You shouldn't need Opti-Coat or CQuartz Finest if you keep your car clean and maintained. I would also much rather spend $40 on a bottle of metal polish than $2000 on CQuartz, especially if I just spent $75K on a car. I use the polish I posted on three different cars and have issues. I think folks just like to spend money, but I guess if you have it why not? This is just MO, no offenseThis is another case where a coating like CQuartz Finest (or UK) or Opti-Coat would be hugely beneficial. They're long lasting and will keep brake dust from sticking, so long as it is washed off frequently. You shouldn't need any harsh wheel cleaners or other specialized treatments to remove buildup, just regular car wash soap or waterless/rinseless wash solution will do the trick.
Also keep in mind that if you have a set of factory "chrome" or polished wheels, you should not be using metal polishes or metal sealers to clean and maintain them -- they are actually clear coated just like the paint on the rest of the car, so the same protective products can and should be used. Waxes and sealants do provide some repellency, but due to the heat from the brakes they will likely need to be reapplied more frequently than on the body of the vehicle.
Or you could purchase from the site sponsor and receive our stingray community discount along with 24/7 support.CquartzUK, which Charlie mentioned, is $59.00 for about 10 years worth.....
And a silica coating like this is leap years ahead of any sealant you want to buy in terms of durability and abilty to slough off brake dust.
that will work fine, I had Opti Coat onhand at the time of that post.....but CQ will work great - also, when you say "for the tires" you mean the wheels right?Glen - so I bought this to apply to my tires. Wondering if I can also use on the exhaust pipes? I've followed your cleaning instructions for the pipes and noticed you suggested a different type sealer for the exhaust. Would it be possible/recommended to use CquartUK (seeing that I already have some on hand)?
Not intending to hijack the thread, but related.If you have coated the wheels......
If not coated, Sonax Full Effect. /thread