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Old 04-27-2002, 12:33 AM   #1
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Question WheelWax (from WheelWax.com) vs. Mother's or Meguiar's Polish

First of all, will waxing/polishing the wheels helps protect the rims (especially clear-coated rims) from brake dust, etc?

I remember reading a thread from a while back which states that brake dust will actually stick to the wax/polish and etched into the wheels.

Now, if wax/polish does help, which is the better product to use...WheelWax (can be purchased from Tirerack too) or Mother's Clear Coat Wheel Polish? And what about the Meguiar's products?

Or should I just use the wax I use for my car and not bother with these "special" wheel wax/polish?
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Old 04-27-2002, 02:40 AM   #2
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All Meguires stuff is good .....thats all i have to say about that ....Zaino bros for the car polish though

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Old 04-27-2002, 08:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: WheelWax (from WheelWax.com) vs. Mother's or Meguiar's Polish

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First of all, will waxing/polishing the wheels helps protect the rims (especially clear-coated rims) from brake dust, etc?

I remember reading a thread from a while back which states that brake dust will actually stick to the wax/polish and etched into the wheels.

Now, if wax/polish does help, which is the better product to use...WheelWax (can be purchased from Tirerack too) or Mother's Clear Coat Wheel Polish? And what about the Meguiar's products?

Or should I just use the wax I use for my car and not bother with these "special" wheel wax/polish?
Yes, it will definitely help protect your rims and I just use the same wax I use on the car. It works fine.

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Old 04-27-2002, 02:56 PM   #4
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Carnuba-based waxes typically break down very quickly on wheels due to the higher temps . . . protecting your wheels is a good idea, but I would suggest a polymer sealant such as Meguiar's #20 or Liquid Glass. Higher-end "boutique" sealants such as Zaino, Klasse, or BlackFire will work as well, but they're a bit pricey for just a wheel sealant (although excellent on the rest of your paint, check 'em out).

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Old 04-28-2002, 04:25 AM   #5
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waxing the wheels is a good idea. just be sure to clean it very well. just use meguiar's instand wheel cleaner. it runs out pretty quick, but it's good.
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Old 04-28-2002, 07:22 AM   #6
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How about Zymol cleaner wax?
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Old 04-28-2002, 09:39 AM   #7
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STI RDY,

Thanks for the posting. The replies are helpful. Taking care of nice wheels can really pay off in terms of the aura the car portrays.

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Old 04-28-2002, 02:05 PM   #8
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Thanks guys for the info...

So, I guess the consensus so far is to wax the wheels with a good polymer-based wax (as the carnuba-based ones can't take the heat).

WheelWax has carnuba wax in it...so makes me wonder how the stuff will hold up now? Does Tirerack selling them gives them a "good" endorsement that they are indeed good?

And what exactly is in the Mother's wheel polish? Is it a polish or some type of sealant?
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Old 04-28-2002, 02:06 PM   #9
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No problem Goodfinder. You are absolutely right about taking good care of the wheels. That's what I am trying to do, if possible...


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Thanks for the posting. The replies are helpful. Taking care of nice wheels can really pay off in terms of the aura the car portrays.

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