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Car wax on Wheels & Headlights?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by KirthGersen, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Nov 19, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    KirthGersen

    KirthGersen [OP] New Member

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    Just bought a set of new takeoff wheels -- 2018 "TRD Offroad" , gloss black with clearcoated aluminum highlights.

    > Any worries using a good quality, non-abrasive, car wax on the wheels, given that wheels can get very hot from braking?? Wouldn't want the wax to melt into gooey mess.

    > What about car wax on the plastic headlights & taillights? Any issues?

    FWIW, my go-to wax lately has been 3M #39526 "Perfect-It Show Car Paste Wax".
    I have little interest in evaluating the "boutique" waxes requiring 10 hrs to do their special 13-step process :sarc:
     
  2. Nov 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    I always wax my headlights and rims when I wax the truck.
     
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    Yep. Me too
     
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    Usually, I don't (I use Collinite wax). On the headlights and taillights, I use Plexus or Original Bike Spirits Spray Cleaner and Polish. Both are designed for use on plastic and both work very well (the Plexus is just more expensive). If you do use a wax, make sure it is plastic safe and is not a polish or cleaner wax.

    --Matt
     
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  5. Nov 22, 2018 at 1:08 AM
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    Treat them just like you do a regular painted surface and you'll be fine.

    -Jason
     
  6. Nov 22, 2018 at 1:58 AM
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    WD40 work the best for wheels. But just me
     
  7. Nov 22, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    Not nearly enough room here!
    1012180846.jpg I've been using Duragloss Aquawax after a good claying/polish/paste wax. It's been great for everything including Trim,Glass and Wheels. Applies in Sun or Shade. Just recently tried Carguys Tire Treatment and was really impressed. I'm trying their Spray Sealant pretty soon.
     

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