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Old 03-27-2014, 07:36 AM   #1
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Armor All Wheel Protectant

does any one have thoughts on this product? local targaet has em for under 4$. picked up a bottle to test on the rental i have.


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Old 03-27-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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Armor All = trash

I would use Turtle Wax before I used anything from Armor All
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I would use Turtle Wax before I used anything from Armor All
I've used a wide variety over the past decade, their okay. But application wise, does this protectant do a good enough job to keep dust from the wheel and on the coat it creates? Could I just jet it with water and dust fall off?
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I use a couple different wheel cleaners but I don't put on anything that coats my wheels. Even with the so called no-touch wheel cleaners they most likely will need a once over with a brush and I still wipe them down to get in the nooks and crannies of the wheels.
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I use a couple different wheel cleaners but I don't put on anything that coats my wheels. Even with the so called no-touch wheel cleaners they most likely will need a once over with a brush and I still wipe them down to get in the nooks and crannies of the wheels.
well it dries to be mostly clear, i expected a white residue but the only white is the runoff on the tire. and the AA wheel protectant is not a cleaner. its just a aersol spray you apply to clean and dry wheels. You let it sit for at least an hour. longer it dries the longer itll last supposedly.
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I don't like the idea of coating the wheels with anything but using a car wax works as a better protectant if you want to go that route but I wouldn't use the Armor All stuff. I personally just keep my wheels clean and I use ceramic brake pads which really reduces brake dust buildup. On the rubber I use Meguire's Endurance gel or spray which dries to a nice black sheen and not sticky.
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I've tried it quite awhile back, it's worthless. Simple green mixed with water and a soft wheel brush and garden hose...5 minutes a week gets it done and keeps it nice and new looking.
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Armor all and turtle wax are both complete junk man... Do not put that crap on your car....
Not trying to be rude here but you keep asking for opinions on products that are junk then when we tell you they are junk you say well they work ok...

I have seen the product your talking about and there is no way i would use it on my wheels...
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I've tried it quite awhile back, it's worthless. Simple green mixed with water and a soft wheel brush and garden hose...5 minutes a week gets it done and keeps it nice and new looking.
Simple green is corrosive to aluminum over time.
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Not trying to be rude here but you keep asking for opinions on products that are junk then when we tell you they are junk you say well they work ok...

I have seen the product your talking about and there is no way i would use it on my wheels...
I know armor all and turtle wax have a rap sheet among detailers, but I assume their still in business because they changed what was wrong with their formula. Long term wise would I use them? Prolly not, I just happen to have a rental and decided that at 3 bucks I'd give the aa a try, I have nothing to lose. I'm sure in the future some one else will end up wondering what product does well and what doesn't, and this is the perfect place for discussion about pros and cons. So far I've heard negative, so be it.

But I do thank you all for time you took to reply to this.
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