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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Jine, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Jine
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    [Oct 18, 2010]
    Hey People,

    I have just bought some new wheels and am looking for some non acidic wheels cleaner. Do you guys have any recommendations??

    I have previously been using Autoglym clean wheels.

    pls help.
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    [Oct 18, 2010]
    Cheers fella,

    I'll give it blast over the comin week. Can you also recommend a wheel wax too??
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    [Oct 18, 2010]
    Merr Wheel Wax which is roughly £8 and available from Halfords etc or I would try (especially for new wheels) Swissvax Autobahn wheel wax which is £25-30 and available online.
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    [Oct 18, 2010]
    Poorboys Wheel Sealant is excellent
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    Another thumbs up for Bilberry and Poorboys. However, once the wheels are sealed with Poorboys, you will only need warm soapy water (correct me if I am wrong gents).

    Mine are currently protected by FK1000p and the dust/dirt just slides off the wheel face.

    John/Jim - I've heard a few good things about the Planet Polish sealent - any reviews from your end/s?

    Wheel Seal+Shine: 250ml [PP0007] - £8.49 : Planet Polish, A World of Difference
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    Surely thats a typo John, '20' minutes? Do you mean 2 minutes?


    As above, once the new wheels are fully cleaned and cleansed, really (unless you've left them for prolonged periods without cleaning...) you shouldn't need anything more than your soapy shampoo mix. I used Megs' Hyper-Wash for the weekly wash on the wheels.

    Never heard of the PP sealant JD? Heard of Planet Polish, just yet to discover their range. Interested to hear more..
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    Nope, 20 minutes. It's excellent, you just leave it to work while you do other tasks.

    (Actually just checked our own How To Use and the recommended dwell time is 1 to 2 hours.)
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    Bilberry all the way!

    My favorite Wheel sealing combo is:
    - Chemical Guys EZ Cream Glaze
    - Chemical Guys Jetseal 109
    - Swissvax Autobahn

    Lasts forever
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    [Oct 19, 2010]
    Another for Billberry! Cheap and does an excellent job.

    G
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    Just a little chatter about it on Cliosport. Not sure if there have been any reviews... will have a search chap!
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    Couple of quotes from DW, Jim;

    "I have used most wheel sealants as well as the common durable waxes and sealants on my wheels and none have added so much gloss to the finish of the wheels as Planet Polish Wheel Seal & Shine. I bought it on impulse after seeing rave reviews and it is something that I think needs to be experienced. I am always skeptical about any purported increases in gloss in an LSP which only added to my surprise because WS+S added a tangible amount of gloss on my polished and prepped wheels. Durability is around 4 months or more as well."

    Wheel Seal & Shine - Detailing World
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    [Oct 19, 2010]
    To me it all depends if your abit lazy and dont want to have to reseal your wheels every 3 months or so if that is the case then Gtechniq C5 or nanolex sealant for the wheels for me, the planet polish one is very good but you are looking to reapply every 3-4 months.

    As john has said R222 Gel cleaner is a very good product and nothing wrong with billberry either though with sealed wheels shampoo and power washer should be enough to get them clean again
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    [Oct 19, 2010]
    Heard excellent things about C5 and from my experience with C4, it is on my list...!
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    [Oct 23, 2010]
    poorboys or chemical guys gets my vote for ease of use
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