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Protecting wheels protection/sealant (autoglym, alloygator, etc)

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I have some new wheels that will be going on the Brera next week, I have read a bit about alloy wheel protectors/sealants but do they actually work and are they worth doing?

If anyone has any experience using one good or bad can you let me know.

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I can see such a thing workinf against stone chips etc but not against a curbed wheel which it seems to me is the predominant mode of alloy wheel damage?
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I can see such a thing workinf against stone chips etc but not against a curbed wheel which it seems to me is the predominant mode of alloy wheel damage?
Yes agree totally never going to stop curbing, I was more thinking of making the wheels easier to clean and protecting paint/lacquer on the wheels. Almost like waxing the bodywork of a car. I have read articles and watched videos of product being applied to wheels, get them dirty. Then rinse them and their like new again implying the dirt doesn't stick. I can't quite believe this though! Just wondered if any detailing nerds had any experience
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I can see such a thing workinf against stone chips etc but not against a curbed wheel which it seems to me is the predominant mode of alloy wheel damage?
Yes agree totally never going to stop curbing, I was more thinking of making the wheels easier to clean and protecting paint/lacquer on the wheels. Almost like waxing the bodywork of a car. I have read articles and watched videos of product being applied to wheels, get them dirty. Then rinse them and their like new again implying the dirt doesn't stick. I can't quite believe this though! Just wondered if any detailing nerds had any experience <img src="https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Biggrin" class="inlineimg" />
Ah right that could be. You can easily see water bead on body work and windscreen from wax. Maybe some kind of coating with an electrostatic property combined with wax would keep dirt from sticking. Then a good drive in the rain will clean your alloy for you.

Tbh it doesbt worry me much as chances are if alloys need cleaning then so does the rest of the car haha

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Hi. I use this and think it’s great. Lasts well over a year and wheels can be gently pressure washed clean or with a wipe from a soapy sponge. http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_878.html
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