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What (wheel) wax...

...should i use on my alloys to keep them looking bling innit?
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try keeping them clean first....nice and easy on yours.

if you can manage that then you may consider a classic 155 with the PITA to clean i. Speedline 5 spoke, or ii. lots of dimpled holes around the wheel edge!
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Ti wheels are a 'mare to keep clean - yes there's only 10 spokes but in between each one are these horrible little corner bits that you have to really dig into to get clean
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swissvax do a kit for alloy wheels which includes a wax, id highly reccomend sqisvax products. although i havnt tried there wheel wax
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Exactly, would expect beter from a 'rep'
 
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had a look in there and it looks like autoglym do some kind of wheel wax? can't be bothered looking properly cos i might be a rep, but i'm also lazy
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So much for setting an example for the newbies


PS I recommend sealing the alloys with Poorboy's Wheel Sealant after cleaning/polishing/waxing
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PS I recommend sealing the alloys with Poorboy's Wheel Sealant after cleaning/polishing/waxing
sounds good, when are you coming to do it?

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i am going to sound really anal here.....but here goes...

first remove all the wheels, they with a wheel brush and possibly a soft tooth brush clean both the inside and outside of the wheel with a good quality cleaner like billbury

Dry the wheel and then clay the wheel to remove all the decontaminates, this will leve them looking nice, clean and with a smooth finish.

Use something like AG SRP to start with, polish the entire wheel and then finish off with a high quality Wax possibly going over it about a week after, this will ensure that when the wheel is washed the dust will literally 'bead off'

BTW, budget on a day to do the lot really well

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After that reply this thread needs to be moved to the Detailing Section
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i think i'm just gonna get some albanian to do it for me
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Why used Wheel sealant if Wax is already a sealant?
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i am going to sound really anal here.....but here goes...

first remove all the wheels, they with a wheel brush and possibly a soft tooth brush clean both the inside and outside of the wheel with a good quality cleaner like billbury

Dry the wheel and then clay the wheel to remove all the decontaminates, this will leve them looking nice, clean and with a smooth finish.

Use something like AG SRP to start with, polish the entire wheel and then finish off with a high quality Wax possibly going over it about a week after, this will ensure that when the wheel is washed the dust will literally 'bead off'

BTW, budget on a day to do the lot really well

bet you wished you hadn't asked don't you "lol"
Blimey, I'll keep an eye out for an Alfa with very shiny wheels then!!
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PS I recommend sealing the alloys with Poorboy's Wheel Sealant after cleaning/polishing/waxing
+1 That's what I use. Used to use Turtle Wax Extreme spray wheel wax stuff, which also does the job.
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@Al, you should know better

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So much for setting an example for the newbies


PS I recommend sealing the alloys with Poorboy's Wheel Sealant after cleaning/polishing/waxing
Me too! Also some use AG Extra Gloss Protection amongst other products. 3 coats of PB Wheel sealant is the recommended amount. You could polish them with AG SRP 1st if you dont wanna remove them etc. Bilberry is awesome btw!
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Smartwax Rimwax. The same stuff as Poorboys. They are all made in the same factory by Chemical Guys. As said earlier, the secret is to keep them clean.....really clean.

If possible don't use wheel cleaners as they will strip all the wax protection off and make the brake dust, tar etc stick even more.
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So much for setting an example for the newbies


PS I recommend sealing the alloys with Poorboy's Wheel Sealant after cleaning/polishing/waxing
what he said.
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Another vote for Bilberry cleaner and PB's Wheel Sealant here.
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