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Just wondering if waxing your wheels helps to keep them clean or makes them easier to clean - mainly to get rid of 'orrible brake dust which seems to get ground in.

Also, if it helps, what makes does anyone use? Halfords do a turtle wax one called "Polish and protect kit" - any good?

Or can I just use my normal body wax, meguires gold class?
 

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In the past i have just used car wax on my wheels,and this really does help,but needs to be applied fairly often,as it does wear off,but then i would think the same would apply to "wheel wax" aswell.

As far as polish goes,i personally do not rate the more expensive car waxes,as i have tried Mer,Autoglym,Meguirs etc,and do not think they are any better than Halfords own Showroom Polish,which goes on really easily,comes off really easily and gives a really good shine,and it's only ?4.99.

It also seems to last quite well,as both my vehicles get washed at least twice a week,and if i do not have anymore time,i wax at least once a month.
 

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I've tried Turtle Wax Polish and Protect kit. Its not very good - its slower than claying and polishing, the wheel cleaner kit is no better than Wonder Wheels. I clay my alloys (one I keep for alloys only) and finish of with Mer Wheel wax. Its ok for a wheel wax - I'm sure that other waxes would better but the main thing is to clay.

I was sceptical about claying wheels but its well worth it. It takes some time to get the hang of it but for me it means I can be lazy for a few months and get my wheels back to very shiny and clean very little effort.
 

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I've used Hyper Tourismo Wheel Wax and its pretty good stuff. Put about three-four coats on a clean wheel and it leaves is protected for about 6 months [Y]

Can't remember where I got mine from though.... Anybody care to jog my memory?
 

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I've used Hyper Tourismo Wheel Wax and its pretty
good stuff. Put about three-four coats on a clean wheel and it leaves
is protected for about 6 months [Y]

Can't remember where I got mine from though.... Anybody care to jog my memory?
Did you buy it through a forum member?

Im sure thats how I got mine.

Bushy seems to ring a bell though could be completely wrong!!
 

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Bushy... Yes that rings a bell... We best not go there after the fiasco some members had with his company last time.

I'm sure someone else sells its, just can't remember who?!
mmmm Bushy completely lost the plot which was a shame - it took Rich R1GTi to doorstep him! www.extremecarcare.co.uk is the company to avoid.

My supply has now run out. I was going to give the Turtle Wax Extreme product sold at Halfords a go, now that at just have regular painted Anni wheels.[:(] I think it has had good feedback from others.

It seems http://www.cleanandshiny.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=9363 stock the Wheel Wax (made by "Hyperturismo")
 

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I've still got my tub of Hyper turismo wheel wax, which I got from bushy 2 years ago or more!! haha

anyways, yeah it's good stuff, but I wouldn't recommend u go out
and buy it espeically... Any wax is just the same in my
opinion. Wheel wax doesnt seem to do anything different to say
Autoglym or any other cheepo wax!
 

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I've still got my tub of Hyper turismo wheel wax, which I got from bushy 2 years ago or more!! haha

anyways, yeah it's good stuff, but I wouldn't recommend u go out and buy it espeically... Any wax is just the same in my opinion. Wheel wax doesnt seem to do anything different to say Autoglym or any other cheepo wax!
I found the wheel wax to be thicker than normal wax - it also contains a lot more oils than normal waxes - this is probably how it manages to create a good barrier against brake dust etc.
 

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2 things,

firstly I think Bushy has sold extremecarcar to someone else and I believe he is not in the loop anymore,

Secondly, there is always the Swissol AutoBahn Wheel Wax, which has PTFE in it as well, to make a nice barrier on the wheels against the dirt and brake dust.

Also remember that whatever wax you use on the wheels, if you use a wheel cleaner afterwards then the wax is normally removed. You should only need soapy wash mix after you wax the wheels to wash them. Failing that, just get some virosol and use a diluted mix of that to clean the wheels.
 

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If I did get some of that Wheel Wax (the one in an above post) my Meguires car shampoo shouldn't wash it off should it?

Thats what I normally do my wash with, wheels too, have never used a wheel cleaner (like Wonder Wheels) on tham so far - maybe thats why they're so filthy!

This thread is really to take care of my new ones I've ordered when they arrive, then give my current ones a real good going over when I swap them and they're off the car.

What about MC2 multiclean - is that likely to take wax off?

Obviously it's gonna slowly come off and need occasional re-application, just dont wanna wash it all completely off each week, and have to re-wax.......cos that could take some time!
 

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I've used Autoglym alloy wheel seal and Swissol Autobahn wheel wax and both are good, Autoglym is a spray on sealant. Poorboy's wheel wax and DP Wheel Glaze is also very good too. Autoglym is only ?4.99 from Halfords, Swissol wheel wax is ?19.90, Poorboy's is ?11.95 and DP is ?11.95 too.

Out of them all I'd say Poorboy's or DP are the best.

http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/exterior-wheel-tyre-care-c-21_27.html
 

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That looks like a good shop!

Looking at the DP wheel wax, it says dont clean your wheels or it will remove the wax.......how do you get rid of muck on them then?

Is this the case for any wheel wax, that normal (car shampoo) cleaning will strip the wax off?
 

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Bump!

That shop with the Hyperturismo wax has said stock due in 1 -2 days for 2 weeks now.......something tells me I aint gonna be getting some of that [:(]

What about normal Megs gold class, or that DP wheel wax from above post - will normal shampoo washing strip it all off my wheels, after all shampoo dont take it off the bodywork does it.
 

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The current AutoExpress has a group test on Wheel Wax's.

If memory serves correctly, Muc Off won the group test (?20 or 30 but you got extras like brushes and stuff), but Autoglym were commended due to the excellent price (?4.99).
 
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