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Old 05-12-2017, 12:12 AM   #1
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Cleaning Alloy Wheels and Applying Angel Wax Elixir - with Durability Update

Before:

[IMG]DSCF3379 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]DSCF3382 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Bucket of various brushes


[IMG]DSCF3377 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Valet Pro Bilberry and Bilt Hamber Surfex HD - both at a dilution ratio of 4:1


[IMG]DSCF3390 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Starting with the barrel


[IMG]DSCF3384 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Two bucket wheel wash. This was the rinse bucket


[IMG]DSCF3385 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Behind the spokes


[IMG]DSCF3386 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


The face of the wheel


[IMG]DSCF3395 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]DSCF3387 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Cleaning the tyres


[IMG]DSCF3393 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


The arches


[IMG]DSCF3391 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]DSCF3404 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


After rinse


[IMG]DSCF3396 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]DSCF3401 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Angel Wax Elixir is a curable, water based formulation designed to adhere to the surface of rubber, vinyl & plastic. It creates a waterproof barrier leaving the treated surface like new with a stylish finish.


[IMG]DSCF3405 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Dry wheels - no tyre dressing


[IMG]DSCF3406 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]DSCF3407 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


Tyres dressed


[IMG]DSCF3409 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]DSCF3408 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


15 days after application - garage kept but driven daily


[IMG]DSCF3410 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]DSCF3419 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]DSCF3420 by Nathan Wyatt, on Flickr[/IMG]

My thoughts on the tyre dressing:

I put a few sprays of Elixir onto a dry sponge block and worked it into a dry tyre. Application was easy, the product is dry to the touch very quickly and the look it gives is a nice matte finish. The tyres stay looking good for a decent amount of time and you can see the beading effect. If you are looking for a water based tyre dressing I recommend giving this one a try.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:32 AM   #2
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Great post - thanks.

I have a bottle along with some other goodies from AW under the Christmas tree.

So how long did the finish stay on the sidewall? Interested to know, as that's my biggest bugbear with other products I have used that only look good for a day or so.

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I tested out Elixir a while back and really liked it overall. I find 1 coat isn't glossy enough for me and a second is required. Applying it and spreading is effortless as it a thinner viscosity and durability wise it will do 2-3 weeks in mixed driving.
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I tested out Elixir a while back and really liked it overall. I find 1 coat isn't glossy enough for me and a second is required. Applying it and spreading is effortless as it a thinner viscosity and durability wise it will do 2-3 weeks in mixed driving.
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This is my go to dressing now. I have a few angel wax products and all have impressed. I am slowly converting most of my products over to angelwax.
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I think it lasted about 3 weeks before I striped it off and re applied. If a tyre dressing lasts about 2 weeks I'm over the moon. I have used CG Silk Shine dressing and that fell into your category of 'only looking good for a day or so'
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This is my go to dressing now. I have a few angel wax products and all have impressed. I am slowly converting most of my products over to angelwax.
Yes, I'm the same, starting to collect a lot of products but narrowing (slowly!) down my tried and tested manufacturers - and Angelwax is one of my go-to's
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