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      04-24-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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Hey guys so my new car is coming soon and i was wondering if any of you guys dress or put wax/protectant on your wheels and rims

i plan on doing a maintenance wash every 2 weeks so should i really put wax on the rims?
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      04-25-2015, 12:37 AM   #2
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Do Opti-Coat
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      04-25-2015, 07:12 AM   #3
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Wax won't last that long.

Prepare the wheel properly and apply a long lasting sealant. Opti coat will work well. Others incl some form of nano tech sealant.
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      04-25-2015, 08:13 AM   #4
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What other product would u guys recommend I cannot find opti coat it seems to have discontinued
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It's not discontinued. It's one of the must popular coatings. Has to be professionally installed. Find a pro detailer to do it. Requires meticulous paint prep first as do most coatings.
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      04-25-2015, 02:04 PM   #6
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im looking for advice in wheel/tire sealant not paint
i have that covered already =) i have not been able to find opti-coat only opti-sealant
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      04-25-2015, 03:47 PM   #7
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      04-25-2015, 08:40 PM   #8
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Ah yes I've read on other forums about those
along with dp world wheel sealant
Opti seal
rejex
I was about to buy rejex but want to hear what other have to say
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There's an Armor All Wheel Protectant, from what I have heard on this forum, works really well with BMWs. I also suggest getting some BMW wheel cleaner gel from the dealership accessory department. Stuff is great!
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Ah yes I've read on other forums about those
along with dp world wheel sealant
Opti seal
rejex
I was about to buy rejex but want to hear what other have to say
I apply the Poorboys wheel sealant when I swap out my winter and summer wheel set and in the middle of the summer since the summer set is on the car longer. It does a great job keeping brake dust from sticking to the wheels. The Bright & Bold gel is water based, so you should apply it every time you wash the car. It shines for about 2 weeks before it dulls. I'm a big fan of the Poorboys stuff.
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Over here a lot use Gtechniq on their wheels.

I have been using Swissvax Autobahn rim wax on our other car since new (2007) and alloys look fine for an 8 year old car on 19's.
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Taking care of your rims with a wax/sealant is very smart, but please share what products you use to wash and protect your car?

I've posted on the car care area what my system is, but love to hear from others. Learn new stuff all the time.
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this is my first bmw so i am new into this whole protect my car thing
so far ive made purchases of meguairs all purpose clear for weekly interior cleaning
meguairs ultimate quick deatiler, gold class shampoo, meguairs wheel brightener, opti-bond tire gel, wolfgang deep gloss sealant 3.0, and finally either rejex or poorboy for the rims i think thats about it
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this is my first bmw so i am new into this whole protect my car thing
so far ive made purchases of meguairs all purpose clear for weekly interior cleaning
meguairs ultimate quick deatiler, gold class shampoo, meguairs wheel brightener, opti-bond tire gel, wolfgang deep gloss sealant 3.0, and finally either rejex or poorboy for the rims i think thats about it
You're going to also need a polish before applying the Wolfgang's 3.0. I use it also.

As far as the wash. Get some good microfiber towels from Amazon. You'll spend $20-$30 or so, but it's a good investment. Also, a more powerful shampoo would be good before applying the polish and sealant.

I use Adams shampoo and Chemical Guys Citrus Wash. Stuff lasts forever. Really gets away bugs, sap, tar, grime, etc.

Before using the polish (hand applicators or orbital), your car's paint needs to feel totally smooth to the touch. This means about 4 wash and rinses, then a very good drying.
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If you're going to wash your wheels every 2 weeks I wouldn't bother with a wax.

FYI on BMW leather. It's top coated so you only need to vacuum, wipe down with damp cloth and hit it with some Aerospace 303 every month or so.
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