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Old 27-07-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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Black gloss wheels

First off I am back on these forums after 5 years after getting some great advice for looking after my new Fiesta. It looks amazing to this day thanks to all you guys. However 80K miles later it is time for a change and I have just bought myself a brand new shiny black Astra with the gloss black painted alloy wheels.

What's the best way to look after these wheels? Is it the same treatment as the paint or should I do something differently?

I guess what I am saying is I will be using something like dodo juice supernatural on the car. Would the same do for the wheels or should I be looking at something specific?

Thanks for the help guys.

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Old 27-07-2017, 05:15 PM   #2
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Old 27-07-2017, 05:16 PM   #3
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I sealed mine wth Raceglaze Nano wheel sealant and it's made cleaning them a breeze.

I think the only thing I would say is be careful of which wheel brush (if any) you use, as these might mark / slightly scratch the gloss black...

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Best thing to do is while they're new, get them cleaned up and treated with a wheel coating, something like Gtechniq C5, Carpro DLUX, Gyeon Rim, etc etc.

Done right, you can realistically expect 18-24 months of protection, and maintenance washing is as simple as a microfibre mitt and shampoo (although snowfoam and a pressure washer will get you 90% of the way there).

You will still need to treat with iron remover periodically (depending on usage).

The merit of this approach is that it minimises the amount of mechanical cleaning needed, which is particularly important on gloss black finishes as you'll be well aware!
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2 layers of race glaze nano wheel seal will give you 6 months+
just spray it on, leave a few mins and buff then 1h do the same again
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Is there anything I should give the wheels a good clean with first. They will have done 200 miles before I get a chance to do them a week on Saturday.
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As above, if you want completely hassle free maintenance, a ceramic coating is the way to go

Did mine with C5 2 weeks ago, that's them sorted for 18-24 months

Make sure you deep clean (wheel cleaner), decontaminate (fallout remover) and panel wipe before application, but they will look awesome afters



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A good wheel cleaner that you're used before should do - I seem to remember if you are applying C5 though, they need to be very clean...
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Wow hereisphilly. That is one fine looking wheel

Unfortunately I will have to do my wheels when the car is on the drive. So not really in control of the elements and access to the whole wheel is difficult etc. Is C5 application still doable?

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