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Old 26th May 2021, 22:21   #1
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I've just dropped off a set 18" straights to be completely re-furbed and when I get them back and before I put them back on the car is there anything I can apply to the surfaces to help protect/preserve/enhance the surface finish?
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Old 26th May 2021, 22:33   #2
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Just a good coat of the wax of your choice Roy, the key is to wash them regularly and keep any muck off them.
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Where have you got them in for a re-furb at please?

I'd like my 11 spokes doing at some point.
Any photo's when you get them back would be great please!
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I find Autoglym Alloy Wheel Seal good. It doesn't keep the dirt off, but it is easy to wash off as it doesn't stick. Expensive though now - used to be £6.99, now up to £11.00.
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Hi,

This is good stuff. Don't be put off by the small amount. It's used very sparingly. Note that the wheels need to be kept indoors for 12 hours to allow the coating to properly cure.

https://www.gtechniq.co.uk/shop/auto...-wheel-armour/

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[QUOTE=AndyN01;2883681]Hi,

This is good stuff. Don't be put off by the small amount. It's used very sparingly. Note that the wheels need to be kept indoors for 12 hours to allow the coating to properly cure

At the price it would need to last for the 2 years quoted. Does it? Also quite difficult to have the wheels indoors if you don't have a garage! I'll stick to my Autoglym which has served me well on numerous cars for the past 10 years with reapplication only needed every 3-4 months.
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Where have you got them in for a re-furb at please?

I'd like my 11 spokes doing at some point.
Any photo's when you get them back would be great please!
East coast powder coating in Hull also known as Alloy wheels (all within the same premises)

They are due for collection on the 4th, I'll post a few pics when I get them back.

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