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Old 21-02-2018, 01:39 PM   #21
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I've never used a washmitt or buckets on wheels. If just a simple clean, then snowfoam and rinse is enough. Sometimes I break out the wheel brushes and clean them. Even when I need to decontaminate the wheels, I still resort to brushes for cleaning and agitation of product. If the wheels need drying, I'll use MF towels and same for buffing off LSP.
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Old 21-02-2018, 01:50 PM   #22
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My coated wheels are 90% clean just after a pressure wash. I have one bucket filled with shampoo, incredibrush and wheel mitt. I do the same method as Matt at obsessed garage, rinse what ever tool I'm using with the pressure wash before it goes back into the bucket.
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Old 22-02-2018, 02:53 AM   #23
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For the same reason you use brushes on wheel that you wouldn’t dream of touching your paint with, wheels coatings are harder than paint, and get dirtier too.

Actual technique depends on the wheels and what’s on them, gloss black take more care, standard silver powder coat not a problem, ceramic coated wheels shouldn’t end any more than norma” bodywork shampoo. On my own standard alloys I tfr with the rest of the car then pw off, check for any tar spots and treat then snow foam and pw again, if done regularly that’s usually enough. If they are particularly dirty and I have to break out the brushes then I’ll use one bucket with wheel soap (AF Revolution) and do them whilst the snow foam is dwelling on the rest of the car. After each wheel I’ll rinse both it and the brush at the same time, keeping the wash water clean.
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Old 22-02-2018, 06:24 AM   #24
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Just one one for me, I use tfr with fallout remover or alloy cleaner, then wash with bodywork shampoo. All topped off with qd, out polish if necessary.

Never had a problem after that lot.
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Old 22-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #25
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Why only one bucket for wheels?

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I had that on a previous car, but still used to clean my wheels properly as well. Not everything gets removed by the jet wash. Much the same as when you have a coating on the bodywork - you still need more than just a jet wash to get rid of all the dirt.

I think car manufacturers need to make more 5 spoke wheels though - the less intricate, the better!

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Unless it’s been a long time since a wash - yes the jet wash does remove everything!

If it has been a while though, i give the wheels a quick blast of snowfoam and agitate with a brush - using a single bucket with water and shampoo for the brush. Rarely need to though. The C5 really is that good! Thinking back, I think those multispoke speedlines had 2 coats of the stuff - one from me, and another when KDS detailed the car.


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Old 22-02-2018, 10:13 AM   #26
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Unless it’s been a long time since a wash - yes the jet wash does remove everything!

If it has been a while though, i give the wheels a quick blast of snowfoam and agitate with a brush - using a single bucket with water and shampoo for the brush. Rarely need to though. The C5 really is that good! Thinking back, I think those multispoke speedlines had 2 coats of the stuff - one from me, and another when KDS detailed the car.


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How often do you ash the car then? I always found that a decent amount of dirt remained. Especially around the backs of the spokes where the most brake dust accumulates. And I applied two layers of coating back there too.

My current car just has Poorboy's wheel sealant on the faces because I can't be bothered to remove the wheels and apply a sealant.

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I think car manufacturers need to make more 5 spoke wheels though - the less intricate, the better!
5 spokes is overkill!



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5 spokes is overkill!



I'd go for a one spoke of they did it. No need to remove the wheels to apply a sealant then!

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Old 22-02-2018, 07:29 PM   #29
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How often do you ash the car then? I always found that a decent amount of dirt remained. Especially around the backs of the spokes where the most brake dust accumulates. And I applied two layers of coating back there too.

My current car just has Poorboy's wheel sealant on the faces because I can't be bothered to remove the wheels and apply a sealant.

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Not that often - a month can go by between washes in winter.

Perhaps it makes a difference that the gtechniq was applied either when the wheels were brand new (current wheels), or straight after a refurb (the speedlines pictured).

Either way - saves me a lot of hassle!


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4bm for me and i makes sure pressure washed off before I touch them
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