The turtle wax does a good job and as the photos show, the results speak for them selves. I have noticed no issues with temp by using wax on my wheels.
Furthermore, your point about sealant lasting way longer is flawed because it is not advisable to let uncoated wheels run too long with out cleaning and the reason for this is that brake dust should not be allowed to build up on the wheel and the only way to prevent this is by regularly cleaning the wheel with plain car soap and simple green.
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One owner who actually owns some billet uncoated wheels posted some advise on how he maintained them for 10 years to still make them look new so take it for what it's worth.
#1 Your wheels look like shit, everyone can tell, they are etched from using improper cleaners.
#2 Just because i dont OWN billet wheels, doesnt mean i havent worked on them. A friend of mine has 20" Forged BARE aluminum Centerline Wheels that ive personally polished and cleaned and he only has to polish them MAYBE once a year because we clean them with cleaners that are designed to be safe of bare aluminum.
#3 What you said concerning a sealant vs wax makes NO SENSE, just because a sealant will last longer doesnt mean you are washing it ANY less, you can wash as often as youd like, the difference is THIS- A sealant wont come off just from washing
The reason you have to wax your wheels every time YOU "wash" your wheels, is because you use a cleaner like Simple green which STRIPS the protection and HURTS the aluminium. Using a sealant allows you to wash the wheels MULTIPLE times before having to reapply the protection. Sealants also dont collect dust and debris nearly as bad as wax does, which again, is better for the wheel.
Im no longer entertaining your ignorance, you are like a child who wont listen. This section is for contributing to the good of the group, which you are not doing.
I will SEE TO IT
that you are no longer able to litter this section with incorrect information and insults.
Good day, Sir.
I think I'll take advise from the guy that has posted multiple examples of his detailing prowess. I have only seen you post 1 pic of 1 wheel which in all honesty doesn't look that great. FWIW I did my first resurfacing of a set of racestars and they look way shinier than your wheel.
His wheels are etched from using simple green on them. Simple green actually says on their website that their cleaners can and will accelerate the corrosion process of bare aluminium. He has posted pictures before of his wheels and you can see the etch marks where the cleaner ran vertically down while it was dwelling.
Like Perp and Blkvert said, Hydro2 is a really cool product because its very easy to apply to wheels of any design. A sealant is definitely the way to go and will actually cost you less in the long run because of the longer protection periods.
if you REALLY wanna protect your wheels for a long time, look into opticoat 2.0. Its a nano coating that acts almost like a clear coat. Its VERY durable and makes washing your wheels super easy. Its a bit more pricey but it works. Im not sure if they claim itll bond to aluminum tho, id check that out.