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Old 13-06-2018, 08:28 AM   #21
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I use bilt hamber auto wheel/water a 50/50 mix once a month to give them a boost (makes it cheaper) but shampoo the rest of the time, doesn't appear to effect my Race Glaze nano seal. Only use neat auto wheel if they are really filthy which is rare with the sealant or when it's time to re-apply sealant.
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Old 13-06-2018, 11:22 AM   #22
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If wheels have C5 or Gyeon Rim, shampoo is all that's needed. If they get really black then W6 fallout remover can be used every month or so and this lifts the brake dust. This has least impact on the C5/Rim IME.

Wheel cleaners, alkaline or acid, will impact nano coatings. Defeating their objective.

Here's my routine (gloss black wheels C5 coated):

Pre Wash
If you want to help things along, then a pre wash squirt of Citrus PW, then after snow foam and then dwell, will help to loosen before initial pressure wash.

Extra Pre Wash (very 4-6 weeks if had used)
Spray wheels and calipers with W6, work around and behind with small boars hair brush, use large wheel woolly sprayed with W6 and some APC, into the barrels. Rinse.

2BM Wash
Normal shampoo (Gyeon bathe) with soft noodle mitt. Rinse.

Now and again I finish with spray of WetCoat, then pressure wash away.

This way My C5 lasts usually a year - unless the Alloy Wheel Fairy visits and I need to get a refurb, then I strip polish and recoat. Will be trying Gyeon rim next.

I used to loathe cleaning alloys, now with this routine I really enjoy it - most of crud is gone before 2BM and so my wash/rinse water stays very clean

I shudder that I used to use Wonder Wheels in past. Although i do keep some 6:1 Billberry wheel cleaner and an EZ brush for when my daughter wants her car washing...
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Old 13-06-2018, 03:47 PM   #23
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Autoglanz Alkalloy is a fantastic product. Dilution ratios can be adjusted from light to heavy cleaning based on whats needed.
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