Trix Engine Wheel Cleaner

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Herc Driver, May 26, 2006.

  1. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Don't know much about these so I'll ask here...Do you guys use these engine wheel cleaners? My LHS just got a Trix engine wheel cleaner in but I didn't know how necessary/useful they are. Opinions???
  2. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    I don't think I've seen these. Do you have a link?
  3. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member link...I've seen them advertised and even on the latest MRR Dream-Plan-Build video where they basically said you can get the same cleaning with rubbing alcohol and a cotton (lint free) cloth. The person who wrote the article mention not liking these types of metal cleaners because they introduce tiny scratches on the rails and wheels which allow dirt and grime a place to stick. But, like everything else there's always two or more sides to every story, so I was wondering if anyone on the forum had any experiences using a metal bristle cleaner like this one.
  4. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    If it is like a divided bristle brush, yes I have one and use it. Like they say, it can cause scratches on the wheels that pick up more gunk, An engine that has heavily gunked wheels, I use it to get the heavy stuff off until I get to the metal. Then change to alky or whatever before it scratches.

  5. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    i also have one of the divieded brass brushes have used it to clean used locos i buy never had a scratching problem with it .
  6. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it.

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