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Old 24-08-2019, 10:47 AM   #1
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BH Auto-Wheel vs ceramic coating

Quick question to you knowledgeable chaps.....

Is it safe to use Bilt Hamber Auto-Wheel on alloys that have been ceramic coated? Don't want to strip the coating. TIA
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Wouldn’t of thought you’d need to use bh if they’ve been coated,just use shampoo
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Old 24-08-2019, 11:46 AM   #3
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Mine have C5 on them & I just use BH auto wash shampoo

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Old 24-08-2019, 12:40 PM   #4
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As comments above. Also surely if you're worried about it it stripping the ceramic coating, you've got to ask if the coating is any good in the first place?

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Old 25-08-2019, 07:40 AM   #5
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Lots of myths here about ceramic coatings.

They arent that good, wheels still need cleaning properly and fully. Depending on the pad material the car uses they can be no better than a wheel wax, or sometimes worse for holding on to dirt. They protect well sure, but aren't 'phobic' to everything.

They can be damaged by strong acids and alkalis. Ceramics generally can handle pH 2 to 13 for short periods, not much good if the cleaner is 1 or 14, as many acid or alkali based cleaners are. They can be damaged by weak alkalis if contact time is long or heat is high, see bird lime and water spot damage.

BH auto wheels is pH 'adjusted' according to BH. I guess that means neutral since they say its not acid or alkali based. Whether the other ingredients can damage a coating Im not sure. Fallout removers arent supposed to strip ceramics. Ive never had problems with Auto Wheels.
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Old 31-08-2019, 12:50 PM   #6
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As above would recommend against applying BH Auto Wheel to a ceramic coating that is still working as intended - likewise I believe when used neat, Surfex can interfere with the beading properties... I avoid putting anything other than PH neutral shampoo on them.
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