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Old 01-06-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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GTechniq wheel armour problem

I had my wheels powder coated Matt black about a month ago and before putting them on the car applied wheel armour, in a nice dry place (lounge much to gf frowns!).
I thought I had spotlessly clean DD them and followed the procedure including IPA wipe down and had asked the garage to leave the wheels fully degreased after too.

Trouble is, there seems to be negligible performance. I just bilberries them and power washed off with no effect really on the wheel cleanliness.

The only way to clean them seems to be by hand.

I will post some photos asap.

What did I do wrong?
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:11 PM   #2
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Photo size too big.....
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:14 PM   #3
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How long did you leave it to cure?

Bilberry wheel cleaner is to harsh to be using every wash on c5 How long did you wait before washing the wheels

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Old 01-06-2018, 05:23 PM   #4
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Hi... cured overnight and didn't wash for a week... bilberry is diluted about 1:8 and thought that was ok. Tbh not sure shampoo will touch it, finish seems to grab the dirt, no hydrophobic properties...
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:26 PM   #5
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How do you get photo size down to mere kb?
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:12 AM   #6
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Wheels will always get dirty, have you tried just shampoo?
Wheels might of been grabby even without C5.

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Old 02-06-2018, 07:30 AM   #7
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Yes, fully appreciate they will get dirty during the week and no problem, the C5 does not yet
have force field capabilities lol

But these are awful, I guess I will have to try and apply another sealant....

With my old silver wheels, I would spray on bilberry, pressure wash off, absolutely sparkling, end of process.

These wheels, spray on cleaner, pressure wash off, still all dirty, and I mean you can still see the film of dirt.so I have to resort to wheel Woolies and mitts and start agai.

I was hoping the C5 would extend how dirty they got in the week and make them even easier to clean, maybe washing off with a hose rather than pressure washer, but in any event extending life of the wheel coating.

I really need to get some photos up

It's almost as though the wheels aren't lacquered, if you know what I mean.
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Sounds like coating is contaminated. A few hand washes could solve it- or try manufacturers own products to wash/decon?
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Don’t use bilberry with C5.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:44 PM   #10
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Ok will need your advice.

I had though bilberry was a mild non aggressive wheel cleaner...

Is the C5 coating likely to be beyond recovery or will a few shampoos help?
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