Sonax recently launched their Wheel Rim Shield as an aerosol applied protectant designed specifically for wheels. Clean wheels make a huge difference on a vehicle, but caked on brake dust can be a huge pain to clean and the wheels will be dirty again in a few days even if the vehicle is still clean.
Enter: Wheel protectants. Just like your paint, a hydrophobic protectant will keep your wheels cleaner longer and make maintenance much easier. However, these days many wheels have tons of intricacies which make traditional paste-type paint sealants difficult if not impossible to apply thoroughly. Spray-on type products work well, but still need to be buffed off and can leave streaks in hard to reach places.
Enter: Aerosol sealants. The application process allows you to spray the product in every intricacy and not have to worry as much about drips and streaks as the atomization of the products is so fine. It makes it quick and easy to apply durable protection to your wheels!
Ease of Application
- Very easy to apply, simply spray on and wipe off with little to no effort. There is not much more I can say, it really is that easy!
- As expected it was very hydrophobic. Wheels stayed cleaner longer, were much easier to clean, and beaded up water like crazy.
- This is where, for me, the uncertainty of having a spot in my arsenal comes in. The product states it lasts about six weeks, which it does. Which would be great, if they had not invented Polymer Net Shield. For only .04/mL more you get a product that lasts six months and is just as easy to apply.
- Sonax Wheel Rim Shield is a great product that does exactly what it says it will do. Easy to apply, excellent hydrophobic capabilities and looks amazing. However, the price difference to longevity ratio when compared to Polymer Net Shield makes it a difficult product to choose in my work.