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Old 10-26-2006, 09:28 PM   #1266
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Basically a metal or wheel polish is designed to remove oxidation, brighten the wheels and make them look better. They typically leave behind little to no protection.

A wheel wax or wheel sealant is just the opposite. It's designed to provide protection and make future cleanings easier, but there are little to no cleaning characteristics on them. They will make the wheel (assuming its clean) look a little wetter or deeper due to the layer of protection it is providing.

My personal favorites for each category:

Deep cleaning / polishing I prefer P21s Finish Restorer, for general cleaner w/ some protection P21s Metal Polishing Soap, for sealaing Poorboy's Wheel Sealant.

Let me know if this answers your questions.

George @ Detailed Image

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