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Old 11-12-2017, 10:52 PM   #1
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Cleaning and protecting alloy wheels without removing them from var

I don't have the luxury of having time to take the wheels off my car to treat or coat and them.
I was wondering how you would and with what would you treat alloy wheels if you were keeping them on the car
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:14 AM   #2
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I do take my wheels off to coat them but if you cant then you could always use something like af aqua coat or bead juice to coat after washing. Even though mine are treated, once a month i always re top up with aqua coat to assist in protection, its literally spray on and pressure wash off. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:18 AM   #3
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Any wheel wax can be applied or topped up whilst wheels are fitted. You'll only get the faces done though better than nothing
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If it’s a question of time then you may be practicing false economy. Removing the wheels and thoroughly cleaning and coating them does take a little longer, but the results will also last longer and make subsequent cleaning quicker and easier. Leaving them on the car is less effective, so would have to be done more often in order to maintain the same standard. Six of one and half a dozen of the other.
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:51 PM   #5
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TDG raspberry would be my go to in this situation

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Old 12-12-2017, 06:58 PM   #6
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Okay - so say I take the wheels off - I can only take one wheel off at a time and would have to have all the wheels back on within a day. I can't leave the wheels around for two to three hours for coating's etc to dry.

C5, for an example, has to stay dry for 12 hours - I can't manage that as the car is outside!

I guess I am looking for something which I can apply quickly and lasts a long time! I use AG's Wheel Protector which lasts about a month before i have to reapply, and that's only the front of the wheels.
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clean them with bilt hamber auto wheel, then when dry use race glaze nano wheel seal, spray it on leave a few mins and buff then 1h later do the same again and 2 layers will give you 6 months+ and it will make them shiny i dont take my wheels off either.
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I seal mine with either ag hd wax or collinite 476s wax and the last a good few months, and I take mine off one at a time an put back on the car as it lives on the road
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