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New wheels!

Jine Oct 18, 2010

  1. Jine

    Jine Crippled n Crazy

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    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.
     
  2. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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  3. Jine

    Jine Crippled n Crazy

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    Cheers fella,

    I'll give it blast over the comin week. Can you also recommend a wheel wax too??
     
  4. CHRIS555

    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    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.
     
  5. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Poorboys Wheel Sealant is excellent
     
  6. John @ PB

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  7. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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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
     
  8. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Active Member

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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..
     
  9. John @ PB

    John @ PB Member

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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.)
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  10. Christer

    Christer Engage the beige!

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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
     
  11. Mr.G

    Mr.G Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Another for Billberry! Cheap and does an excellent job.

    G
     
  12. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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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!
     
  13. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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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
     
  14. Bespoke

    Bespoke New Member

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    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
     
  15. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Heard excellent things about C5 and from my experience with C4, it is on my list...!
     
  16. Smoothie

    Smoothie Active Member

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    poorboys or chemical guys gets my vote for ease of use
     

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