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      04-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Sealant for wheels?

Hey guys so I was looking into getting a nice sealant for my wheels, that will keep them protected for a few months.

Should I just grab some normal sealant that is used for paint like blackfire wet diamond sealant or grab some poorboys wheel sealant?
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BFWD will work just as well as PB wheel sealant. The whole PB wheel sealant thing is a gimmick anyways. Its the same type of sealant. I STRONGLY suggest going the Opti-Coat route though. Your clear coat will fail on your wheels and when it does it ends up looking like this. Nothing will get it out and its stuck forever. It happened to me and im a detail addict even though I clean my wheels every week or 2 but I only put a 100 miles every 2 weeks on my car. Get Opti-Coat that way you never have to worry about this happening. Also, only use soap and water on your wheels.

This only happened on that side of 3 spokes and those spokes look permanently dirt after the clear coat failed. It extremely common on BMW's.

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i used carpro dlux. Its amazing for trim, lasts about a year..but it's also made to work on wheels. costs around 40$.
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I just use jetseal 109 and it works great
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      04-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #6
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here are a couple.

Auto Finesse Mint Rims

now if you want something to ease up the cleaning and protect your wheels you may want to try the Opti Coat - I have them on my wheels for 2 years and they still look great.
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Can you use regular car wax, like meguairs carnuba wax for wheels? I use the mothers wheel cleaner and it comes out great, but the next day there is shit all over them again...
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you can use a car wax but to be frank the problem is the wax can't stand up to the heat around the wheels and brakes.

you may want to use something like the ones above.
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Poorboy's wheel sealant claims to have a melting point of 400 degrees or higher. I would be interested to know the melting point of BFWD, Menz sealant etc. That would be the primary factor that would make me buy a separate sealant just for wheels. Otherwise its just marketing.
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Poorboy's wheel sealant claims to have a melting point of 400 degrees or higher. I would be interested to know the melting point of BFWD, Menz sealant etc. That would be the primary factor that would make me buy a separate sealant just for wheels. Otherwise its just marketing.
Just get Opti-Coat and call it day permanently. I don't know about you but I HATE waxing/sealing my wheels.
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Thanks for every ones great replies! Also thanks for detailers domain ive both some great stuff and advice from you guys.

Im not sure how hot the rims get, but im sure its not 400 degrees.. I def don't want to use wax as I want something that will last longer on the rims like a sealant.
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here are a couple.

Auto Finesse Mint Rims

now if you want something to ease up the cleaning and protect your wheels you may want to try the Opti Coat - I have them on my wheels for 2 years and they still look great.
When I went to the website, its says if it applies unevenley there is no way to fix it execpt by sanding it off. Sounds risky. I have 4 brand new BMW wheels I'm about to put on my car. I was considering using this since they are basically vigin. But since this bonds with the finish will it dull it or make it look uneven in the sunlight? How easy is it to apply. I don't want brand new wheels to have an even shine.

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When I went to the website, its says if it applies unevenley there is no way to fix it execpt by sanding it off. Sounds risky. I have 4 brand new BMW wheels I'm about to put on my car. I was considering using this since they are basically vigin. But since this bonds with the finish will it dull it or make it look uneven in the sunlight? How easy is it to apply. I don't want brand new wheels to have an even shine.

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Nah, it's a piece of cake really. You'd have to really goop it on to have a problem like that. I put 2 coats on my wheels, and everything basically just washes right off- brake dust, grime, road salt. I'm not sure about using it on the vehicle itself, though many people do. For wheels, nothing beats it. Also, now is the time (when the wheels are new and clean) to apply it.
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Anymore input on poorboys wheel sealant vs something like jetseal or blackfire wet diamond? Gonna be making a nice purchase tomorrow with all the goodies I need for the summer.
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+1 for CQuartz & Auto Finesse. I have tried both, another one to look out for is Hydr02 from CarPro.
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Anymore input on poorboys wheel sealant vs something like jetseal or blackfire wet diamond? Gonna be making a nice purchase tomorrow with all the goodies I need for the summer.
Well, BFWD is good stuff. Poorboy's is average. You have to clay your wheels then wipe down with IPA if you want your sealant to actually last. Opti-coat and Swissvax Autobahn are much better choices.
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Well, BFWD is good stuff. Poorboy's is average. You have to clay your wills then wipe down with IPA if you want your sealant to actually last. Opti-coat and Swissvax Autobahn are much better choices.
Thanks a lot for the help buddy! I put a order in poorboys wheel sealant since it was on sale for 15 bucks, and ordered some BFWD.

I put two coats of poorboys on my wheels, ill see how long they last. Def gave a nice shine. Gonna make sure I wash with car shampoo that wont strip it.
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Thanks a lot for the help buddy! I put a order in poorboys wheel sealant since it was on sale for 15 bucks, and ordered some BFWD.

I put two coats of poorboys on my wheels, ill see how long they last. Def gave a nice shine. Gonna make sure I wash with car shampoo that wont strip it.
Yup no problem. Hit me up if you have any other questions. Make sure you use the proper dilution of the soap so you don't strip the wax.
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