1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

polished finish wheels

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ROLTYA3TURBO, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. ROLTYA3TURBO
    Offline

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jun 27, 2009]
    hi guys,i got my new wheels yesterday and there now on the car.they are 18inch rs4 in a polished face finish with grey inserts.i've never owned a set of polished alloys before and was wondering what the best product to clean it with would be?also what could i use to help protect the finish?
    thanks in advance
    :)
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 17, 2014]

  3. ROLTYA3TURBO
    Offline

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jun 27, 2009]
    anyone? :huh:
    #2
  4. Toxic
    Offline

    Toxic Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jun 27, 2009]
    persoanlly i use Meguiars Wheel brightener to clean them, Autosmart Tardis to remove tar spots. I then use any old polish to get them clean and prep'd and then use a few layers of Poorboys Wheel Sealant to protect them.
    #3
  5. A3Tom
    Offline

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,514
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Jun 28, 2009]
    Sonus Wheelbrite and poorboys is what I use ;)
    #4
  6. ROLTYA3TURBO
    Offline

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jun 30, 2009]
    i used meg's gold class shampoo for the car and wheels then dried them,polished them with meg's quick detailer come up lovely would like to protect them from brake dust tho.
    where did u get the poorboys wheel wax from tom?
    #5
  7. willnabby
    Offline

    willnabby RS-one day soon!!

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jun 30, 2009]
    #6
  8. WX51TXR
    Offline

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Jul 7, 2009]
    Sorry for the delayed reply, crazy workload at the moment and not getting on as much as usual! Okay, with polished wheels, the choice of cleaner and protectant is critical, as some products can damage polished surfaces. I'd strongly suggest a pH neutral gel for regular cleaning duties, and either Gloss It Signature Wheel Gel or Blackfire Wheel & Tyre Gel are good choices that are 100% safe for use on polished rims. When it comes to the protection, I'd suggest that Poorboys Wheel Sealant is a good choice, but that Blackfire All Metal Sealant is even better, as its designed to protect polished surfaces in high temperature situations, meaning it withstands brake dust very well! :yes:
    #7
  9. ROLTYA3TURBO
    Offline

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jul 7, 2009]
    thanks for your help guys.i was looking at the blackfire range recently as i've heard it's great for dark metallic cars which mine is and i don't think the meguirs products i have bring it out as much as it should!
    I was looking at the blackfire kit you sell at polished bliss WX51TXR would you recommend this?
    i have a dark metallic blue car?
    i will also be looking at ordering the blackfire all metal sealant you recommended for my wheels too,can you recommend a good ph neutral wheel gel?
    i'm basically looking into buying a whole new range of cleaning products for my car,if you could recommend some products i'd be most grateful :)
    dark blue metallic paint
    black bumper trims etc
    leather interior
    polished face alloy wheels
    few pics if there of any help mate
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    thanks for any help/recommendations in advance :)
    #8
  10. WX51TXR
    Offline

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Jul 21, 2009]
    Hi mate, sorry for the tardy reply, been offline for a week whilst doing a Ne Plus Ultra detail and show. On your colour paint, the Blackfire kit would look extremely good, offering a quality balance between wetness/gloss and flake pop/sharpness. For your leather I'd suggest the Raceglaze Leather Care Kit is unbeatable, while for the wheel cleaner, either Gloss It Signature Wheel Gel or Blackfire Wheel & Tyre Gel are good choices that are 100% safe for use on polished rims. Finally, for black bumper trims I'd suggest Gloss It T.R.V. Hope that helps! :icon_thumright:
    #9
  11. ROLTYA3TURBO
    Offline

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jul 21, 2009]
    nice 1 :icon_thumright: i'll give those a try,will probably be ordering from your site at the end of the week,do you offer forum discount? :moa:
    #10
  12. WX51TXR
    Offline

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    11
    [Jul 21, 2009]
    Nope, just a generic 5% off if you soend over £100 in a single transaction. This ensures a level playing field for everyone that buys from us. :sm4:
    #11
  13. ROLTYA3TURBO
    Offline

    ROLTYA3TURBO essex boy :)

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jul 21, 2009]
    ok mate, sounds fair enough i might add a few other little bits to those products anyways:)
    #12

Share This Page