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18" turbine wheel sealant recommendation?

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Can anybody on here recommend a good wheel sealant for the 18" diamond cut turbines? I'm mostly wondering as they have that satin anthracite finish, and I don't want them too shiny.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I'm a big fan of Poorboys products, does anybody have experience with their wheel sealant?

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I have been wondering the same (I have identical wheels on my Cloverleaf). I have used meguiars hot wheels and gone over them with a standard meguiars wash and wax before I do the rest of the car- (separate buckets and mitt of course!). Cleaning is real easy for following washes, and they retain the original finish well. I have read up on sealants and some like Autoglym state not to be used for dark wheels-so be careful. No real issues with brake dust etc-but maybe I need to drive faster😜. Btw, I've found I now park about 2 foot from any kerb with these wheels-everywhere. Let me know if you find a product.
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Iíve been wondering about what to use on my wheels too. A bit of reading up and the Poorboys product comes highly recommended. I did think about normal polish and wax. Apparently products specifically for wheels are made to cope with higher temperatures caused by braking etc. Iíve got multispokes on one of my Alfas that look great but are a pain to wash etc so anything that helps keep them clean will be a bonus.
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I have been wondering the same (I have identical wheels on my Cloverleaf). I have used meguiars hot wheels and gone over them with a standard meguiars wash and wax before I do the rest of the car- (separate buckets and mitt of course!). Cleaning is real easy for following washes, and they retain the original finish well. I have read up on sealants and some like Autoglym state not to be used for dark wheels-so be careful. No real issues with brake dust etc-but maybe I need to drive faster😜. Btw, I've found I now park about 2 foot from any kerb with these wheels-everywhere. Let me know if you find a product.
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Iíve been wondering about what to use on my wheels too. A bit of reading up and the Poorboys product comes highly recommended. I did think about normal polish and wax. Apparently products specifically for wheels are made to cope with higher temperatures caused by braking etc. Iíve got multispokes on one of my Alfas that look great but are a pain to wash etc so anything that helps keep them clean will be a bonus.
Hi there, both of you

I e-mailed a Poorboys importer/webshop/professional detailer in Denmark.

He said that, the Poorboys wheel sealant is fine, if you're just very thorough when applying it, because the turbine wheels satin finish isn't as smooth as normal high gloss lacquered wheels.

When applying the wheel sealant give them a thin (very thin!) layer, and then make sure to buff it off properly, after it has dried.
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Thanks for the info and advice. Will check the products out. 👍
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I used an Autoglym sealant a while back and it has been brilliant. Usually clean the car about once a month and I haven't had to use a wheel cleaner since - brake dust and grime comes straight off. Well worth doing.
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Iíve just done my wheels with Autoglym sealant... purely out of laziness; spray on AG or apply Poorboys by hand to multispokes. Iíve heard nothing but good things about AG. Will report back once I see how I get on.
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425 mile round trip to Beaulieu at the weekend... the AG wheel sealant was dead easy to apply, just spray on, leave to dry and wipe off any excess. The can says a good hour or two drying but I left it overnight. Two mins per wheel to buff off the excess and they looked good. And they still look good. Iím not sure if that is because I havenít done enough braking (had the current Mrs Nelly in the car so no spirited driving/gear changing when the engine red lined/last minute braking) or because the AG keeps the dirt off. Early days but Iím impressed so far.

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