Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner Review

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner Review

Valet Pro is a name that has been around a long time in the detailing world. They are a UK company who set up back in 2005 and have been supplying products that are designed to make car cleaning easier and quicker and are known for offering great value effective products for all aspects of valeting and detailing. Admittedly, I have not used many of their products in the past but always intended to try some out.

I was recently in need of some new wheel cleaner when I spotted a good deal on Valet Pro’s “Bilberry Wheel Cleaner”.

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel cleaner review

I was specifically on the hunt for a wheel cleaner that was acid-free and as safe as possible to use on all parts of my alloy wheels. I was also looking out for something that could be potentially diluted with water, which would mean it would give me a lot more product for my money.

I tend not to let brake dust and dirt build-up on the TTRS So I didn’t really need something too aggressive, and only needed a product to help with my weekly maintenance wash. When I read that Valet Pro Bilberry wheel cleaner can be diluted up to 1:10 and still be effective, I was absolutely sold on trying it out.

So let’s take a look

What is Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner?

The Valet PRO Bilberry Wheel Cleaner has quite a following amongst car detailers, valeters, and car cleaning enthusiasts. Go on most detailing forums and it is widely talked about as being one of the best and easiest-to-use wheel cleaners around.

It is claimed to be a powerful, yet acidic free wheel cleaner that’s formulated to safely and effectively remove the most stubborn of soiling and baked on brake dust and because it is acid-free it can be used on all kinds of wheel finishes including clear-coated, painted, powder-coated and even chrome.

It is biodegradable and contains anti-static properties which help to I initially repel dirt and contaminants after cleaning.

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner Review

As I said previously, I tend not to let a lot of dirt and dust build-up on my wheels, so to really put it to the test and see how good it is, I decided to try it on my father’s car first – as it really suffers from excessive brake dust and dirt build up on his alloy wheels.

He had tried to remove this by washing alone, but with no luck.

I had every faith that this wheel cleaner would be effective on my lightly soiled wheels, So It was time to put Bilberry wheel cleaner to the test on his car!

It was hard to pick it up on some of the pictures but below will give you a small idea how they looked before I started. This stuff was really bonded on hard to the wheel.

valet pro bilberry wheel cleaner review

Valet Pro Bilberry wheel cleaner review


How to use Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner?

Using a wheel cleaner is pretty straight forward and it is no different for the Bilberry wheel cleaner. You just need to spray it on the wheels and leave the product dwell for about 5 minutes.

You can then agitate the cleaner on the wheel with a wheel brush if needed.

valet pro bilberry wheel cleaner review

The only difference with Billberry is that you have the option to dilute the solution first. ( This will make the product weaker, but give you much more of the product to use in the long run ).

In this case, I wanted the strongest possible clean from the product, so I used it undiluted on the wheels.

However, if you were going to dilute the product I would recommend the following

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner Dilution Ratios

  • For Heavily Soiled Wheels – Use neat ( undiluted )

  • For Medium Soiled Wheels – Use between 1:3 and 1:5 dilution ratio

  • For Lightly Soiled Wheels – Use between 1:6 and 1:8 dilution ratio


I am currently using the lightly soiled dilution ratio on the TTRS for my maintenance wash and it is working just fine.

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner Review

Once I had left the wheel cleaner dwell for 5 minutes and pressure washed them, there was no doubt that the Bilberry wheel cleaner did a pretty good job of removing the majority of the baked-on brake dust and dirt on the wheels. Here are some of the after pictures

bilberry wheel cleaner review

Bilberry wheel cleaner review

I was pretty impressed at how well it was able to remove some of the contaminants. Bear in mind that it was impossible to remove with washing alone, it was just too stubborn to shift it.

Admittedly the Bilberry wheel cleaner was not able to remove the build-up of dirt 100% on the first go.

This is the trade-off of using an acid-free wheel cleaner, as it will tend not to have as strong as an action on the dirt ( but the trade-off is that it is much safer on your wheels)

In cases like above, it is probably a good idea to use something strong on the first initial decontamination of the wheels which will make them much easier to clean on maintenance washes – this is where something like Bilberry wheel cleaner would come into play.

However, I’m sure the same result would probably be possible with another 1 or 2 applications of Bilberry. ( i only used one in this case for the test )

All in all, I am finding Bilberry great for the maintenance washes on my own wheels.

One point to note is that Bilberry wheel cleaner will not remove tar spots, so it is best used in conjunction with something like Iron X or Iron Out for best results.

  • Price 9/10 ( Very good considering it can be diluted )

  • Cleaning Power 6/10

  • Ease of Application 7/10

  • Overall Score 7.5/10

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Until Next time,

Happy Detailing

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About the Author – Darren O Hara

Darren is the founder of the DriveDetailed blog and is a keen detailing enthusiast living in the rainy south of Ireland. When he is not cleaning his car he is always researching ways he can improve his techniques and enjoys testing out out new products.

Darren currently drives an Audi TTRS and is a big fan of performance cars.

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