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Good ceramic coating for polished aluminum wheels ?

Old 04-24-19, 01:41 PM
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Default Good ceramic coating for polished aluminum wheels ?

Hey guys I put a TON of work into refinishing these auto couture magnafiques , they were originally a brushed aluminum with a clear coat.

I wet sanded them from 220 to 2500 and then used a griots DA with metal polish in 3 stages to give it a good shine

Before I install them next week I would like to know if there is any good ceramic coatings I can use on the bare polished aluminum to keep it protected

Thank you very much in advance

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Old 04-25-19, 07:20 AM
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Sorry I have no suggestions, I just wanted to comment on the great job you did. Those wheels look awesome.
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Old 04-25-19, 08:38 AM
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There are some basic ceramic coatings made specifically for wheels like
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but they are designed to mainly go on wheels that already have some kind of clearcoat.

With bare metal/aluminum I doubt they will adhere that well and even bare aluminum will start to corrode if there is nothing on the surface sealing it. I actually asked about this a couple months ago. One suggestion was adding POR15 and then topping that with a Spraymax 2K clear and another was this product. Eastwood ExoArmor.

2K Spraymax clear will not adhere sprayed directly to bare metal/aluminum properly on its own. 1K sprays that are advertised for bare metal/wheels may give you a couple months or maybe a few years but they won't have the chemical resistance or durability of a 2K clear. This is supposed to be a pretty good 1K clear but it still won't have the durability or chemical resistance of a 2K clear.

Out of everything I mentioned I think the Exo Armor would be the best most durable product but I have no experience with it.
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Just use CQuartz UK 3.0. Do 2-3 coats, should protect for at least 3 years, 5+ if you don't drive on the wheels in salty winter environs. Cquartz is available on amazon in a kit for around $60. it also makes the wheels super easy to clean.
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Old 04-30-19, 04:57 AM
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Whoa! Those wheels were seriously corroded. Applause for doing such a thorough job decontaminating them!
In the past I've used GTechniq Ceramic Coating on my wheels, until I found this product. Now I wont use anything else (That includes their Exterior Products as well. Again, super job breaking those down and building them back again with a coat involved!
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