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Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

I've just had my wheels refurbed, what would be the best products to ease cleaning and keep them looking their best?

Also how often should I realistically be looking at washing them and reapplying product?

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Re: Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

Anything silicone based that repels water, salt, and road muck?:
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Re: Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

Poorboys Wheel sealant seems to be the one most recommended, I haven't tried it yet but ordered some a few days ago from here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Poorboys-Wheel...742.m153.l1262



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Re: Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

If you aren't too concerned about how they look through the worst of the winter, with all that salt around, use a wax protection, and then wash it off once all of the salt has gone? I have used this in the past. But if it needs to have cleanish wheels, then regular washing of the same, and a silicone based polish helps?
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Re: Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

I've been using either AG's alloy wheel sealer or Turtle Wax wheel wax trigger spray. Both are excellent but the latter is best and beat all comers in an Autoexpress test some months back. It's cheap too and you can pick it up at Halfords
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Turtle Wax wheel wax trigger spray

It's cheap too and you can pick it up at Halfords
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I've been using either AG's alloy wheel sealer or Turtle Wax wheel wax trigger spray. Both are excellent but the latter is best and beat all comers in an Autoexpress test some months back. It's cheap too and you can pick it up at Halfords
I've never tried either of the above but just had a quick look at the autoexpress review & they didn't seem to have any of the supposedly best products in the test No poorsboys, collinite 476 or jetseal.
& I've never seen the turtle wax recommended on the detailing forums.

PS AFAIK halfords are doing 3 for 2 at the moment tho
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Re: Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

I used AG Alloy Wheel Seal but I'm sure something like Pledge or Mr Muscle would be just as effective (no joke either). Don't clean then with harsh acidic cleaners, normal shampoo will do if you clean regularly enough and protect.
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Poorboys Wheel sealant seems to be the one most recommended, I haven't tried it yet but ordered some a few days ago from here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Poorboys-Wheel...2.m153 .l1262
+1 top stuff. I never need wheel cleaner, just car shampoo..

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Re: Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

I unreservedly recommend Smartwax Rimwax (it's the same stuff as Poorboys Wheel Sealant and Chemical Guys).

Don't EVER use wheel cleaners. Wash with normal car shampoo and reapply wheel sealant every month or so and your wheels will remain sparkling.
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I unreservedly recommend Smartwax Rimwax (it's the same stuff as Poorboys Wheel Sealant and Chemical Guys).

Don't EVER use wheel cleaners. Wash with normal car shampoo and reapply wheel sealant every month or so and your wheels will remain sparkling.
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Re: Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

Thank you, mlud.
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Thank you, mlud.
SA must be a good place to drive an Alfa.
I drove from Pretoria to Durban quite a while back. Beautiful place
 
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Re: Wheel Sealants for freshly painted wheels

I use jet seal 109, 2 coats after a wash and dried off. 1 coat leave for 15 - 20 mins then buff off and then another coat wich i leave for about 20 - 30 mins then buff off and they last a good few months but usually re apply after every wash just 1 coat!
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Jetseal is also ACE on the Paintwork. Finish 2 coats off with Pete's 53' or 5050
 
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SA must be a good place to drive an Alfa.
I drove from Pretoria to Durban quite a while back. Beautiful place
It is. Unfortunately the roads have deteriorated quite badly in the last few years. Lots of potholes. This plays havoc with suspension and wheel alignment and can damage delicate alloy wheels.

One of my favourite drives:

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Nice picture, very tidy looking car.. top job..
 
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