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TRD Wheel Cleaning / Protection

I've got the black TRD wheels and want to make sure they stay nice and new. Can these wheels be waxed? I've always put a coat of wax on my wheels to help protect them.

I'm also Assuming just regular soap is best for them to clean? Anyone use the Chemical Guys wheel cleaning kit?
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Mine have matte finish and I don't want to wax them. Just wash with same soap as the rest of car works fine for me for last seven years.
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Mine have matte finish and I don't want to wax them. Just wash with same soap as the rest of car works fine for me for last seven years.
Mine are matte as well so I'm assuming waxing would probably not work very well!
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These wheels are a love/hate relationship. You have to keep them clean If you do not, all sorts of stuff gets baked on to them and they look terrible. Lately I have taken to scrubbing them with a soft cloth and Simple Green. Then I either use Dr. Beasleys Matte Wheel liquid (Amazon) or a simple detail spray...your choice. My wheels always have a shine, but they look amazing.

The next thing I am going to try on them is the new Turtle Wax Hybrid Ceramic spray coating.

Keeping them matte did not work for me, they always had a dull brown haze, especially in the nooks and crannies.
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Try one of the new spray on ceramic coatings by McGees 37, Chemical Brothers, Meguiars, Mother’s. Get them clean and then coat them. Follow up with a few additional “layers” by reapplying 24 hours between coats. That should help keep dirt and brake dust off.
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You need products made specifically for matte finishes. Drbeasleys is a good brand but it is a bit expensive.
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You need products made specifically for matte finishes. Drbeasleys is a good brand but it is a bit expensive.
Iíve found the dr beasleys works well.
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