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    I gave the wheels a good wash then, waxed them with some Optimum Car Wax, then I went over them again with a coat of Colinite 476s, I was pleased how easy it went on and came off, it will be interesting to see how long it lasts as I have used PS21S in the past and that only seems to last a few weeks, I wonder if the heat of the brakes has anything to do with it. Any one know if a wax specific for wheels would be any better?.

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    I was think of getting some actual wheel wax...Poor Boys as I just use anything at the mo. Let you know how it lasts.

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    i was using mer wheel wax for a while ed but it never seem to last any length of time so i gave my snowflakes a couple of coats of megs carnuba wax last week so time will tell

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    I have tried the Mer wheel wax too, I was not too impressed with it though.

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    I'm gonna met t-cut mine soon, got too much black bits engrained in, then a coat of aircraft polish, aka slipstream lubeosubstance.

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    General wax works to a point but after the heat and the brake dust gets to it then it can break down, best to apply a wheel wax such as Poorboys Wheel Sealant, Rimwax or Wheelwax, the CG Wheelguard is also a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    I'm gonna met t-cut mine soon, got too much black bits engrained in, then a coat of aircraft polish, aka slipstream lubeosubstance.
    You can use clay on your wheels as well as the paint.....the order for clay is as follow's: -

    Paint then glass then lights and finally the wheels, I keep old clay for using on the wheels.

    NOTE: - NEVER use clay on paint that has been use on wheels and that's NEVER

    Bryan

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    I use chemical guys blue rinse, followed by their rim wax.

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    Hi guys,

    If anyone wants a dedicated wheel wax then it will be available at the Leeds demo/charity day on the 11th February.

    It's a Chemical Guys products only day and in the following link you will see what is available for wheels: -

    http://www.carwashnwax.co.uk/

    I'm not sure but there might be a discount on the day but it is a charity day so don't quote me on that one, this particular wax gets very good write ups although I'm still using the Blue Rim Wax now discontinued and there isn't any left cause I bought the last lot he had cause........I like it

    I can recommend the Blue Rim and Wheel Cleaner I use it all the time and it dilutes 4 to 1.

    Also, it's a good idea to polish your wheels with something like AG SRP before applying wax that way you get any remaining residue off.......much like the paintwork....you polish fist before applying sealant and wax

    Bryan

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