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Offline leedriver

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Best protection on chrome?
« on: April 20, 2009, 01:00:12 PM »
I am getting ready to put back custom wheels back on for the year and had a quick question.... I just polished them with Meguiar's Hot rims chrome polish, which seems to be pretty good stuff - leaves a crazy shine, and was wondering what would be the best thing I could put on them for a little more protection? I have NXT paste, NXT2.0, M16, M26, natty's red and white, EX-P, and a few spray waxes. I use Mother's spray wax after washes to dress them up a little, but figured while they were off I'd go a step farther...

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Re: Best protection on chrome?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 01:33:23 PM »
I'd use Wheel Sealant as a first choice, but if you want to use what you have, then I'd go with EX-P and stay away from anything with wax in it.
Wax and heat don't mix and wax will also mute the shine as well as attract more dirt when warm.
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Re: Best protection on chrome?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 04:11:55 PM »
Funny you mention that since I have been debating sending you a PM about PB wheel sealant.... I do have a tub of that stuff. The first time I used it I only applied 1 coat to see what it was like, and it seemed to attract brake dust like CRAZY. I see that it says 2 or 3 coats will make it repel brake dust even better, does this hold true??
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Re: Best protection on chrome?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 05:25:29 PM »
I've been using Optimum Opti Seal a lot lately on customer vehicles.  This had great durability and is really cost effective, you barely use any at all on wheels.

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Re: Best protection on chrome?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 08:45:54 PM »
Funny you mention that since I have been debating sending you a PM about PB wheel sealant.... I do have a tub of that stuff. The first time I used it I only applied 1 coat to see what it was like, and it seemed to attract brake dust like CRAZY. I see that it says 2 or 3 coats will make it repel brake dust even better, does this hold true??

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I got the same results... I'm due to give the ol' girl another lil detail and will do the 2 or 3 coats like it says, but wondered the same thing if 2 or 3 would give better results then just 1 coat...  :punch:
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Re: Best protection on chrome?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 07:34:12 AM »
I think you have the wrong idea about wheel sealant ...it's not going to prevent brake dust, it's there to protect the wheel. "If your vehicle puts out a lot of brake dust change to ceramic pads, if you do get brake dust, the Wheel Sealant makes it very easy to clean the wheel. Yes, 2-3 coats will make the brake dust not stick as much , but it not prevent. By using Wheel Sealant every 3-5 months, the wheels should come clean with just a light wash and no harsh chemicals will be needed.
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