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Old 04-13-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Armorall Wheel Protectant???

Im not an Armorall fan but seen this online and was wondering if anyone has tried it? Plus they are giving you a full rebate on the product just download the rebate from the site and send in with reciept. One thing Im kind of worried about is does it only work on painted wheels? Let me know your opinions or if you have tried it. Here is a short video Armorall has on there site and the download for the full rebate.

http://armorall.com/products/view_pr...gory_index=new
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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I will never put any Armor-All products on my car.

Get some 'Wheel Guard' from Chemical Guys. It's worth it.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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Looks like some sort of spary on sealant or wax. I cannot vouch for or against it, all I can say is wheels require high heat resistant sealants because they are right down there next to your brakes which get CRAZY hot, that radiating heat easily melts and flashes off non-heat resistant sealants.

Judging from the fact that this is in a spray on can, and the video doesn’t present results in a real world test, IE actually driving under conditions that heat up your brakes like stop and go driving, I would lean towards something more traditional for sealing my wheels like Simes has already suggested.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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Armor all is crap. Dont bother.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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why not try, whats it cost as much a large pizza i say try it and post a review
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:25 PM   #6
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I bought two cans to test out. From what other detailers are saying on other forums, it's a pretty decent product. I'd normally never, ever put anything Armor All on my cars, or customer cars.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:40 PM   #7
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Here is what Im guessing Amorall did. They took this product and just rebadged the can to say Armorall Wheel Protectant
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:07 PM   #8
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^ cool story bro. The wheel protect isn't that much at Wal-Mart, I'll give it a try.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:02 PM   #9
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Armor all is crap. Dont bother.
Truth... I won't use that product on neither my 240 nor my scooby!
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:55 PM   #10
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Yeah, I can see this stuff not working. Best to just move on, especially if you have painted wheels, IMO. All you need is for this stuff to discolor your wheels or stain/spot them. No thanks.

Just let the wheels get dirty (no matter what, it's inevitable) and wash them, perhaps more often.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:44 AM   #11
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Yeah, I can see this stuff not working. Best to just move on, especially if you have painted wheels, IMO. All you need is for this stuff to discolor your wheels or stain/spot them. No thanks.

Just let the wheels get dirty (no matter what, it's inevitable) and wash them, perhaps more often.
Keeping a sealant on the wheels makes cleaning them MUCH easier. Ever spend 4 hours removing baked on brake dust with a tooth brush and some toxic chemical? Not fun and will not repeat.

Once the wheels are cleaned up, I've used Klasse All In One to protect them. I've also used carnauba with good results.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:24 PM   #12
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Keeping a sealant on the wheels makes cleaning them MUCH easier. Ever spend 4 hours removing baked on brake dust with a tooth brush and some toxic chemical? Not fun and will not repeat.
....agreed.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #13
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I dont know about the rest of you, but that video was convincing to me... it is free to try (with a mail in rebate) and if it doesnt work, then I wont use it.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:27 PM   #14
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Armor all is crap. Dont bother.
agreed.
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