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wolfrace winter protection

Post by petermisy » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:40 pm

I'm about to put the prototype into a nice dry barn until next spring maybe April.

I have got the wheels to a nice polish, (they are not powder coated or painted)

Should I just leave them and then re polish, or is there anything I can spray them with like a grease or wax?

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Re: wolfrace winter protection

Post by PoshTwit » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:46 pm

Chemical Guys Jet Seal 109 will do it. Its designed to bond direct to substrate as well as to painted surfaces.


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Re: wolfrace winter protection

Post by PoshTwit » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:46 pm

Any wax or sealant will provide an element of protection, but Jet Seal will last.


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Re: wolfrace winter protection

Post by peter freeman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:53 am

I use waxoil and have they survived all winters so far - Tony at Renowheels used to advise using WD40 but I found it did not say on the wheels and had to be topped up all the time.



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Re: wolfrace winter protection

Post by petermisy » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:43 pm

peter freeman wrote:I use waxoil and have they survived all winters so far - Tony at Renowheels used to advise using WD40 but I found it did not say on the wheels and had to be topped up all the time.
Peter, I just want something to spray on the wheels before I walk out the barn (ie, not for road use) so I did consider something like WD40 or a light oil spray. Then just a good wash off in the spring?.

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Re: wolfrace winter protection

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:53 pm

During the year I bought some ACF50 aerosol spray which is supposed to be designed for that sort of purpose, and is apparently spoken highly of by motorcyclists for protection of bare alloy. It's too early to say how good it is.

I'm sure Rich's stuff will be good too, though can't comment from personal experience.


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Re: wolfrace winter protection

Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:43 pm

I've used Bilt Hamber's Dynax UC which is a clear wax that dries hard and is easy to remove when the weather gets suitable with a cloth and panel wipe or brake cleaner, beauty is that brake dust doesn't stick to it like other semi dry products.
Worked well on Coupe chrome work as well


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Re: wolfrace winter protection

Post by petermisy » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:36 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:I've used Bilt Hamber's Dynax UC which is a clear wax that dries hard and is easy to remove when the weather gets suitable with a cloth and panel wipe or brake cleaner, beauty is that brake dust doesn't stick to it like other semi dry products.
Worked well on Coupe chrome work as well
That actually looks good value at around £15/can think I will order that.

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