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    Heat Resistant Wax

    What is the most heat resistant Meguiar's wax? I have these waxes: NXT, GC, Yellow Wax, Cleaner Wax and M21.

    I wax my wheels every time I wax my car. I noticed that the brake dust can be wiped off much easier in the back wheels than the front wheels. I suspect this is because of the higher temperature of the front wheels while driving.

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    Re: Heat Resistant Wax

    Any of the meguiars Mold release waxes like M08, M87, or m88 but, none of them are recommended to be used on automotive paint. Of the ones you have none will last long at all on wheels. Your best bet is to apply nxt2.0/m21 on the wheels and wash with car soap. When they get a little tough to clean use a wheel cleaner and rewax. It might last 2-4 weeks.


    I have had the thought of trying M08 on wheels though but never got around to ordering some.
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    I checked the Meguiars site and they have wheels polishes and wheels cleaners.
    I wash and wax my car (including wheels) regularly so I do not need these products.

    Too bad they don"t have a wax that can resist high temperature for the front wheels...

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    There really is no fix for the problem. Best, one can do do is stay on top of the brake dust. Clean as often as needed. Re=wax every 3 weeks or so.
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    Re: Heat Resistant Wax

    Wheel Surface Sealants

    Apply a sealant after cleaning to make maintenance easier, use a synthetic polymer sealant to protect wheel surfaces as it has a high melting point (350.oF +) The melting point of an organic wax (180.oF+) is too low for the normal temperatures encountered by vehicle wheel surfaces (195.oF+) Also using a polymer sealant enables the wheel surface to resist the adhesion of brake dust, dust and dirt, and road grime and it makes surface cleaning much easier using only a car wash concentrate and water solution.

    Organic wax melting point: 82–86 °C (180–187 °F),
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    Re: Heat Resistant Wax

    After applying a sealant I maintain the slickness with Megs Quik Wheel Detailer weekly. Makes brake dust rinse off easily.

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    Re: Heat Resistant Wax

    Quote Originally Posted by mis3 View Post
    What is the most heat resistant Meguiar's wax? I have these waxes: NXT, GC, Yellow Wax, Cleaner Wax and M21.
    The synthetics are going to be better for use on wheels as their chemical makeup makes them more heat resistant than a typical carnauba wax. So, stick with NXT or M21 for your wheels.
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    Re: Heat Resistant Wax

    There are a lot of specialty wheel waxes on the market today, I don't really buy into that though. From what I've read Finish Kare and Collinite sealants are best one wheels, though I use regular old Meg's A12 Cleaner Wax on my single stage wheels. It keeps the paint nice, makes brake dust rinse right off and it is a good way to use up those little sample bottles that come in the Smooth Surface Kit.
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    Re: Heat Resistant Wax

    Blackfire All Metal Sealant would work well...or some Opt metal polish has some protection in it as well. I have some SV Metal Polish but have not used it to give a proper opinion on but that has protection in it as well.

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    Re: Heat Resistant Wax

    Quote Originally Posted by TOGWT View Post
    Wheel Surface Sealants
    First, sorry for very old thread revival, but the topic here is exactly what I was looking for.

    With the new Hybrid Ceramic products are there any details of the temps they can tolerate after curing? Is it still the 350F mentioned here since it is just a hybrid or is it higher now. Reason I ask is I have a couple sets of wheels (white powder coated and OE black [not glossy] forged wheels for RS) I use for racing and they get very hot and see lots of brake dust. Hoping there is a suggestion on making cleaning after a race easier, but not have a wax on them then yellow or just burns off in first session on track. Rotors are >900F (glowing red) at times and a lot of that heat is transferred to the wheels. There are air ducts assist in cooling the brakes so I don't think the wheels are getting close to 900F, but 450-500F close to the rotor hub would expected.
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