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Old 23-02-2018, 10:15 AM   #31
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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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Hmm, I did the same with my wheels though. Brand new wheels that I had powder coated in gloss black, then I immediately wiped them down and applied wheel sealant in two coats, and then fitted to the car after the coating had cured. Similar story on my M135i wheels - car was only a few days old and has barely gone anywhere and wheels were thoroughly cleaned and decon'ed.

I used Carbon Collective Wheel Sealant, which may or may not be the same thing.

Either way, I've never found that a jet wash takes everything off. I've always needed to touch the car to get every last bit off.

Maybe I'm just unlucky?!

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Old 23-02-2018, 01:31 PM   #32
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Hang on - so you were using a different product!!

Try the gtechniq stuff - it’s like magic.

I’ve used other wheel sealants before and they were nowhere near as effective.


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Old 23-02-2018, 01:41 PM   #33
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Hang on - so you were using a different product!!

Try the gtechniq stuff - it’s like magic.

I’ve used other wheel sealants before and they were nowhere near as effective.


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Haha, I was under the impression it's the same stuff, even comes in an identical bottle. Hard to tell with all these clear liquids though, admittedly. We have some actual Gtechniq stuff at home that I bought for the wife's car, but we never got around to applying it. Can never find the time to pull all the wheels off to do it these days and her wheels are pretty stained now. What's a good cleaner to use if an iron fallout remover doesn't cut through everything? Wonder wheels? Or is that overkill?

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Old 23-02-2018, 08:35 PM   #34
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Excuse my ignorance but why do people use a dedicated bucket for wheels? Do they not rinse/wash the bucket out after? Is it because dirt/dust might linger in the bucket even after rinsing it?
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Excuse my ignorance but why do people use a dedicated bucket for wheels? Do they not rinse/wash the bucket out after? Is it because dirt/dust might linger in the bucket even after rinsing it?
Exactly that. Brake dust particles are nasty abrasive things and can stick to/linger in the bucket, even after a rinse. Many also use a dedicated mitt for the bottom half of the car, but I've not gone that far yet.

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Brake dust is mostly little bits of steel from pads and disks, and is sharp as . Keeping wheels and paint cleaning apparatus separate therefore a very good plan.

I do have a separate wash mitt for sills and underneath bumpers etc, but I go down to the bottom on the doors with my normal mitt (albeit they are the last bit to get washed).
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