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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    Quote Originally Posted by glen e View Post
    I just did a new set of wheels for my Honda, right out of the box , with CquartzUK, and Reload. After an alcohol wash to start. They look great.
    Hey Glen ... did you replace the Camaro with the Honda?

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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

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    Ill be researching wheel coatings this weekend boys!

    I was gonna throw the wheels on and call it a day.

    I do have some Sonax ceramic coating too.

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    The only thought I have is that this particular coating has held up pretty well on the paint of my daily driver. You could give it a try and see how it holds up on the wheels. Sonax claims it is a 1 year coating but with Sonax BSD or Polymer Net Shield it can extend the life of the coating.
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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

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    The only thought I have is that this particular coating has held up pretty well on the paint of my daily driver. You could give it a try and see how it holds up on the wheels. Sonax claims it is a 1 year coating but with Sonax BSD or Polymer Net Shield it can extend the life of the coating.
    Good to hear. Iíve actually never spoken to anyone that has used the sonax ceramic coating.

    What else can I expect? I heard it is easy to use.

    So Iím thinking. Since the wheels are clear coated. Perhaps polish them first. Or do you guys recommend going over them with a clay mitt ? Then polish. Ceramic coat. Sonax polymer netshield ?


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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    Quote Originally Posted by SGM2008 View Post
    Hey Glen ... did you replace the Camaro with the Honda?
    yup, my back needs an ez in/out vehicle.....
    CquartzUK/reload on the wheels, essence/reload on the paint:
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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

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    Good to hear. I’ve actually never spoken to anyone that has used the sonax ceramic coating.

    What else can I expect? I heard it is easy to use.

    So I’m thinking. Since the wheels are clear coated. Perhaps polish them first. Or do you guys recommend going over them with a clay mitt ? Then polish. Ceramic coat. Sonax polymer netshield ?


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    it is really easy to use. It`s a two part coating. There is a recommended wait time of 1 hour between the base coat and gloss coat.

    Here is my ongoing review thread.

    https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...c-coating.html

    It is up to you if you want to polish the wheels. That will get the wheels prepped for the coating and will allow the coating to last longer. Claying is not a bad idea. I would also recommend some sort of prep wipe after polishing prior to coating them.

    To make it really simple you can use Sonax BSD every few washes. No need to add PNS right away. I have not used the new sonax spray and seal product but that is another option. All I know from speaking to the Sonax reps is that PNS and BSD share similar chemistry to the coating.
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    Amazing. Makes me happy to hear.

    The wheels are a major pain to polish. I was thinking of perhaps just doing it by hand to rid of fine scratches. Some old 85rd on a small pad.

    Wouldnít an alcohol wipe down be okay before the coating ?


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    I took some pics just now with flash in hopes of catching some marring

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    The lip is polished al. So I might throw some autosol on it


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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    Quote Originally Posted by Striker View Post
    Amazing. Makes me happy to hear.

    The wheels are a major pain to polish. I was thinking of perhaps just doing it by hand to rid of fine scratches. Some old 85rd on a small pad.

    Wouldn’t an alcohol wipe down be okay before the coating ?


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    Absolutely… If you can`t see any major Marring, which is hard to see with a polished wheel thats been cleared, just alcohol wash it and coat it.....I`ve done about 4 sets of wheels that way, when They come right out of the box.
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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    Glen- to make things trickier, they are brushed+clear coated. So they look pretty well flawless.

    I might do the alcohol wipe down followed by the coating.


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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    Striker- Isn`t the Clear a powdercoat?

    I gotta admit I no longer stress about light/moderate marring on "Polished"/"Machined Finish" wheels...I just don`t Sooner or later (mine like that were old ten years ago) they`re just not perfect anymore no matter how much I put into them.

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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

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    Wouldnít an alcohol wipe down be okay before the coating ?


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    If the wheels are brand new right out of the box a simple prep wipe is good enough. If they have been used then a decontamination and polish would be my recommendation
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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    Accumulator- I donít know to be honest w you ? Iíll have to double check.

    Iíll be costing them with sonax ceramic coating this week or next.

    All that aside- Iíve always used a ratio of 1:4 alcohol and water for panel wipe down.

    Is this sufficient ?


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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    Quote Originally Posted by Striker View Post
    I’ve always used a ratio of 1:4 alcohol and water for panel wipe down.

    Is this sufficient ?
    If it works for *you* then yeah it is

    But I use a Prep Product ( currently using up my AkyraKlean or whatever TOL calls their Prep Wash these days..and if coating I then with some solvent in case there`s a residue) as IPA never got Polishing Oils off all that well for me...but that`s just me and a lot of credible people swear by the IPA.

    The clear powdercoat(?) on my Machined Finish wheels is awfully tough stuff and/but I`m paranoid about compromising it. That`s why I find it pretty easy to just not care, but in your case everything might be different...guys like SGM2008, and presumably you, are keeping those wheels a lot nicer than I am. (My excuse- Hey, these are old DD wheels )

    Heh heh, guess you`ll have a better idea what that Clear really is once you`ve tried to correct it

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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    Iíll reach out to the wheel maker and see if itís powdered clear or just clear clear.




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    Re: What to protect expensive multi-spoke wheels with? (CCW content)

    I have alcohol washed clear powder coat-(Forgeline, and MMR), and also Honda, (which is clear coat paint). No difference .....they both take the coating fine......

    If you have a problem with IPA, use carpro Eraser......

    You are overthinking it......
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