Originally Posted by E350h
Ok I will try that but what do you mean by seal your wheel
As already mentioned, CarPro IronX
and Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus
may be great options for removing the build up crud on these wheels. If the buildup is that severe, it may take some time, and many rounds of cleaning, so do not expect it to be as easy as spray on, wipe off. Routine maintenance and protection of wheels is crucial, and clearly these wheels must have been neglected. Hopefully you can bring them back to life.
As far as sealing you wheels... a wheel sealant will help to provide a layer of protection between your wheel and the elements. This sealant helps to make routine cleaning easier and will help your wheels look cleaner for longer periods of time. This video shows my wheels that have been sealed wtih CarPro Hydro2
. You will notice that water beads up and is repelled by the wheels due to the hydrophobic properties of the sealant. This product typically lasts 1-2 months on wheels, and it can also be used on paint, glass, plastic, metal, etc.
Proper protection for your paint is also critical. This video shows my vehicle, which has been coated with a premium ceramic paint coating, easily repelling water and dirt.
My hood was coated with CQuartz Finest
12 months ago for testing purposes when I became an authorized installer for this product. In this video, the vehicle is dirty and has not been washed in approximately 1 month (yes, one month
). You'll notice the car still looks quite good for not being washed in such a long period of time, and the protection is still evident despite the layer of dirt on the paint.
Hope that helps.