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Hey, My gf just bought a 2000 NB GLS and we're taking it for its first wash and wax tommorow or sunday!:D My question is on how to protect the stock rims. I want to avoid haze because EVERY product I have used so far for rim cleaning has hazed it. Well anyhow, Im planning to use soap and water cause its not too dusty right now and I was wondering if I should wax the rim after I wash it. If so, what kind of wax (car wax? or is there a special one for just alloy rims). Someone told me Nu Finish would work but I would like a second opinion. THANKS!
 

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I user mother's wheel wax, I'm still looking at various options. I know you want a low-carnuba content since the wheels get so hot.

I've used meguires detail spray w/good results as well... but I think it wears off much faster than a real wheel wax would.

 

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American Racing Wheel Wax is different from wheel polishes because it is not a polish, it is a wax formulated with space age polymers and resins, a heat resistant sealant and carnauba wax, which provides the ultimate protection for wheels. There are no ingredients in American Racing Wheel Wax that are harmful to wheels or their finish. American Racing Wheel Wax is treated to provide long lasting protection and formulated for ease of application.

Just wipe on, let dry to a haze and wipe off. For maximum shine, rinse with cool water and buff to a high shine. After 24 hours, American Racing Wheel Wax changes the surface polarity of wheels to repel the brake dust and makes the wheels easier to clean. American Racing Wheel Wax is also designed to help combat the effects of road salt and harsh winter road chemicals used in the Snow Belt, however whenever contaminates get on wheels they should be removed as soon as possible to keep wheels as new looking as possible.

The sooner American Racing Wheel Wax protective treatment is applied to new wheels, the longer the wheels will stay in like-new condition. After applying Wheel Wax, clean wheels every week using only neutral pH car wash soap. In many cases you may only need to use a soft, damp, cotton towel to get the best results.

American Racing Wheel Wax was formulated to last longer on wheels then any other product on the market; however, the lasting power of American Racing Wheel Wax will depend on how often the wheels are cleaned, and what product is used to clean them. If wheels are cleaned on a regular basis with water or neutral pH car wash soap, American Racing Wheel Wax should be applied every month. If any other chemical, high pH soap or automatic car wash is used, then American Racing Wheel Wax should be applied after each wheel cleaning.

American Racing Wheel Wax must be applied liberally on clean, cool and dry wheels and spread evenly, let dry to a haze and then remove with a soft cotton towel or applicator. We recommend applying American Racing Wheel Wax to all wheels and then buffing the first wheel. The application process for polished aluminum or billet wheels is slightly different. Just apply American Racing Wheel Wax to polished aluminum or billet wheels and immediately buff to a high shine. It is not necessary to let American Racing Wheel Wax dry on polished aluminum to get the ultimate protection. Extending drying time on polished wheels may require more work to remove the haze. Buff off quickly for best results.

American Racing Wheel Wax will at least extend time in between wheel polishing and may eliminate the need to polish wheels. American Racing Wheel Wax has been formulated to add a protective barrier on wheels, which will repel harmful brake dust and road contaminates.

Remember: Treat the finish of your wheels as you would the finish of your car. Most alloy wheels today feature a painted and/or a clearcoat finish just like your vehicle's bodywork.
 

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I'll second the recommendation of Wheel Wax. Works great! (I'd type more, but Tom covered it all right from TireRack.com. :D

I rarely will quote an advertisement but in this case it's 100% true. This stuff rocks. :bigthumb:

Tom aka Fowvay

PS.. I even made the pic a link...hehehe :lol:
 

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Fowvay said:
I rarely will quote an advertisement but in this case it's 100% true. This stuff rocks. :bigthumb:

Tom aka Fowvay

PS.. I even made the pic a link...hehehe :lol:

It was you that convinced me to buy some in the first place! :bigthumb:

I didn't catch the link in the pic, nice job!



Now, if I can only keep the wife from curbing the rims, I'll be alright!
 

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Has anyone tried Wheel Wax on black rims? If so, how good of a job does it do repelling dust? Thanks in advance.
 

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Wheel Wax -

I've used wheel wax (the brand) wax on my wheels before - but it didn't last too long. It all depends on what kind of wheel you are waxing.

If you have stock alloy wheels with clear coat I recommend the Meguiar's NXT tech wax - easy on - easy off - and it lasts pretty long too (depending on how often you drive too!)



I wax my car and my wheels with it - just don't use the same pads...and if you have caked on brakedust that you can't get off - try using an old claybar that you won't ever use on paint!

good luck.

paul
 
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