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Scooby
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Gts spiders

Post by Scooby » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:52 am

The matt black wheels are really doing my head in
They were coated as part of detailing but evertime i clean them they look awful
My question is
Has anyone had there wheels painted gloss and are they easier to keep clean


MCDK
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Re: Gts spiders

Post by MCDK » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:26 am

I have gloss black 21” Classics. They are very easy to clean and look great when just washes but road dust after a mile or two leaves them looking dull.


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B737NGWS
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Re: Gts spiders

Post by B737NGWS » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:31 am

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I was very unsure about high gloss black wheels on our Mini JCW but our detailer polished them up and coated them in ceramic sealant and they are now very easy to clean. You just have to ensure you do not allow hard water spots to dry on so I towel dry them after washing. Matt black is certainly more difficult to maintain effectively.


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Guy
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Re: Gts spiders

Post by Guy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:42 am

Scooby wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:52 am
The matt black wheels are really doing my head in
They were coated as part of detailing but evertime i clean them they look awful
My question is
Has anyone had there wheels painted gloss and are they easier to keep clean
Couldn't you simply get the matt wheels lacquered? Isn't a gloss finish simply lacquered matt?


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Paul
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Re: Gts spiders

Post by Paul » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Not a direct answer re gloss painting, but I’ve recently switched to Bilt Hamber wheel cleaner which I spray on once I’ve given the wheels a quick power wash.

Leave to dwell while I do the rest of the car and then finish off with wheel woolies. You do have to dry them off and I them smear on some quick detailer and I find them fine (until next time!)
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Mike and his Macan
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Re: Gts spiders

Post by Mike and his Macan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 pm

I switched to this product after it winning auto express test... but I’m sure I only paid £10? Great product will not change .... also wheel Woollys are fantastic.
Macan GTS.Vol/ grey turbo 21s, Bose, Panroof, heated seats and steering wheel, 18 way seats, gar/ red belts, LEDs, light comf mem, privacy glass, compass, 18 spare wheel, aluminium inserts, auto dim mirrors, smoke pack,r/rails,p/assis. May 2018 pickup


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Re: Gts spiders

Post by Col Lamb » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:18 pm

We have had members who have had their wheels sprayed/powder coated.

Do a search and you may find their posts.
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Re: Gts spiders

Post by Nuclear Nick » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:47 pm

There doesn't seem to be a quick and easy method of cleaning matt black wheels, or if there is I haven't found it yet! And just when you think you've got them clean you take the car for a spin to dry the brakes and you find the rusty water from inside the brake discs has sprayed all round the inside of the wheels! :evil:

So if I ever solve this one I'll let you know!
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Mike and his Macan
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Re: Gts spiders

Post by Mike and his Macan » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:27 am

Air vac?
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Re: Gts spiders

Post by MCDK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:39 am

Hot air vac or more commonly used dog dryer can help a lot when drying off wheels.


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