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Old 05-22-2016, 10:12 PM   #1
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Cleaner/Sealant for Matte wheels

So I purchased a pair of matte black Enkei PF01 wheels, but have no idea what to use on them prior to putting them on.

Usually I wax the wheels when rotating, but as these are my first set of matte, I don't have any kind of cleaner or sealant for them.

I found a promising product but can't find much on it. Also found a comparable CG set but the reviews aren't as good for the sealant.

Dr. Beasley's SK13 Matte Wheel Cleaning Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VFZZQ0..._FtNqxbD0SGVY2

What do you guys use?




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I have the matte black Niche Targas. I tried the beasleys matte cleaner. Wasn't impressed. Also tried Adam's Polish wheel cleaner. Wound up using half a bottle for the same results as my regular car soap and scrub method. I have yet to find something that works really well other than a lot of elbow grease and regular car was soap.
I have noticed that brake dust seems to stain them, so cleaning more often would definitely help.
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I BELIEVE Turtle Ice can be used on Matte finish.
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I have the matte black Niche Targas. I tried the beasleys matte cleaner. Wasn't impressed. Also tried Adam's Polish wheel cleaner. Wound up using half a bottle for the same results as my regular car soap and scrub method. I have yet to find something that works really well other than a lot of elbow grease and regular car was soap.
I have noticed that brake dust seems to stain them, so cleaning more often would definitely help.
Did you try the sealant? Or something equivalent to waxing gloss rims?

I didn't realize that matte would be more work than gloss, definitely getting them powder coated when its time for new tires.
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I used the Beasley's sealant. Didn't seem to make any difference. I only tried the Adam's wheel cleaner, didn't seem to make anything any easier and it stained the inside edge of my tires brown lol.

I have a gloss-finish set of forgestars on order now. Should be shipping out any day now since we're going on 9 weeks >_>
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Technically, that is not a matte finish, that is a satin finish. Matte has no gloss or shine, and are usually non reflective.
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Cleaner/Sealant for Matte wheels

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Technically, that is not a matte finish, that is a satin finish. Matte has no gloss or shine, and are usually non reflective.
That's off Enkei's website, do you have any info pertaining to the question I asked?

Anyone use Opti Seal on matte/satin finishes?
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I have the matte black Niche Targas. I tried the beasleys matte cleaner. Wasn't impressed. Also tried Adam's Polish wheel cleaner. Wound up using half a bottle for the same results as my regular car soap and scrub method. I have yet to find something that works really well other than a lot of elbow grease and regular car was soap.
I have noticed that brake dust seems to stain them, so cleaning more often would definitely help.

I use Adam's Polishes too. I don't have matte finish wheels though. I feel like it takes a lot of Adam's wheel cleaner to get them clean, and mine really don't get terribly dirty (with tons of brake dust etc). I'm thinking about buying Meguiars Wheel Brightener. It's a gallon size, but you dilute it. I've seen video on YouTube where it was used on matte finish BMW (or maybe Mercedes?) wheels. Seems like you might be able to find a diluted ratio that works well.


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