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Wheel polish/ protection

Tj 0785 Mar 22, 2020

  1. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Registered User Bronze Supporter Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    EFC860FC-DAB2-469E-BA6B-982C536EC8B7.jpeg E01F6661-8DBF-46A4-8881-93F4FA9B0C67.jpeg What’s the best wheel polish / protection, I have a new set off wheels fresh out of the box and would like to keep them looking shiny and new already have water marks on them ideally something that I can use on my aluminium wing mirrors aswell
     
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  3. tcardio

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    I really don't think most people know how much work you put into that whip of yours. I hope it all works out. It will be amazing. i use carpro dlux and then use a sacrificial layer of wax/sealant in between coatings. I don't have the HP you do but I think my engine bay is still pretty
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  4. Adam14

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    Longest lasting would surely be ceramic coating? I've used carbon collective platinum wheels on my summer alloys.
    Will do same in my winters when they come off.

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    nice tidy engine bay that hopefully mine looks half as Clean. It’s has been a look of work but still plenty to go which I enjoy , only just getting started on it can’t believe it’s been over 3 years since I drove the thing
     
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    I have a ceramic on my winter and summer wheels. C5 on the summer stock set and for the winters I tried carpro cquk 3.0 with a couple of layers of the gliss topper. I used 2 coats of cquk and 2 of gliss on the winters and they've held up really well, not quite toucheless wash, but nearly. Very easy to apply both. The C5 was almost done after a year with just one coat. I usually squirt a bit of wet coat or equivalent around them once a month as well.
    Forensic detail did a video comparing sealants to ceramics. Ceramics fared much better. I'll see if I can post link below...
     
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    Here you go:

     
  8. CHEZ

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    That's because that pink stuff he is using is absolute bobbins.
    I have used it and was very unimpressed
    Tbf poorboys wheel sealant is probably the worst stuff out there to seal your wheels.
    Other than ceramic, which ain't a wax, use a good durable wax instead like colinite 845.
    Lasts forever and does work. (Well a long time) and will need doing again, unlike ceramic which is on for waaayyyy longer..
    A quick blast with a hose on freshly waxed rims, and the muck just disappears.
    It's horses for courses really.
     
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    Love collinite 845 it's amazing stuff

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    Is it easy to apply? Want to use it on these before I put them on the car.

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  11. Adam14

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    I was an absolute novice with it and found it really easy!
    Give wheels a good clean, I then de-tarred and used fallout remover. Good rinse and dry.

    You can polish (I did a quick hand polish). Wipe down with IPA. Then a couple of drops on a cotton pad and wipe it over the surface of the wheel. Buff off.

    Carbon collective have a YouTube video on how to apply it which I followed but theirs starts from a clean wheel.

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  13. RS3 S.

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    My alloys just get coated with regular body wax & sprayed with ''aqua seal'' every other wash. Easy to clean & loads of beading. I've tried the wax for alloys & the ''special wheel wash'' soaps,in my book no better than the regular stuff. At the end of the day regular washing is the key to keeping alloys looking their best.
     
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    My wheels have all been off this week , cleaned in and out then coated with autoglym super resin polish followed by poor boys wheel wax

    didn’t like the wheel wax , it is the worst poorboys product that I have ever used so won’t be using it again

    as the car isn’t going anywhere for at least the next couple of weeks I’ll apply another cost of something , probably one of the detailer sprays that I have

    whilst cleaning them it is apparent that the garage I got the car from did a pretty bad refurb on them , so once the bonus starts rolling in from work again they will be getting a proper refurb and colour change
     
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