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Tiffviz 25-08-2017 05:46 PM

Wheels Off Clean for Gtechniq C5 Advice?
 
So... now I've got a tyre on my spare alloy I set to work removing the 1st wheel to give it a deep clean before applying the C5. I've followed the instructions and left the wheel to dry for 12 hours before I wipe it with panel wipe and then apply the C5.

The whole process is going to take me a week:lol:

Have others found they haven't left it so long as the instructions direct and still got a good seal on the wheels?

Mattwilko92 25-08-2017 06:18 PM

I thought you were supposed to apply and wipe off almost instantly? Thats what i did on my wheels, callipers, exhausts, metal pressed plates etc

No issues.


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DrEskimo 25-08-2017 06:36 PM

12 hours to let the allow dry is a bit excessive IMO...!

A good going over with a MF and perhaps some air to get water out of any nooks, and then your good to go!

Johnsy 25-08-2017 07:04 PM

If the wheels off, and you've cleaned it, why not force dry it with a hair dryer or Fan?

kingswood 25-08-2017 07:09 PM

as above really, once its 'proper dry' id crack on.

but over night in the living room should do it :lol:

Tiffviz 25-08-2017 07:19 PM

Thanks guys! I did think 12 hours to dry was a bit excessive! I certainly won't be able to leave it that long for the calipers because I don't want the car up on the jack all that time!!! I shall have to fetch the leaf blower for the next three.

mac1459 25-08-2017 08:29 PM

It's NOT 12 HOURS TO DRY THE WHEEL BEFORE APPLYING C5 IT'S 12 HOURS FOR C5 NOT TO GET WET WHILE CURING.
Just wash wheels ,decon ,polish, panel wipe ,apply c5 , curing time 12 hrs.
mac

macca666 25-08-2017 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mac1459 (Post 5372940)
It's NOT 12 HOURS TO DRY THE WHEEL BEFORE APPLYING C5 IT'S 12 HOURS FOR C5 NOT TO GET WET WHILE CURING.
Just wash wheels ,decon ,polish, panel wipe ,apply c5 , curing time 12 hrs.
mac

This^^^^ I used another coating on one of my wheels I just fitted it back on the car and covered with an old towel then some plastic on top to keep it dry and left it overnight. Job done :thumb:

Tiffviz 25-08-2017 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mac1459 (Post 5372940)
It's NOT 12 HOURS TO DRY THE WHEEL BEFORE APPLYING C5 IT'S 12 HOURS FOR C5 NOT TO GET WET WHILE CURING.
Just wash wheels ,decon ,polish, panel wipe ,apply c5 , curing time 12 hrs.
mac

Now I feel stupid :wall:

macca666 25-08-2017 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tiffviz (Post 5372978)
Now I feel stupid :wall:

Don't feel stupid everyone makes mistakes or fails to read instructions correctly :D

Least you've not posted it publicly on a forum :lol::lol:

I'm sure there's a thread on here somewhere of mistakes we've all made there's a lot worse than this.

Least it means you'll get your wheels coated quicker :thumb:


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