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    Will I get by?

    Washing, drying, claying (when needed), polishing with Sonus SFX-3 Finishing or SRP, and then waxing with Dodo juice blue velvet?

    Anything else I need? I haven't got anything for the wheels yet.

    What would you recommed for restoring the black trim? Parade gloss? Or would you recommend an actual car product?

    Such as this? http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels.../prod_143.html

    Oh and is it worth getting one of these?

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_154.html
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    Drying towel is well worth it, not sure what that particular one is like, but in general they are much better than chamois.

    Also get some tyre dressing if you haven't already, Meguirs High endurance stuff is very good.

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    Wheels- Megs Wheel brightener is good if you haven't got polished wheels.

    That drying towel looks ideal mate.

    The plastic trim - you can heat it with a hairdryer or heat gun. It will lift the oils in the plastic. Or something like 1Z Teifenphlager would be good.
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    Wheels - once polished go over with

    'Poorboys Wheel Sealant' This stuff really does protects your wheels from dirt and brake dust, re-apply weekly though.
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    You don't need to re-apply weekly Luke.

    Put 5 coats on, it'll last months
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    Thanks all.

    I've never used anything on my wheels other than water and shampoo lol (rinse and repeat ), so I have no clue where to start. I assume its best to clean the wheels first, then the car, then do all the polishing/waxing?

    So what should I use to polish the alloys? The wheel sealant, is that for the alloys or the tyres? Or both?

    BTW, I'd like to take off my wheels and clean them thoroughly. Is that something I could easily do myself wit the cars brace/jack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    You don't need to re-apply weekly Luke.

    Put 5 coats on, it'll last months

    5 one after the other?

    I just apply weekly, , learn something everyday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraam View Post
    Thanks all.

    I've never used anything on my wheels other than water and shampoo lol (rinse and repeat ), so I have no clue where to start. I assume its best to clean the wheels first, then the car, then do all the polishing/waxing?

    So what should I use to polish the alloys? The wheel sealant, is that for the alloys or the tyres? Or both?

    BTW, I'd like to take off my wheels and clean them thoroughly. Is that something I could easily do myself wit the cars brace/jack?

    the wheel sealant is for wheels only not tyres. megs endurance dressing imo is top notch.

    polishing wise you can use srp, ez creme glaze.

    taking the wheels off is a good idea and apply the sealant to the backs aswell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    the wheel sealant is for wheels only not tyres. megs endurance dressing imo is top notch.

    polishing wise you can use srp, ez creme glaze.

    taking the wheels off is a good idea and apply the sealant to the backs aswell.
    Cool thanks. Is it easy enough to take em off?
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    Yeah just jack it up on the jacking points, and un-do the nuts, make sure they are re-done to the right Torque setting though. Just do 1 wheel at a time, I do, easier that way.
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