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Best way to stop alloys getting dirty?

Discussion in 'Car Care and Detailing' started by Oliver Pawley, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Oliver Pawley

    Oliver Pawley Active Member

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    I love my alloys a lot, so I like to keep them nice and shiny but it really doesn't take long to get them dirty.

    http://imgur.com/a/G7fNyLe

    Cleaning them every couple of days is fine but I was wondering if anyone could suggest anything that woukd help.

    Sorry if this type of thing has been posted before :)
     
  2. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    A few people use a sealant like Poorboy's wheel sealant. It's about £10, and is applied like a wax.
    Wash and dry the wheel, apply the Poorboy's sealant, leave for 5mins or so, then buffer off. Usually 3 or 4 applications per wheel is needed on the first application but then only one is needed after each wash.
     
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  3. Jimbobcook

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    As paddy says...

    I use poor boys wheel sealant... It's a long job doing 3 or 4 coats but washing after is easy.

    Just make sure they're clean before you put it on haha
     
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  4. Oliver Pawley

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    I'll have a look into, cheers guys
     
  5. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    No worries buddy, we love a bit of detailing here lol
     
  6. KernelOkey

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    I always ceramic coat my wheels
     
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  7. Brimfull

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    Poor boys wheel sealant is the way to go.

    Best off removing a wheel at a time, washing drying and then applying 3 layers of sealant. With the wheel off it's a much easier process and you can also clean and seal the inside of the wheel where most of the dirt accumulates

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
  8. stig

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    Gtechnic C5 ceramic seal on mine. Big fan of Gtechniq products (bodywork has C1 and C2V3 on it)
     
  9. bruceR

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    I use Poorboys sealant but wheels still get dirty depending on weather (driving through dirt/puddles etc) but just use a damp micro fibre towel to wipe them clean - only if not giving a normal clean


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  10. Oliver Pawley

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    Seems like a no brainer on Poorboys, cheers
     
  11. vectra

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    Carpro Dlux or KKD RevolveX
    simply brilliant products
     
  12. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    Literally about to buy carpro dlux :)
     
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    Stop copying other people haha
     
  14. paddy6789

    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    I saw it a year or so ago and kept meaning to buy it. Been sat in my watched items on eBay for over a year. So decided to finally get it, use that after a thorough clean and then seal with Poorboy's
     
  15. vectra

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    Eh ??
     
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    I think what @vectra is trying to say is this stuff goes onto the metal and shouldn't have anything under it so it sticks properly lol
     
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    paddy6789 Mk3 Cupra R
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    Yeah I know - it'll be applied after a good clean. Then sealed after applying it.
     
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  18. vectra

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    This is what I was curious about.
    Why seal it afterwards?
     
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    Just extra protection. Seal in the sealing. Then add more sealing.
     
  20. vectra

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    Theoretically yes,
    But in reality no!
    Dlux would be a ceramic coating, which is top class at repelling brake dust and dirt.

    Poorboys would not come anywhere near as good at doing this and as a result you will find it is "sticky" compared to Dlux, which in turn will allow the wheels to get dirtier.
    I used Dlux on a prior car and it lasted almost 2 years on its own.
     

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