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      03-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Wheel sealant / wax

Can anyone recommend some good sealant or wax.

I'm putting my summers back on in the next few weeks. They had a good wash and clean but i didn't seal or wax them and would like to do so before putting them back on.

There are a few specks of brake dust too. Would a clay bar work on the 230's?


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Poorboys, and a clay bar would be fine, infact use one that has been used on the car paintwork as a waste to use a new one for wheels!

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...l-sealant.html

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Another vote for Poorboys wheel sealant, just coated mine today, smells lovely!
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I use Poorboys also, easy to apply and remove and it's does smell really good. If your alloys are easy to wax then add 2 coats.

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if you really dont want to have to bother about it again for a year or more, gtechniq C5

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Planet Polish Wheel Seal and Shine. Put this on my wheels about a year ago and even though I washed the car for the first time last weekend since October (so over 4 months of daily motorway during an extremely dirty Scottish winter). All I had to do was rinse the dirt, brake dust and grime off with a power washer. I was all set with the wheel brush as well but there was just nothing to clean off.
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I use the Autoglym one and its been excellent
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Planet Polish Wheel Seal and Shine. Put this on my wheels about a year ago and even though I washed the car for the first time last weekend since October (so over 4 months of daily motorway during an extremely dirty Scottish winter). All I had to do was rinse the dirt, brake dust and grime off with a power washer. I was all set with the wheel brush as well but there was just nothing to clean off.
+1 - just got this after not having much luck with Poorboys stuff (took ages to apply, didn't work very well). Utterly brilliant stuff and if you buy their little foam pads, really easy to apply too.

http://www.planetpolish.com/index.ph...enrcnfq3f2lgm0
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+1 - just got this after not having much luck with Poorboys stuff (took ages to apply, didn't work very well). Utterly brilliant stuff and if you buy their little foam pads, really easy to apply too.

http://www.planetpolish.com/index.ph...enrcnfq3f2lgm0
Excellent, I just ordered some from Amazon after reading mowflow's recommendation.
I was going to get the C5 from Gtechniq but at 24.00 for 15ml I gave it a miss.
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HC - detailing product prices seem so random. Some seem happy to pay 50 for a wax when something costing a quarter that works as well.

I'm getting quite a collection going now...!

Recent excellent (and great VFM) purchases include Bilt Hamber clay (only needs water as lube) and Bilbery wheel cleaner (although with the wheel sealant, I hardly need to use it now but kicked butt on my inlaws X5 wheels last night - did a proper job on it!)
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Love the bilberry cleaner-great stuff

Will have to try out the Planetpolish stuff..
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+1 - just got this after not having much luck with Poorboys stuff (took ages to apply, didn't work very well). Utterly brilliant stuff and if you buy their little foam pads, really easy to apply too.

http://www.planetpolish.com/index.ph...enrcnfq3f2lgm0
Just bought the Planet Polish wheel sealant, hope it is better than Poorboys.

Treated myself to a new drying towel also.
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JLR - just bought another ten towels of teabay - I get through them pretty quickly. SO much better than chamois cack I used to use.

Having MUCH better results with the new sealant. I got really annoyed with the Poorboys stuff - it was taking me about an hour to apply it (at least) then it just didn't work at all. The PP stuff is about 3452352543 times better and really does work.
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JLR - just bought another ten towels of teabay - I get through them pretty quickly. SO much better than chamois cack I used to use.
Which towels do you use if you dont mind me being nosey? i need some more desperately!
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Don't want to sound like I'm trying to sell Planet Polish stuff (I don't know them and don't work for them) but I also got one of their mits and a drying towel when I ordered the Wheel seal and shine and both have been amazing. Especially considering how cheap their stuff is when compared to say a Meguires mit which was about 4x the cost.

All my other stuff is Meguires which works great but I plan on getting more of Planet Polishes stuff when it's done as the 3 products I've used so far have given great results and are great value for money. I found out about them through a detailing forum, seemed like everyone of their was raving about them.
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I used wheel seal & Shine on my Alufelgen cs7's and thought it was ok. I still got some Black marks the size of a 20p piece on my wheels after a few months of the sealant/wax being on and it just refuses to budge, was hoping this stuff would have protected my from it. Mind you the guy who detailed my car seemed to miss off these black marks aswell so mybe I'm just seeing things......
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Which towels do you use if you dont mind me being nosey? i need some more desperately!
Went for these off ebay - got loads of use over the weekend (did the Landy, our BM and the inlaws X5) and pretty impressed.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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HC - detailing product prices seem so random. Some seem happy to pay 50 for a wax when something costing a quarter that works as well.

I'm getting quite a collection going now...!

Recent excellent (and great VFM) purchases include Bilt Hamber clay (only needs water as lube) and Bilbery wheel cleaner (although with the wheel sealant, I hardly need to use it now but kicked butt on my inlaws X5 wheels last night - did a proper job on it!)
Mmm tell me about it!

Spent the wk/end doing the full works.
Wash (Megs), clay (Megs), wash (Megs).
Machine polish with a DA using Menzerna and then Megs ultimate compound and finish off with a Megs detail spray, then.......
2 coats of Blackfire followed by 2 coats of Duragloss.

Got this range of products pitching up this week

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...MasterZBFWIF00

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I used wheel seal & Shine on my Alufelgen cs7's and thought it was ok. I still got some Black marks the size of a 20p piece on my wheels after a few months of the sealant/wax being on and it just refuses to budge, was hoping this stuff would have protected my from it. Mind you the guy who detailed my car seemed to miss off these black marks aswell so mybe I'm just seeing things......
I've got to be honest about my Alufelgens (not the GB), the paint finish and thickness was not the best and I was disappointed after a while, I'm not sure how the GB wheels were, perhaps they were better.
As a result of the finish and a homicidal lorry driver taking a dislike to my offside front wing resulting in me taking a diversion along and up a kerb there being refurbed.

Anyways my point is .... I use the BMW wheel gel, I've just got my latest 5l container (no pics, not needed ) and found it brilliant on all wheels, it's more expensive than Bilberry's but it might work on your black marks and you might find it worth a try
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HC - I also "detailed" our boat and it took fricking AGES!

The blue gelcoat was fairly faded - many passes with marine rubbing compound (like T cut but more aggressive) then wax polish all buffed off with a machine polisher I bought specifically for the job (not sure about using it on the car - it's just a 45 Halfords job) . Then major jetwashing of the inside, few bits of rust removed, engine fully rubbed down and waxed - look pretty good now but it was a mission and a half. Launched it and had a lovely blast yesterday.

So washed (snow foamed, washed with mitt, dried, wheels Bilberryed on two of them) a 110 Landy, an X5, our BM and sorted the boat.

My hands now resemble the Sahara desert. Time for some ponsy hand cream...

Nice load of kit there.

Once I have Z6 and Z8 (I currently use Z5 Pro a lot - it's brilliant - thanks JLR for the recommendation!) I'll be happy. For five minutes...!
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Brill-thanks for the heads up on the towels-ordered
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Vik - one thing - the colours are pretty bright and run a lot for the first wash or two - do NOT wash them with light coloured clothing until they've had a fair few cycles!

They seem fine if you handwash them (in my case sling in water with powder, jiggle a bit, rinse and dry on a radiator) though. I think most are the same.

Other than that, can't fault them.
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HC - I also "detailed" our boat and it took fricking AGES!

The blue gelcoat was fairly faded - many passes with marine rubbing compound (like T cut but more aggressive) then wax polish all buffed off with a machine polisher I bought specifically for the job (not sure about using it on the car - it's just a 45 Halfords job) . Then major jetwashing of the inside, few bits of rust removed, engine fully rubbed down and waxed - look pretty good now but it was a mission and a half. Launched it and had a lovely blast yesterday.

So washed (snow foamed, washed with mitt, dried, wheels Bilberryed on two of them) a 110 Landy, an X5, our BM and sorted the boat.

My hands now resemble the Sahara desert. Time for some ponsy hand cream...

Nice load of kit there.

Once I have Z6 and Z8 (I currently use Z5 Pro a lot - it's brilliant - thanks JLR for the recommendation!) I'll be happy. For five minutes...!
Good stuff Matt

I'd avoid the handcream, treat the wife to a back massge and see her turn into putty
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