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Old 25-08-2017, 05:46 PM   #1
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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

Have others found they haven't left it so long as the instructions direct and still got a good seal on the wheels?
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Old 25-08-2017, 06:18 PM   #2
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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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Old 25-08-2017, 06:36 PM   #3
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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!
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Old 25-08-2017, 07:04 PM   #4
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If the wheels off, and you've cleaned it, why not force dry it with a hair dryer or Fan?
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Old 25-08-2017, 07:09 PM   #5
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as above really, once its 'proper dry' id crack on.

but over night in the living room should do it
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Old 25-08-2017, 07:19 PM   #6
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Now I feel stupid
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Now I feel stupid
Don't feel stupid everyone makes mistakes or fails to read instructions correctly

Least you've not posted it publicly on a forum

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
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