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Wheel Protection

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by johno2004, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. johno2004

    johno2004 Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
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    Hi,

    I have just put on my new AMG alloys and tyres and would like to know if there is any simple spray on solution you can apply after washing for the winter months to protect them from all the salt.

    Thanks
     
  2. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Your Mercedes:
    2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
    A hard wax is made for the wheels, not much else you can do, and I never ever use a wheel cleaner, but in all fairness I do use Ceramic brake pads with no metal in them.
     
  3. Rory

    Rory Senior Member

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  4. Rotorhead500

    Rotorhead500 Senior Member

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    Your Mercedes:
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    Currently using Autoglym, but have used Car Plan Alloy Wheel Protection - the latter on alloys on my old Landy Defender..... It really was very effective! Gave the Landy alloys a good spray before they even went on, and the whole rim came up well each and every time...... Even the hard-to-reach inner surfaces.

    Sadly the alloys on my C-Class probably do not warrant treatment in their current state! :(
     
  5. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Yes the wheels on some Mercedes do leave a lot to be desired in the way that they are finished
     
  6. kamalpatel12448

    kamalpatel12448 Senior Member

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    C63 W204 (2008) and C240 W202 (1999)
    I hear the Gtech stuff is good, but using up the AG Extra Gloss, which is a sealant first and seems to be okay. What the car today and it is black and it cleaned up very easily.
    Kamal
     
  7. tode

    tode Senior Member

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    I waxes my wheels with Swissvax Autobahn in November last year, and they were impeccable when washed last week. :)
    Very good stuff, although a little pricey. :(
     

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