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Wheel protector for 2 tone alloys

Discussion in 'Autocare, Detailing, Valet, Product reviews' started by micky., Jun 21, 2020.

  1. micky.

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    I’ve always used Autoglym wheel protector, but apparently it isn’t suitable for the 19” AMG rims on my e350 as they have grey highlights. Can anyone recommend something?
     
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    Hi

    I use either Carpro Dlux which has currently lasted well over 12 months or more recently wowo's crystal sealant, which is said to last around 6 months, but can't confirm as only recently done so.
     
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    Cheers Andy, and they're both ok on grey and silver alloys are they?
     
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    I just use the same as on the car (usually AG SRP and Turtle Wax).
     
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    I have the 2 tone alloys, been using the same protector as the car - 3 years now and they are still perfect (although a little dirty)

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    Cheers Rory. So what product have you put on your alloys?
     
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    I started using the Carlack range (good protection)which was fine but not a great gloss on a white car. I have used the new TurtleWax Hybrid Solutions Cermanic range for a few months now and am very happy with that. TW say if properly applied it will last 12 month I'd be happy with 6. It seems to clean very well.

    I don't usually recommend products as there are so many differing opinions & so many products that it becomes confusing.

    However, I have a friend that uses this on his Porsche wheels and swears by it & seems to get good reviews as well - I cant be bothered with having to dig out another product to do the wheels.
    https://www.raceglaze.co.uk/race-gl...oy-wheel-protector-large/customer-reviews-tab

    Another gratuitous picture - gloss (also on clean wheels) with the TW.
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    Great, thanks. Don't worry about the pics, you're car looks amazing!
     
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    Both should be fine.
     
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    I use Chemical Guys Wheel Guard - very easy on / off application, and has proved very good on last car (two-tone, with diamond cut face), and on both summer & winter wheels on current car.
     
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    Cheers, thanks for the suggestion. I bought a couple of cans of Wonder Wheels, so I’ll give them a go once it stops raining!
     
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    Oh right. I bought it on the basis of very good online reviews. What did it do to your alloys?
     
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    It's just very aggressive. If you have heavily contaminated wheels, and don't let it dwell very long... but as above, I tend not to use it either.

    I've been using Auto Finesse for the last couple of years, and finding that quite good.
     
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    So that would be the wheel cleaner you used? I’ve bought the wheel protector, not the cleaner, so hopefully it won’t cause the same problems.
     
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    Seemed to compromise the lacquer, then moisture gets in and corrosion sets in.
     
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    My E400d estate has 20" two tone, diamond cut AMG wheels and gets the RG Iron Pro + the sealant treatment every time. Iron Pro really does show any "residue" and the nano sealant ensures they don't stick.

    Used the Iron Pro Cleaner neat the first time thereafter I diluted it 50/50 with water as recommended by Raceglaze.

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    Indeed, was referring to GJP's post.

    Protector should be fine, although never used it.

    For future reference, I used Carplan Alloy Wheel Protector on some alloys I put on my Defender years ago - fantastic stuff!

    Could literally hose muck off.
     
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