3D Yellow Degreaser is a powerful but also very safe cleaner and degreaser for all wheels, tires, and the wheel well area. Non-toxic and acid-free, this degreaser can be safely used to clean any surface in the wheel area. Dissolves and breaks the bond between oily brake dust and your car’s rims. Excels at the more difficult cleaning jobs including removing older, previously applied greasy, silicone-based tire dressings.
What is it? - Heavy-duty degreaser for cleaning and degreasing.
What does it do? - Safely cleans just about any surface and/or area of your car.
When do you use it? - Anytime you have really dirty, greasy and/or grimy areas to clean.
Why use 3D Yellow Degreaser over other options? - There are a lot of degreasers on the market but many of them use ingredients that while they clean well, they are not safe for the environment or even for humans. 3D’s Research & Development Team formulates all 3D’s products to be the best performing products in their category while also ensuring the are safe for both the environment and for our customers, both professionals and enthusiasts.
- Non-acid heavy-duty cleaner/degreaser
- Cleans wheels, tires, and wheel well areas
- Excels at cleaning rubber sidewalls
- Removed previously applied tire dressing
- Cleans and brightens white walls and lettering
- Safe for all wheel types including: Chrome, Coated aluminum, Polished aluminum, Painted included clear coated paint, Plastic wheel covers, Stainless Steel wheel covers, Wire wheels
IMPORTANT: Always work on a cool surface in the shade.
Step 1: Spray area to be cleaned with a strong blast of water to first remove any loose dirt and/or debris.
Step 2: Spray the area to be cleaned starting at the bottom and using a fanning motion from side-to-side. Spray enough product to wet the surface with the 3D Yellow Degreaser.
Step 3: Allow the degreaser 45 seconds to 1 minute to penetrate and go to work breaking-up and emulsifying any dirt, grease, road tar, brake dust and/or traffic film.
Step 4: Agitate the area with a nylon bristle brush.
Step 5: Thoroughly rinse area with a strong blast of water.
For extremely soiled areas – repeat steps. Never let degreaser dry on surface.
For Engine compartment
Step 1: Blow-out any leaves, sticks, pine needles, dead bugs, etc., with air.
Step 2: Tape-off and cover any electronic components that are sensitive to water. Tape-off and cover any areas or components that should not be sprayed with water. Cover and protect any fresh air intake openings to prevent water from getting into these areas.
Step 3: If cleaning the inside of the hood, start with this area first. Only work on painted surfaces and hard plastic surfaces. Do not wet or scrub heat mats or sound deadening mats attached to the underside of the hood as this material is fragile and tears easy.
Spray 3D Yellow Degreaser onto painted and hard plastic surfaces. Allow to dwell for 30 to 45 seconds. Agitate with a soft bristle brush. Immediately spray only the painted and hard plastic surfaces with a gentle spray of water. If you water sprayer has a SHOWER setting, use this.
Step 4: Divide engine compartment into natural areas or sections. Spray 3D Yellow Degreaser to one section or area at a time and agitate with the appropriate brush. Using the SHOWER setting (low volume, wide spray pattern), rinse this area. Do not blast any electrical components with water. Move to the next area or section and repeat this process.
Step 5: After you have cleaned and rinsed the entire engine compartment, give the engine compartment a final rinse using the SHOWER setting on you water sprayer.
Step 6: Blow out the engine compartment using compressed air, a leaf blower or a handheld vacuum like the Metrovac SideKick. Using a utility towel, wipe down engine compartment to remove any standing water on any visible surfaces and/or components.
Step 7: Remove any tape or coverings and the blow these areas out. Remove anything covering or blocking water from getting into fresh air intake for fuel system.
Step 8: With everything removed, start engine and run for 10-15 minutes. Running the motor will warm up the engine and evaporate off any standing water you could not reach with blown air or by wiping.
Step 9: Wipe painted areas of the engine compartment with 3D BEAD IT UP or 3D Final Touch.
For vinyl and rubber surfaces inside the engine compartment, use 3D Trim Care Protectant, 3D LVP Conditioner, or 3D Instant Shine to restore a factory new appearance. Simply spray-on or apply using a foam or microfiber applicator pad and then remove any excess.
Professional Technique Tip
After applying any products to the engine compartment, it’s always a good idea to start and run the engine for another 10 to 16 minutes. If any spray detailer, or vinyl dressing, etc., drips down to lower areas on the engine that you cannot see or reach, running the engine will evaporate these residues so when the owner picks up their car and drives it home, there will be no residual odors.
Real-world Example – Cleaning the chrome wheels and tires on a 1964 Chevy Impala SS
Mike Phillips recently detailed a 1964 Impala SS, which included getting the wheels and tires ready for display when this car attends local car shows and cruise-ins. (See photos above)
These are brand new Cooper Cobra Radial GT tires and since being mounted and balanced, the good news there’s been no dressing applied to the tires. Even though there’s been no tire dressing applied, the tires were dull and lifeless looking. He’ll fix this later with a tire dressing but first things first, Mike needed to get the tires scrubbed clean.
Mike first sprayed 3D Yellow Degreaser directly onto the tire sidewall. Then he agitated the degreaser with a tire cleaning brush.
To get tires really clean, consider machine scrubbing. As long as you use a cordless tool, not only is it completely safe, but it’s also more effective than working by hand.
Next rinse the tire sidewall thoroughly with a strong blast of water. Here’s the tires after washing and drying the car. Perfectly clean and ready for the next step.