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Old 13 July 2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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do i have to buy genuine rim wax or can i just use other car wax such as auto glym or turtle wax etc
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Old 13 July 2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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i use autoglym on mine as i figure they are only painted anyway,
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Think specialist wheel wax is a bit stronger than your normal wax and last's better under the conditions the wheels go through.

I use collonite on my wheels and car, on the car lasts for 4 months and wheels probably a month.
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poorboys wheel sealant
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It's more to do with the heat they're exposed to

Jetseal 109 is the dogs

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/sealan.../prod_484.html
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poorboys wheel sealant

THIS.

Honestly mate, it is brilliant stuff for a small outlay. Smells lovely too when applying and your wheels are soooooooo smoooove(sic) afterwards


I use it on my Luftpanzarwagen.
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As already mentioned car wax won't work well on alloys due to the heat, need wheel wax
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wheres cheapest place for any of the above...not sure if i can bring myself to part with 15-20 for some wax lol
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wheres cheapest place for any of the above...not sure if i can bring myself to part with 15-20 for some wax lol

I wouldn't bother waxing your wheels then mate. If it's cheap crap you want, not much point in getting anything

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wheel-Sealant-...item1c1735ee03 - that's a bargain actually, I paid more without the applicator pad and microfibre buffing towel.
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Another for Poorboys, I get mine from polished bliss here http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...l-sealant.html
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Get wolfs nano rim seal, much better than any wax
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I wouldn't bother waxing your wheels then mate. If it's cheap crap you want, not much point in getting anything

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wheel-Sealant-...item1c1735ee03 - that's a bargain actually, I paid more without the applicator pad and microfibre buffing towel.
Been meaning to get some of this for ages now, thanks for the link, bought some
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Another vote for Poorboys wheel sealant!
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Been meaning to get some of this for ages now, thanks for the link, bought some
And great service too. Ordered Thursday, delivered to my door on Friday.
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As already mentioned car wax won't work well on alloys due to the heat, need wheel wax
Yes I've tried normal car wax on my wheels too, made no difference to keeping them cleaner longer. They looked good for a couple of days but the paint used is not shiny to begin with. I use my car wax on my exhaust some times which does help oddly as that gets extremely hot or may be it's just not exposed to as much muck as wheels are such as brake dust etc but it's still nice and shiny even after a month, apart from the very tip which will get a bit caked with exhaust fumes.

I'll have to look at these other recommended wheel waxes. Does Halfords sell any or are they only available online?
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i use mr sheen on mine and it works a treat is what i meant
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