Ceramic coatings on Carbon fiber wheels.


Stef

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The installer doing my wrap has recommended a protective coating on the wheels.
Is this a good or bad idea?
Any pros or cons?
My main concern is this causing a discoloration and/or changing the look of the finish, especially since my wheels are the Matte finish.
Don't want to lose that slick Matte finish appearance.
 

STORMCAT

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I believe most people that have done it have done it on the gloss carbon. Not sure how it wood look on the matte finish . you could experiment on a small section of the barrel inside Edge were it wouldn't be noticeable if you didn't like it.
 

fjpikul

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I did it on my silver metal wheels and you can't tell. I don't see where it made them any shinier.
 

BAT

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Had mine done. Of course mine are not matte but they turned out awesome.
 
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BtwoG

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And heat cycle your tires at the same time:cool:
 
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We just bought an egg incubator... Looks just like this :)
 
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roketman

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It works great!
 

Specracer

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So I have this "ceramic coating" stuff on the GT's.... Perfect, they dont get driven much, never see rain, and washed occasionally .....

A few weeks ago I had our Super Duty done. The reason, is I want to sell my self on the darn concept, with a vehicle thats actually driven regularly...! Weather has been to crappy in New England to bother to wash it, so still don't know.....
 

GKW05GT

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Not too many miles to tell but brake dust is pretty light so far
 

BAT

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So I have this "ceramic coating" stuff on the GT's.... Perfect, they dont get driven much, never see rain, and washed occasionally .....

A few weeks ago I had our Super Duty done. The reason, is I want to sell my self on the darn concept, with a vehicle thats actually driven regularly...! Weather has been to crappy in New England to bother to wash it, so still don't know.....
Not sure if you run your truck through a carwash but if you do, the CC will be gone after the 2nd wash. Of course touch free washes are different.
 

Specracer

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Nope, never, hand wash only, good to know. The coating used is Opticoat pro, and is supposed to have a warranty (that I have not read), wonder what it covers.


Not sure if you run your truck through a carwash but if you do, the CC will be gone after the 2nd wash. Of course touch free washes are different.
 

roketman

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I have the opti coating on my new Forgeline wheels on my Aston
Martin. The wheels seem to stay much cleaner.
I did my first wash last Sunday. I was very impressed. The brake dust rinsed right off!
I just also opti coated my new 06 BBS Wheels. And we are going to do my Carbon Series GT wheels this week
Stay tuned!
 

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