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Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour Product Reviews

93% of customers said that they would buy this item again
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C5 has become our go-to wheel coating lately due to its ability to enhance the appearance of various wheel finishes, ease of application, and good protection. If you're still waxing your wheels many times each year, give yourself a break and try a durable wheel coating.

- Product Review: Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour by Zach McGovern

Customer Reviews

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Would they buy this item again? Yes
Very easy to apply. Makes the wheel shine and easy to clean
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The C5 Wheel Coating is absolutely fantastic! Fortunately I didn't have to clean my wheels as some others have because they were new. My wheels are 14 spoke turbine wheels, so there was a lot of going in between the spokes to get the job done. I washed the wheel first with Simple Green 10:1 dilution, then used the Gtechniq PW Panel Wipe afterwards, dried them with a microfibre cloth one for each wheel. Then I waited about 30 minutes before applying the C5 Wheel Coating to ensure they were dry. So far they have not been wet, it's been dry in Houston, but they shine like a new silver dollar! Can wait to see them after a rain storm!
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Totally pleased with the performance of C5. I was specifically looking for a product that would greatly reduce the tendency for brake dust to adhere to the rims. Besides the ability to shed dust and debris, I was surprised with the added shine, especially on the brake calipers.

Prior to the application, the wheels were removed and given full decontamination. Wash with Dawn, iron remover, clay bar, compound, and polish. The barrels were done with a small DA polisher, the rest by hand. CarPro Eraser was then used to remove any remaining polishing oils. Lastly, EXO v4 was applied over the C5.

Now, I can just use the fan setting on the hose nozzle and all of the brake dust on the outside surfaces gets sprayed off. If I could reach in between the spokes, it would clean inside the rims. I also use an electric pressure washer. Brake dust and debris is no match for it. The coatings work so well that I don't need to use wheel cleaner any more. Afterwards, a couple of spritzes with an SiO2 booster and you're back to where you started.
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Very easy application to apply. Had it on for month already and it beads like crazy. I've didn't full correction on the wheels before I applied to make sure it's going to last. When it came to the next wash it was the easiest cleaning I ever did.
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Great coating for your wheel that is easy to apply and gives great results. Application is beyond easy, easier than applying metal polish. The most important part for application is the prep. Clean your wheels thoroughly. Use an iron/fallout remover like W6, use a specific ph neutral cleaning for your wheels, ph neutral shampoo, make sure all surfaces are clean. From there use Gtechniq Panel wipe or CarPro eraser. Make sure that when you apply the product the surface has time to dry and that you are doing so within the recommended temperature for application on the product. Not doing this will hurt how well the coating works. The results are impressive though. It gives some extra pop to your wheels, nothing over the top, and it makes your wheels much easier to clean. As far as cleaning your wheels, make sure you use products that advertise as ph neutral, otherwise you will hurt the coating. Overall a great product that protects your wheels, gives great results and is pretty easy to work with.
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Great coating for wheels. It is easy to apply and level out to not get high spots. Very durable with strong hydrophobic properties. This is my top wheel coating... I will be buying C5 for a long time.. Easy to keep clean after its on the rims.. Thanks
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I have used GTechniq C5 on 10 different vehicles' wheels at this point and the process, finish and longevity of this product is amazing! I would not recommend using strong wheel cleaner once your wheels are coated, but in most cases you won't even need it. The use of a strong wheel cleaner will reduce the over all life span of this or any wheel coating. The ease of application and final results are absolutely stunning!
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I have used this product before and it last a very long time. This time I applied to a new set of RS4 wheels which help maintain them for years to come
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Great coating for wheels. It is easy to apply and level out to not get high spots. Very durable with strong hydrophobic properties. This is my top wheel coating.
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Super easy to apply and remove, would recommend to anyone that wants their wheels coated.
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C5 is yet another top notch product from Gtechniq. Just be sure to follow your directions and you will have awesome results. Be sure to use Gtechniqs panel wipe as it is the best at removing all oils for a perfect application.
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As others have said make sure your wheels are clean, after claying and polishing I wiped them down with alcohol. I don't find the application to be tedious, my first and second cleaning have been great. I simply spray with water and a lot of the brake dust comes off, then follow up with my normal routine, does make it easier by a long shot.
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Make sure to really clean your wheels. I cleaned with Sonax wheel cleaner then shot it with Iron X to take out any bonded contaminates. Then quick wipe-down with Eraser. Coating flashes fairly quickly so apply evenly, let it cure for 1 minute, then wipe off with short nap MF. The following week's wash went much easier as I didn't have to slave over the wheels.
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Would they buy this item again? No
I was hoping to cut down the time it takes me to clean my wide lip wheels. I followed the instrucition carefully and spent 2+ hours on applying (3-piece rims with bolts).
I rained the next day so when I got home I sprayed it first with water - dirt didn't rinse off, then with Sonax and water. The polished lip surface showed residue as if Sonax reacted with the sealant. I was able to polish it off which took another pass with Sonax. I guess I should have known better than to buy a new product with no reviews. I hope this will help the next person.

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