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PostSubject: Decent wheel cleaner/wax   3rd August 2015, 19:05

Hi all,

I had my wheels refurbished a month ago at the fantastic Wheel Works in Crawley and I want to keep them looking new. I was washing them other day and noticed a couple of little break dust flecks getting stuck on the inner bits of the spoke. I want to keep these at bay. What do you recommend me to use to clean them and what do you recommend to protect them with?

Also his had all new brakes - pads/discs replaces but the back wheel the hub? Think it's called looks all orange and rusty. What's this all about as not seen this before and I can't seem to wash it off! Any ideas?


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PostSubject: Re: Decent wheel cleaner/wax   3rd August 2015, 19:21

I use Autoglym wheel seal then a couple of coats of wax, seems ok Smile

Not sure what bit you mean but can if be wire brushed down then painted with caliper paint or similar?

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PostSubject: Re: Decent wheel cleaner/wax   3rd August 2015, 19:34

I saw that highly rated in Halford might see if I can pick up some then. I am after a wheels cleaner too, you know the ones that turn like purple and grab the dirt off at same time? Do you use wheels wax or just normal car wax for body wrk? When I get the car back I'll take a picture it's all orange never seen it before I'm sure?
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PostSubject: Re: Decent wheel cleaner/wax   3rd August 2015, 21:06

Just normal wax, you mean purple rain although not sure you will need it after sealing...http://www.autobritedirect.co.uk/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=purple+rain

I know someone who washed their wheels every day affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Decent wheel cleaner/wax   3rd August 2015, 22:33

Normal wax will do. Wheel wax is sold on the premise that wheels get hot and normal wax can't handle the heat. Touch your car after it's been in the sun all day (particularly a darker colour too) - you'll not be getting your wheels that hot so I'd say dedicated wax is a waste of time!
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PostSubject: Re: Decent wheel cleaner/wax   4th August 2015, 09:06

I cannot recommend Gtechnig enough. Their C5 Wheel armour is head and shoulders above anything else out there.

Anything will come off with just water after sealing them properly with C5
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PostSubject: Re: Decent wheel cleaner/wax   4th August 2015, 16:38

Bought some bits today as recommended above. But will keep them all in mind for future. Thanks guys.
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