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blackdawg
03-06-2002, 05:46 AM
i've tried lots of things, including the "whee wax" sold by tirerack.

just thought i would see what everyone else has tried with success

wheels i could care less about shine, but i'm looking for durability: heat, plus brake dust are evil to the finish.

so....i'm thinking something polymer based then?

Guest84
03-06-2002, 07:15 AM
I'd go with polymer for both finish and wheels if:
A) your car sits outside (not garaged)
B) you have a full extreme 4 seasons (Lots of snow in the winter time)

Polymers are suppose to last longer (and my tests show they do). I still prefer carnauba's though because I don't mind throwing another coat of wax on after 3 months, and you can apply another coat within a few hours after the first.

I waxed my wheels in Oct with a carnauba-based wax and by dec. the wax was basically gone.

blackdawg
03-06-2002, 07:17 AM
so, what are you using on your wheels, then?

:-)

Guest84
03-06-2002, 07:23 AM
Nothing at the moment. This spring I'll put some Zymol I have left over on them.

blackdawg
03-06-2002, 07:29 AM
(laugh).

so your zymol is relegated to wheels now because other stuff is better for the paint, huh?

Dr. Phil
03-06-2002, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by blackdawg
so, what are you using on your wheels, then?

:-)
I've had some good luck with Blitz. It has really help with the cleaning time for brake dust etc.:thumb:

GTI
03-06-2002, 11:05 AM
I use Zaino Z2 on my wheels.

But I use the Rain-X wheel protectant after a wash. Just spray it on and let it dry. It coats the wheel until the next wash. Makes it even easier to clean.
Too bad I learn about this product late and they already discontinued it. I managed to grab the last bottle from Kmart 2 months ago.
It was like $5.99 each for a 16oz. spray bottle.
If you have spare and willing to part with let me know.

Guest84
03-06-2002, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by blackdawg
(laugh).

so your zymol is relegated to wheels now because other stuff is better for the paint, huh?

Hehe, well lets just say I prefer the results of P21S Carnauba on my paint finish to that of Zymol. :)

blackdawg
03-06-2002, 11:41 AM
i really like the p21S, too.

zymol is so darn user-unfriendly.

ism409
03-07-2002, 11:36 AM
I use 3M Perfect-It Show Car Paste Wax. It is Acrylic Silicone Fluoropolymer and lasts a long time. It is a great wax for wheels and does not cost a fortune.. check it out here: LINK (http://www.properautocare.com/pershowcarpa.html) :thumb:

blackdawg
03-07-2002, 11:41 AM
i got that stuff.

okay, i'll try that stuff.

i like it. i completely forgot i have that stuff since i've been using p21s.

k2modx3
03-07-2002, 03:32 PM
I use meguiars gold class wax on my wheels. I really like the finish it leaves so everytime i clean them, i clean them with that and then just buff it off. No problems and it looks great. The brake dust practically falls off.