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Do you guys wax your rims?

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Do you folks wax your rims or just give em a once a week washing? Was planning on blitz-ing my rims. Is this worth it? Thanks for the help.
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Definitely. The biggest benefit is reduced effort cleaning off the brake dust. The wax keeps the dust from baking on to the rim.

Go for it!
I haven't yet, but plan to soon..I'm going to use some type of (undecided) polymer wax since it lasts alot longer.
Thanks guys, I should have asked this as well. Should you use a polymer based wax over a canuba based wax on the rims? Or does it not make a huge difference? Spending that kind of money on zaino to wax my rims scares me.
I think the main benefit with polymer is better resistance to heat... doesn't "melt" off the rims.
02330ci said:
Thanks guys, I should have asked this as well. Should you use a polymer based wax over a canuba based wax on the rims? Or does it not make a huge difference? Spending that kind of money on zaino to wax my rims scares me.
No, I don't really care about brake dust :dunno:

Also, I refuse to use tire shine :bigpimp:
same question

I asked the same kind of question on the 'I cleaned my wheels' post. If you have the painted and clear coated finish, would giving them a treatment with Mequair's Quick Wax or Quick Detailing Mist work okay for the low effort/cost?

If you go with the polymer, how many steps and which products are recommended?
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If you go with the polymer, how many steps and which products are recommended? [/B]
One step with most polymers, Zaino, I believe, is more of a science :D I'd skip the Quick Detail sprays, better to do a coat of wax then just keep them washed, the benefit of a waxed rim is ease of cleaning brake dust when washing it.
Other than Zaino, can you recommend an off the shelf polymer that I should try on rims?

I'm sticking with Blitz for the car (benefit to having a lighter color). I Blitzed the wheels ~ mid February and it appears to be gone:( :cry: The dust isn't coming off as easily as it used too:mad:
alee said:

I think the main benefit with polymer is better resistance to heat... doesn't "melt" off the rims.
I know Meguiar's has a polymer one, and Klasse is acrylic. Bavarian Autosport also sells a wheel wax that is supposed to be tolerant of high temperatures.

PM 325xiT said:
Other than Zaino, can you recommend an off the shelf polymer that I should try on rims?
And neither do the pounds :D (sorry for being off topic could not resist)
PM 325xiT said:

The dust isn't coming off as easily as it used too:mad:
I'm planning on trying out Meguiars Polymer Sealant... looks like a relatively inexpensive product.

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Hey buddy :mad:

Go run another 8 miles and keep to yourself;)

Rip - Is that decision based on some suggestions???
vexed said:


And neither do the pounds :D (sorry for being off topic could not resist)
Only decision so far is that Pep boys is 6 miles from my house, seems convenient at the moment. :)
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