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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:22 pm 
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Right, I've had another go with the Poorboys Wheel Sealant so will see how it goes this time. Hopefully better as I've done more prep work this time - cleaned them with AG Clean Wheels, then decontaminated with Auto Finesse Iron Out, polished with AG SRP, then 2 coats of the sealant.

This was my first experience of Iron Out - it quickly turned purple in numerous places, and the wheels looked great after I rinsed it off. Hopefully the sealant should bond to the surface better this time!

I'm getting a bit OCD with cleaning the alloys, its a bit sad when you are walking round looking at the state of other people's filthy brake dust-wrecked wheels and tutting [-X


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:47 pm 
The Poorboys sealant won't actually be bonding to the sufrace of the wheel...as you have used SRP which contains fillers and a sealant


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:06 pm 
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willington wrote:
The Poorboys sealant won't actually be bonding to the sufrace of the wheel...as you have used SRP which contains fillers and a sealant


So I would have been best NOT to polish the wheels first ? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:41 pm 
Polishing was a good idea...but next time use a pure polish so the sealant adheres directly to the wheel.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:48 pm 
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Do you mean like Gtechniq P1? I had a small bottle of that but its all gone.

Or are there wheel-specific 'pure polishes' that are good for use pre-sealant?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:03 pm 
If your wheels are painted, then you can use any paint polish. The P1 is a great polish for this job as it is 'pad dependent'.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:14 pm 
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Dave79 wrote:
willington wrote:
The Poorboys sealant won't actually be bonding to the sufrace of the wheel...as you have used SRP which contains fillers and a sealant


So I would have been best NOT to polish the wheels first ? :?


Firstly, don't panic :D

As most of us know, unless you put a protective layer over SRP it's not very durable, so applying the wheel sealant over it shouldn't cause any issues :mrgreen:

Did you purchase the AF wheel soap? If not, try to use a non-wax shampoo, when cleaning your wheels.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:04 am 
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No I didn't buy the AF wheel soap. I tend to just spray the AG clean wheels on before washing the rest of the car (with non-wax DJ Born To Be Mild)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:10 pm 
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Dave79 wrote:
No I didn't buy the AF wheel soap. I tend to just spray the AG clean wheels on before washing the rest of the car (with non-wax DJ Born To Be Mild)


Firstly, STOP using AG Clean Wheels, this will reduce the effectiveness of the wheel sealant :!:

You should just be washing your wheels with a shampoo solution.

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My wheel wash solution, with mitts, sponges, brushes & cloths

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Wheel rinsed with pressure washer

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Washed and rinsed

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No wheel cleaner was used in the cleaning of these wheels Image

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:01 pm 
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I'm learning something every time I come to the forum, so thanks!

So, you use wheel sealant to keep the brake dust at bay and make your wheels easier to clean each time you wash the car, BUT if you do use a sealant then its not a good idea to clean your wheels with a spray cleaner, and you just use shampoo instead?

But its still better to use a wheel-specific shampoo such as the AF Revolution one you linked to, than the shampoo I'd wash the rest of the car with (DJ Born To Be Mild) ?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:25 pm 
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I freely admit that I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to new(ish) products but I'm on my third bottle of the AF Wheel Soap and I have not washed any wheels, since I bought the original bottle, with anything else.

Taken from the CYC shop:-
"Autofinese Revolution Wheel Soap is a unique product that utilises a advanced deep cleaning wash solution designed to break down brake dust and road grime whilst being gentle to painted, polished, anodised and other specialist finishes. Auto Finesse Revolution Wheel Soap also helps in maintaining the life span of wheel sealants."

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:02 pm 
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AF Revolution wheel soap seems pretty good then. I'll order some. I was bored and googling and read numerous 'how to' guides on washing alloys. Most, if not all, involved spraying something onto the wheel and letting it dwell for a few minutes before agitating with brushes etc.

Example: http://www.incrediblydetailed.com/clean ... and-tires/

The Rev soap must be good if you don't even spray anything on first, you just have the soap solution and then a rinse bucket, yes?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:29 pm 
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I just have my wheel bucket to be honest, I rinse the brushes, etc. before I put them back into the bucket. My rinse bucket is only used for washing the paintwork. I don't want to risk putting anything I take off from the wheels, getting back onto the paintwork :!:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:48 pm 
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Just done the other car, deep clean of wheels with first Iron Out on those, loads of purple came off these! I tried to get to as much of the wheel as possible this time instead of being lazy and just doing the face. I got splattered like crazy whilst washing them with a brush.

Are the micro fibre wheel mitts and / or microfibre sponges good for using when shampooing your wheels? At least for the places that are easy to reach, I guess you don't get splattered as much?!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:10 am 
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My usual "weapons of choice are:-

1. Dodo Juice's Wheel Sponge. I use this for the wheel barrels and wheel face, allows you to get plenty of wash solution onto the wheels.

2. Autofinesse's Hog Hair Detailing Brushes (the larger one for the wheels). Wheel bolts, wheel spokes and wheel face.

3. Wheel Mitt. Between and behind wheel spokes

4. Swissvax MicroWash Cloth. A final wipe over of the entire wheel.

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