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#1 Hyrule

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

Had a question about new alloys.

 

What do you guys recommend for brand new ones. Do you clean and seal them before or after the tyres are fitted?

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:48 PM

i think i polished and sealed my wheels before i had the tyres fitted



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

If they're brand new if clay them and wash them ready for sealant.

If you go down the sealant route you should then only need soapy water to clean.

Lots of options for wheel sealants, they're wheel waxes or nano sealants.

If you're feeling flush try the slick rims wheel sealant, good for 10k

If you'd prefer a more budget option you could do a lot worse than FK1000P plus you can use this on bodywork too for great winter protection.

That's the two I'd be looking at. FK1000P will last ages and slickrims is 100ml and will do about 4-6 sets of alloys

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:09 PM

If they're brand new if clay them and wash them ready for sealant.

If you go down the sealant route you should then only need soapy water to clean.

Lots of options for wheel sealants, they're wheel waxes or nano sealants.

If you're feeling flush try the slick rims wheel sealant, good for 10k

If you'd prefer a more budget option you could do a lot worse than FK1000P plus you can use this on bodywork too for great winter protection.

That's the two I'd be looking at. FK1000P will last ages and slickrims is 100ml and will do about 4-6 sets of alloys

 

Thanks for the reply.

They would be new and clean. I just want them to be protected before the tyres go on, and subsequently put on the car.

 

So if I go the slick rims route, all I need to do is apply it straight to the wheels, no need to wash or anything beforehand.

 

And the same with FK1000p?



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:47 AM

I'd wash them first and ideally a wipe down with IPA/water mix to make sure the using is über clean so the FK or the slick rims has a good clean surface to bond to.

The cleaner the surface and better the prep then the better durability of your chosen sealant

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

Much obliged Dan.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

No probs mate

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