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Old 27-04-2018, 09:51 AM   #1
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New diamond cut alloy protection

Hi all. Looking to collect my new MK7.5 VW Golf GTI in the next couple of weeks and I've ordered it with the optional 19" Brescia alloys wheels which are gloss black with diamond cut faces (I know )

To keep them looking as good as possible when I do the car detail after collection, I'd like to seal and protect the wheels, and was wondering what people suggested ? To be honest, it needs to be pretty price effective as after paying for the car I won't have a lot of money anymore

It needs to be fairly easy and quick to apply and most importantly to be able to be seen (where I've been). I say that as used a sealant some years ago (sorry can't remember it's name) and it went on like water and TBH I couldn't' really see what areas of the wheels I'd covered and which parts I hadn't.

Also, as I don't have a garage to detail the car in, it needs to be a product that's pretty much wipe on wipe off (in case it rains later in the day). I've seen some products that either need infrared lights to cure them or needs 12-24 hours "curing" before getting them wet, and I'm not sure I can guarantee this ?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 27-04-2018, 09:57 AM   #2
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I use Raceglaze Nano wheel sealant - very easy to apply / remove, 2 applications approx 1 hr apart and you get about 6 month protection.

a 250ml bottle isn't expensive and lasts a long time - think I've used about a 3rd bottle in 12 months on a few cars
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Old 27-04-2018, 10:27 AM   #3
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Was about to ask the same question. Interested to hear what others recommend. Im currently using Finish Kare 1000P but it doesnt seem to stop the brake dust from sticking to my alloys
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Old 27-04-2018, 10:30 AM   #4
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C5

Ive just acquired some of these https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ra...2HysmHnne242M:

And I applied 2 coats of C5 faces and barrels then 2 coats of NANO wheel seal.

3 coats of Pearl mixed 1:1 for the tires, I've not fitted them yet but it should give a good amount of protection.

One top tip for Machined faced or Diamond cut is not to run them in the winter as the salt will get into the smallest of chips in the lacquer and corrode the hell out of the alloy underneath
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I use Raceglaze Nano wheel sealant - very easy to apply / remove, 2 applications approx 1 hr apart and you get about 6 month protection.

a 250ml bottle isn't expensive and lasts a long time - think I've used about a 3rd bottle in 12 months on a few cars
I've ordered some of this. How do I apply it? Wash wheels, spray the sealant on, let it sit and rinse off? Or should I spray it on, rub it on with a clorh and then rinse?
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I've ordered some of this. How do I apply it? Wash wheels, spray the sealant on, let it sit and rinse off? Or should I spray it on, rub it on with a clorh and then rinse?
spray it on clean dry rims then leave a few mins and buff, then 1h later do the same again i use it too
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spray it on clean dry rims then leave a few mins and buff, then 1h later do the same again i use it too
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I've ordered some of this. How do I apply it? Wash wheels, spray the sealant on, let it sit and rinse off? Or should I spray it on, rub it on with a clorh and then rinse?

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spray it on clean dry rims then leave a few mins and buff, then 1h later do the same again i use it too

As above. Really easy to use and very effective.
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Old 27-04-2018, 10:26 AM   #9
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Gtechniq C2v3 is my protectant of choice for both sets of diamond cut wheels. Need a thorough decon first, and then some panel wipe but after that it’s pretty much spray on , wipe around and buff. Repeat for best coverage. Using a small foam pad for application means the product spreads easily and you can be sparing with the amount applied.

After that it can be diluted 50% and used as a drying aid/top up after your normal wash routine.

Beads well, shufugs off a fair amount of dirt and makes washing wheels a lot easier.

Pick a dry day to apply, so you might have to wait a few weeks!

A100ml spray bottle should coat 4 wheels easily and give enough left over, once diluted down, for a few top up sessions

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Old 27-04-2018, 11:02 AM   #10
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Best thing to protect diamond cut face is powdercoat

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