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Car Wheel Coating

When it comes to maintaining the appearance of your car's wheels, wheel sealants and waxes can be a game changer. Each type of wheel protector has one job, protect your alloy wheels by forming a hydrophobic layer on the surface to keep dirt off. Coated wheels also protect from other damaging effects, such as water spotting, brake dust pitting and iron staining. Lastly, a car wheel coated in the latest sealant or wax technology will also have an increased high gloss shine.

Why choose an alloy wheel ceramic coating?

  • Your car's wheels are the closest part to the ground and deal with the most contamination hitting the surface. Having a strong hydrophobic coating with good chemical and scratch resistance will enable you to remove the brake dust and road contamination with little effort. Compared to a wheel wax, wheel sealants can give you all three of these elements in one. Wheel waxes have their part to play within valeting and home use, as they are much easier products to apply. If you truly want the best protection possible, wheel sealants are for you.

Are wheel wax coatings worth it?

  • For an easy application for the level of protection they offer, absolutely. If you aren't in a position to apply a full ceramic wheel sealant, a wheel wax coating made from natural carnauba wax, PTFE or a blend of other protection materials, will still give you a few months of protection; vital during the winter months. Maintenance of a wheel wax is also much easier than a sealant, as it can be applied as often as you like.

What are Wheel Sealants and Waxes?

  • Wheel sealants and waxes are applied to the surface of the wheels after they are cleaned to enhance their look and leave behind a protective layer. Wheel sealants are a blend of synthetic chemicals most likely silicone and provide a longer-lasting protection compared to traditional waxes. Wheel waxes are known for providing a warm, deep shine that enhances the appearance of the wheels something that synthetics struggle to match for an overall effect.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Wheel Sealants and Waxes?

  • Hydrophobic protection for easier washing
  • Cleaner wheels for longer
  • Enhanced shine or finish
  • Less cleaning product required for washing
  • Reduced chemical damage from strong cleaners

Should I Use Wax or Sealant on Rims?

  • Wax or Sealant? A question we get asked a lot, and it depends on the car. We choose waxes to provides a warm, deep shine for cars that are use less often for the classic detailed look whilst also giving good protection. Waxes are also better for user who like to repeat the process more regularly. Sealant have better protection so are suited for longer mileage cars or for those that want a product with long-lasting protection. Sealant finished can be more “candy” gloss. If you live in an area with harsh weather conditions or drive on roads with salt and other corrosive materials, then a wheel sealant would be the better option.

What is the Difference between a Wheel Sealant and Wheel Wax?

  • Simply a wheel sealant is normally synthetic to offer maximum protection and a wheel wax is natural for easier application and a warmer glow finish.

Do Wheel Sealants Work?

  • Yes, wheel sealants work if they are applied correctly and the cleaners used after are not too strong to strip them back off. Look out for top products such as, Gtechniq, Kamikaze Collection, PolishAngel, Poorboy's World, Nanolex, and Swissvax for some of the most tried and test wheel sealants.