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Old 24-06-2015, 05:59 PM   #11
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The wheels should be hardened enough to drive after about 6 hours, but the coating will fully harden over the next week. You can accelerate the process a little but using a heat gun on a low setting.

If any brake dust does embed itself into the coating during that time, some Gtechniq W6 will dissolve it without harming the C5.

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Many thanks for the advice,it's going to depend on when the wheels arrive as there is a waiting list for them,hopefully before it gets cold.
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Also new to C5, Awesome kit. But i think i over applied, Will know better next time
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Got some c5 to try this Friday guys. What's best way to apply it?
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Old 28-07-2015, 09:49 PM   #14
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Got some c5 to try this Friday guys. What's best way to apply it?
Clean the wheels, then use the cotton pads provided - turn the bottle upside down on the pad, I used a couple of drops each time, apply in overlapping circular motions. Do one wheel at a time, when you've finished doing that wheel, wipe off with a clean microfibre (you're not buffing, just removing the excess). Those 2 drops really will go a long way - it's difficult to see on silver wheels but if you get the right angle, you can see the bit you've done looks a bit wet. [put it this way, I only did the face and inside edge of the spokes of my wheels, and I used 1/3 of the smaller bottle. It really does stretch a long way].

Top tip, don't sniff it - the solvent is pretty powerful stuff. You'd enjoy it, but the end results may be affected
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Maybe I should have explained my situation a bit better,my car is garaged over night and it has always been so for reasons of security and keeping it dry and warm?

Last time applying C5 after thorough cleansing with blueberry wheel cleaner,Tardis,and twice wipe down with eraser before applying the C5 this was the alloys off the car.

I did 2 wheels at a time leaving an hour before putting wheel back on car and removing the other 2 wheels to repeat the process again,after a few hours drove car back into garage.

The next time I had notice brake particles had embedded into the C5 coating and hardened and what was suppose to be a spotless finish I had tiny specks of dots on each wheel due driving the car when the C5 coating hadn't fully cured hard!

I had thought about those infrared lamps used by body shops but fir the my purpose abit too much £'s unlike there are cheaper version I could justify the costs to speed up the curing process so that the C5 coating IS fully cured before I plonk them back on the car.

Any ideas most welcomed.
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