with water and then cleaned it with a dry clean towel. For these tires and wheels, one application wasn't enough. We needed to wash, rinse, and repeat two or three times, because this set of wheels and tires had been sitting for a long time. We also used the Eagle One A2Z on the 37-inch Xtreme MT2s and ProComp Predator wheels on our JK after it had been on a mucky muddy trail and it worked extremely well on them too.

That said, we have to caution that Eagle One A2Z is a chemical compound and care should be taken when using this product. The label clearly suggests the use of eye protection and gloves in case of a skin reaction, and you would definitely not want to get this stuff in your eye, so please use this product safely.

Eagle On A2Z All Wheel & Tire Cleaner comes in 2-quart bottles with a pump-spray dispenser attachment to make application easy.

We suggest the liberal use of the tire-and-wheel cleaning foam for best results, and make sure it gets into every nook and cranny. Allow it to soak in and foam up for at least 30 seconds before washing off the tire and wheel with clean water.

As you can see from the before and after example shown here, a one-time application of the Eagle One All A2Z Wheel & Tire Cleaner made quick work of the dirt and grime coating our J-truck's rubber and rim.