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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:21 pm

Jasonmarie wrote: postimg.com is not working ?

It's working fine at postimages.org

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:39 pm

Here we go I wonder if it works , cheers for that Andrew how many coats did you use on your wheels ?

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That worked ok

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Also my son gave the car a good wax .

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Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:50 pm

Looking good, as do your new black and silver plates! :D
Jasonmarie wrote: how many coats did you use on your wheels ?

I did 3 coats on mine. 5 months later, water is still beading nicely on them.

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Postby andyd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:17 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Looking good, as do your new black and silver plates! :D

:agree: And the Mercury Grey looks great :)

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:09 pm

Cheers for that Andrew and Andy , so you noticed the plates I just had a mad 5 mins mad moment I don’t think it’s ok to do but will keep my fingers crossed .
Yes I do like my mercury grey I was helped as it was overcast so putting the wax on the car was just right and I left it on for 30 mins before I polished off .
When we washed the car what was last done March 2017 the water just fell off so the wax is working from last year .

So I will reapply the poor boys wheel stuff again at the weekend . You don’t need much as we put to much on really with the first wheel . Also I used the autoglym tyre gel that looks good and that has lasted over the winter as well .

I just use autoglym detailing spray now for a quick wipe over .

Don’t know if it’s me but the car always drives better when washed . . :beer:
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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Gaz-LS » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:40 pm

:agree: the number plates do suit the car I have some for my Capri but probably only use for the shows as if you get pulled over by the police it's a £1000 fine, but would the police know any different?

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Postby andyd » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:51 am

Gaz-LS wrote::agree: the number plates do suit the car I have some for my Capri but probably only use for the shows as if you get pulled over by the police it's a £1000 fine, but would the police know any different?

Incredible, fined more than using a mobile phone at the wheel :banghead: All wrong :roll: :roll:

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:27 pm

I did wonder if it was wrong as I have kept my old plates in the boot . But yes why fine somebody more then using a phone , That is madness
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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:40 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I did wonder if it was wrong as I have kept my old plates in the boot . But yes why fine somebody more then using a phone , That is madness

https://www.heritagecarinsurance.co.uk/ ... ber-plate/

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:19 pm

So if I read right it’s going to be in with the 40 year rolling year thing . I will have to be a good boy and not speed . :beer:
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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby andyd » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:27 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So if I read right it’s going to be in with the 40 year rolling year thing . I will have to be a good boy and not speed . :beer:

Basically yes..... Be good Dad :lol:

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 am

Jasonmarie wrote:I did wonder if it was wrong as I have kept my old plates in the boot

A good thing to do. Simply explain to the nice officer that you have only just put the black plates on. If you swap them over at the roadside, the Police are extremely unlikely to issue a ticket. I haven't looked into it, but the £1000 fine is likely to be the maximum and I doubt that anybody has ever been fined that much for the offence. Although the law is the law, so beware of that too.... :)

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:33 am

Time for an update.

It's been seven months and over 2000 miles since I protected the wheels with Poorboys alloy wheel sealant. Obviously, the outer faces have been cleaned regularly, but has the Poorboys fared well on the inside of the wheel? Definitely a much tougher test. Three coats were applied last March, and I assure you that the inside of the wheels have not been cleaned since then.

My first impression is that the inside is remarkably clear of brake dust, so that is a sign that the sealant is having a positive effect. OK, this is a rear wheel and the real test will be to see how the fronts are, but after cleaning the rear wheels, I'm not expecting the fronts to present any challenges.

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A quick wipe with a dry cloth, no water or cleaning product has been used, and the brake dust simply wiped straight off. Amazing!

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There's that tea towel again...... :lol:

Inspired by the forum's top film director I made a short video to show how easy wiping the dust off really is. :lol:



Another two coats of Poorboys now applied and the wheels should be protected for another year. :D

This really is a brilliant product and I highly recommend it.

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby andyd » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:43 am

Nice one Andrew :D
Looks like a great product :applaud:

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:33 am

1st love the video & the tea towel , but yes I got some for xmas and found when I clean the wheels it easy also I am not using any wheel cleaner first .
But that was very easy to clean the inside .

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:49 am

andyd wrote:Nice one Andrew :D
Looks like a great product :applaud:

Yes, I think it is. You need to get some on your Brookies if you haven't done so already! :D

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:51 am

Jasonmarie wrote:1st love the video & the tea towel

The tea towel is the star of the show! :D

Cleaning the inside of the wheel was much easier than I thought it would be.

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby andyd » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:53 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Nice one Andrew :D
Looks like a great product :applaud:

Yes, I think it is. You need to get some on your Brookies if you haven't done so already! :D

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They faces have only had a detail spray. I hate taking wheels off unless really necessary.

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:07 pm

andyd wrote:They faces have only had a detail spray. I hate taking wheels off unless really necessary.

Fair enough.
I was taking the wheels off anyway as I'm starting the annual clean of the underside while the weather is still half decent.

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Re: Alloy Wheel sealant.

Postby andyd » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:They faces have only had a detail spray. I hate taking wheels off unless really necessary.

Fair enough.
I was taking the wheels of anyway as I'm starting the annual clean of the underside while the weather is still half decent.

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