Brake Dust can Permanently damage the finish of your wheels.
Protect your wheels with ProtectaClear!
Brake dust is highly corrosive and is the single most destructive contaminant that plagues your vehicle's wheels. Road salts can also corrode and pit metal wheels.
Brake dust is a fine powder residue created from the brake rotor wearing away the brake lining. The pads contain carbon fibers, metal filings and an acidic adhesive. It is very sticky and collects in every nook and cranny of the wheel. If allowed to sit on your wheels, the highly corrosive brake dust can pit the metal.
Brake dust leaves gummy deposits that are hard to remove. Be wary of highly acidic cleaners because they can damage the finish on your wheels. When cleaning wheels, start with the least agressive method of cleaning, soap and water. If they need a tougher cleaner, Restore Wheel Cleaner is a cleaner that works to remove tough grime and brake dust. Paint it On - Let it Work - Rinse it Off.
Protect your wheels from corrosion and oxidation and keep them looking great with ProtectaClear.
- ProtectaClear is NOT a wax but is a Tough, Clear Protective Coating that will protect your aluminum, chrome or alloy wheels from corrosion and oxidation. Seals and protects Stainless Steel and Anodized Aluminum too.
- ProtectaClear is crystal clear, is a one-part,self leveling coating that is easy to apply and is tough enough to keep your wheels looking great even if you drive through corrosive salts in the winter.
- ProtectaClear is easy to apply, can easily be removed for reapplication. ProtectaClear will blend to itself so re-coating is easy. The coating is not thick and plastic looking but makes the metal look like it is freshly polished.
I was able to use my order of Everbrite Protectaclear about a week or two ago on my old and new wheels for my ’96 Chevy Impala SS. My old wheels are chrome while my new wheels are polished aluminum. I started off by having my old wheels removed and new wheels installed with my old tires, then I decided to work on my old wheels and see how the Protectaclear worked on them before putting the coating on my brand new Foose wheels. My idea behind putting the coating on the wheels in the first place was to help protect them while also reducing the time it took for me to clean them.
I spent all day cleaning and preparing the 4 older chrome wheels which had about 4 years of wear on them. Following the directions was easy and I previously made sure that I had all the required material to prepare my wheels so they were as clean as I could make them before applying the Protectaclear. At first I quickly learned not to be too heavy handed as the coating went on very easily and also ran easily when applied too much. After using less of a heavy hand I was able to get a good coat on the wheels. I went ahead and put 3 coats on the exterior and interior of the wheels, letting each coat dry to the touch before doing the next coat. Once finished I was very pleased.
The next day I was determined to coat my new wheels so that is what I did and again was very pleased. In fact after driving my Impala around all last week the wheels looked pretty dusty and had some road dirt on them. I washed and cleaned them with soap and water, they look just like I had spent a couple of hours hand polishing them. I am so happy with these results that I’m definitely going to look at other things I can coat ;)
Closeup picture of Phil's wheel coated with ProtectaClear
I followed the directions to a 'T' and had no problems. I used a foam brush which left a few very small air bubbles that I poked down with the corner of the brush. The product self-leveled nicely.
On one part I had two right angle surfaces. Because your product is a little 'runnier' than spray paint, I coated one side and let it dry and then coated the other. The two surfaces blended perfectly at the 'seam'.
On aluminum, one thing that I really like is you can hardly tell a coating has been used. On polished surfaces there is only a slight hint of a clearcoat. Flat finishes stay pretty much flat with only the slightest sheen.
The only drawback with ProtectaClear is not being able to use petroleum based cleaners but it's a minor concern with the availability now of 'green' cleaners.
The only thing left now is the test of time. We'll see how effective ProtectaClear is over the years. But if it works like you claim it does, I couldn't be happier.
[attached are before and after pics of the rear brake plate assembly on my '73 Yamaha RD350. It was hand sanded and polished and then coated with ProtectaClear]
We have had quite a few Honda Goldwing owners use ProtectaClear to protect their wheels. Honda does not apply a protective clear coat and owners have a problem with corrosion and oxidation. Read about ProtectaClear on an independent Goldwing forum.
Is Winter attacking Your Wheels? Stop salt corrosion on your wheels or trim. ProtectaClear is highly resistant to salt and will protect your wheels.
A ProtectaClear Kit will Protect Your Wheels from Corrosion. Includes Pint of ProtectaClear, 8 oz. EZ Prep Concentrated Cleaner & Neutralizer, Applicator Pad, Nitrile Gloves and Complete Written Instructions.
Need to Polish Your Wheels? ProtectaClear Kit with Polish. Includes Pint of ProtectaClear, 2 oz. MAAS Concentrated Creme Polish, Microfiber Polishing Cloth, Applicator Pad, Nitrile Gloves and Complete Written Instructions.
Just Need ProtectaClearwithout the Polish or Neutralizer? ProtectaClear is available in various sized cans.
"Just wanted to let you know that your product is so easy to apply, and the results are fantastic. I did the aluminum wheels on my Goldwing and they turned out awesome. I polished them out to a superior shine and then coated with your product. Couldn't have been any easier. Thanks for making such a user friendly product. Thank You!" Rick Ekstrom
"Just washed the bike after my xcountry trip. Did over 9k with new brake pads on the front. All the brake dust and all other dirt came right off.
Rims look just as nice as they did when I first applied ProtectaClear. I wish I had known About this product when I first bought the wing." Ed Hutchinson
My project (trike wheels) went wonderfully! I have coated just about everything I can find - including my back rest posts! It's so easy - even a guy :) could do it! Arvilla Largacci
"I have used the ProtectaClear on the stock aluminum wheel from my Goldwing and it performed as stated. I used a natural bristle brush to apply the ProtectaClear and it did leave brush strokes on smooth surfaces, but they soon disappeared as it dried. So far,everyone I have shown the wheel to has been impressed.Thanks and you may be hearing more from me later." RDK Apex, NC
"I polished then coated the aluminum wheels on my 2009 Honda Goldwing GL1800 with the ProtectaClear and it worked great. We left on July 9th from Cartersville GA and rode to Gettysburg PA via the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline drive and just got back Friday July 16th, 2005 miles all total. I cleaned the bike today and washed and rinsed the wheels and they look like new.
Thanks for a great product."
"I have tried your product and it worked awesome...it worked great and was easy!" - Craig
" I promised a picture of the finished wheels on my Goldwing-but didn’t take any in my haste to get it back together. I will tell you I was impressed with how easily the dirt cleaned off the wheelsafter being coated with ProtectaClear. The rear wheel is especially prone to trapping the dirt and being labor intensive to clean-but the first time I cleaned it I was pleasantly surprised that the dirt very easily wiped right off!That alone was worth the time and effort to coat them! I also coated some of the exposed fasteners-they lose their luster over time and start to corrode—I wire wheeled them clean and coated them also. I’m seeing many uses for the ProtectaClear besides the aluminum wheels!Thanks for a great product!" Bill Zimmerman