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    Being rather clueless my question is, after cleaning my wheels what should I be using to protect them from brake dust, a metal polish or normal bodywork wax?

    Thanks.

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    A good quality body wax is better than nothing, but there are "proper" wheel wax,s, they tend to last longer due to the heat that is generated with the brakes.

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    after applying a dedicated wheel wax they should be easier to clean aswell - as the wax acts like a barrier as it does on the bodywork.

    just don't go washing the wheels with anything acidic, the same shampoo that you use for the bodywork should be more than adequate.

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    Do not use metal polish......as the guys say a dedicated wheel wax would be good failing that a good quality wax you would use on the bodywork is better than nothing it may just need done more often than the dedicated wheel wax which really isn't a problem as it only takes minutes to apply

    Bryan

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    Thanks guys. Looks like another trip to Halfords then. They are getting to know me well since I joined this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del 2.2SRi View Post
    Thanks guys. Looks like another trip to Halfords then. They are getting to know me well since I joined this site.
    What are you going to Halfords for Del?

    Bryan

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    I use AutoGlym super resin, which whilst I realise isnt a wax, but is fairly cheap and works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I use AutoGlym super resin, which whilst I realise isnt a wax, but is fairly cheap and works very well.
    Ian,

    SRP is a polish and is great for removing any grime which is stuck solid and helps bring out any flake there may be in the finish but you would well advised to apply a wax over that.....just a thought

    Bryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by blr123 View Post
    What are you going to Halfords for Del?

    Bryan
    Was going to Halfords to buy some wheel wax.

    Any excuse. I have no money but I do like buying things to keep the car looking nice.

    Credit cards are great.

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