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#3453327 - 08/12/14 10:45 AM wheel wax
jdeare Offline


Registered: 09/02/08
Posts: 437
Loc: midwest
Wondering of anyone has used this Wheel Wax product?

https://www.wheelwax.com/

Is it worthwhile, or should I just use regular car wax? This would be for stock Mazda wheels.

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#3453368 - 08/12/14 11:16 AM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
razel Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 476
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Have not used it. However, I have tested wax on my clearcoated machined alloy wheels just this year and it won't last very long. I'm talking 1-2 weeks at most.

Luckily both Meguiars and I think Armor All have come out with over the counter wheel spray coatings that are FAR better than wax. It's been at least 3-4 months and I feel no need to re-spray the Meguiar's Break Dust Barrier.

By the way, the most difficult part for me is identifying what my wheels surface is. For the longest time, I thought they were straight machined alloy and required metal polish. They are clearcoated. Most wheels tend to be painted/clearcoat so treat it like paint.

Best of luck.

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#3453371 - 08/12/14 11:19 AM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
jdeare Offline


Registered: 09/02/08
Posts: 437
Loc: midwest
I'll have to give one of those a try, I didn't even know they existed. I'm pretty sure mine are clearcoated also.

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#3453377 - 08/12/14 11:31 AM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 40215
Loc: New Jersey
Totally anecdotal evidence, I used to use this on my Chevy truck's wheels. They started to craze and yellow.

Again, totally anecdotal, may be irrelevant.

I used the pink poor boys wax on other wheels and personally like it better.

But take it for what you paid for this advice.

I've heard good things about rejex on wheels.

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#3453380 - 08/12/14 11:32 AM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
97tbird Offline


Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 9198
Loc: Fayetteville, NC
I use the pink poorboys' wheel wax stuff, sometimes on top of BlackFire Crystal seal. (painted/cc'd wheels)
Pretty good results so far.
Brake dust wipes off much easier.
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#3453393 - 08/12/14 11:47 AM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
razel Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 476
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Some tips... like paint/clearcoat you'll get longest durability if you prep beforehand. If you have any old clay, use that on the wheel. If you have clayed before, then more likely you'll also have polish. Use that after the clay.

Then grab some plastic grocery bags and use those to cover your break/caliper. Even though that part is not in the Meguiar's instructions, I only do that so that I don't have one less thing to worry about when spraying. I tossed on 3 very light coats.

If you screw up the Break Dust Barrier, apparently it comes right off using just rubbing alcohol. I have used it on polish bare aluminum wheels. I didn't like it. Perhaps my coat was too thick, but what impressed me was the coat survived different wheel cleaner and degreasers. The only way I got it completely off the aluminum wheel was to use a polish. I didn't try rubbing alcohol on it. I didn't know that was it's kryptonite at the time.


Edited by razel (08/12/14 11:51 AM)

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#3453398 - 08/12/14 11:53 AM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
97tbird Offline


Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 9198
Loc: Fayetteville, NC
Can the Meg's BDB used on top of a sealant or wax?
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#3453439 - 08/12/14 12:20 PM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
Phishin Offline


Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 2278
Loc: Indiana
Rejex on wheels. You can thank me later.
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#3453666 - 08/12/14 03:34 PM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
jdeare Offline


Registered: 09/02/08
Posts: 437
Loc: midwest
Thanks guys!

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#3453924 - 08/12/14 07:34 PM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19208
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Nothing beats Opti-Coat 2.0 or Opti-Coat Pro for wheels. Wheels clean up ridiculously easily and it lasts for years.

As an alternative, CarPro Hydr02 lasts a decent amount of time on wheels and is very quick and easy to apply.
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#3453961 - 08/12/14 08:07 PM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2273
Loc: West Michigan
Used the Meg's BDB on my mustang wheels when I had it. Extreme effective, period.
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#3454133 - 08/12/14 10:57 PM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
iahawk Offline


Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 110
Loc: Iowa
Use Rejex, works great and lasts a long time

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#3456253 - 08/15/14 10:35 AM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
jdeare Offline


Registered: 09/02/08
Posts: 437
Loc: midwest
Well, I can't find any of the products mentioned locally, so I'm going to clay the wheels and then use Duragloss 601 & 105 for now. That combo lasts a long time on the rest of the car, we'll see how long it lasts on wheels.

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#3457473 - 08/16/14 06:22 PM Re: wheel wax [Re: jdeare]
Sierra048 Offline


Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 612
Loc: N. Georgia Mtns
I use Turtle Wax Ice Spray Wax. Easy to put on and take off. Wheels look great after application. Did my wife's Frontier wheels three weeks ago. She just got back from a trip to Florida. I washed and detailed her truck today and there was very little buildup on the wheels. I was actually surprised by the lack of dirt and grime after a three week span.
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