: I'm sold on the Armor All Wheel Protectant



Domsz06
09-01-10, 10:54 PM
So I bought some of this protectant and wanted to see how good it really is.

I cleaned up the rims, polished all four and then pout it on the front one's only.

Then I took pictures of the front and back after one week, all I did was hit the fronts with an air compressor.

Then before I did it after 2 weeks I took pics, and then hit it with compressed air and took pics again.

This stuff is amazing!! Only thing I recommend is that it says to apply "liberally" Don't do it, consider it just like paint, and you don't want it to run. Any place it runs will leave a bit of a white residue. Other then that where I didn't do that they still look just as clean as when I washed them.

Little fyi on me is I drive between 4-600 miles a week, and they went through 2 rain storms here in Houston when I did this.

Enjoy everyone.
week 1 back

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01136.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01135.jpg

Week 1 front
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01138.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01137.jpg

Week 2 back

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01140.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01139.jpg

Week 2 front pre air

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01142.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01141.jpg

week 2 post air

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01144.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t216/domsz06/CTS-V/DSC01143.jpg

mugatu22
09-01-10, 11:02 PM
That's impressive, and surprising. Most of the Armor All products I've used have been marginal at best.

Domsz06
09-01-10, 11:07 PM
That's impressive, and surprising. Most of the Armor All products I've used have been marginal at best.

The pictures do not do it justice either... I guess maybe I should have taken angled shots...

I do agree I was very skeptical. It says 3 weeks, but I won't make it 3 weeks as I have a car show this sat and I plan on taking the v... I think.

It's not cheap IMO, when I run out I may try the eagle 1 item that competes with this. It's half the price and twice the volume. :D

Ross L
09-01-10, 11:12 PM
I use the Eagle brand and I'm impressed. No pics though :(

dvandentop
09-02-10, 02:40 AM
i used it also and it works very well

sybersport
09-02-10, 02:55 AM
I used it for the first time today, and so far so good!

It's funny actually - you can quickly see the areas you "missed" - they get real dirty, real fast :)

I made the mistake of applying it "liberally" and it ran onto the tire - cleaned the tire shine right off.

Question: what are you guys using for wheel polish?

Domsz06
09-02-10, 08:03 AM
sybersport,

I did the rims first, then the tires.

I also used something called "flitz" It worked ok, but if you have some blemishes mothers works better....

Yeah you can really tell the area's you miss lol.

vade_R
09-02-10, 08:35 AM
i was also skeptical , but it works like a charm, awesome product.....the can is small and only lasts for like 3 aplications though

Domsz06
09-02-10, 08:41 AM
i was also skeptical , but it works like a charm, awesome product.....the can is small and only lasts for like 3 aplications though

Why I want to try the eagle next. It says it last 2 weeks.... and 2 times the volume and half the cost.

So I'll see.

gdwriter
09-02-10, 02:36 PM
I tried both the Eagle 1 and Armor All products, and they left white streaks on my wheels. I've had best results by applying Wheel Wax (http://wheelwax.com/) on clean wheels, with follow up on subsequent car washes with Michelin Brake Dust Repellent (http://www.rockbottomdeals.biz/pd_michelin_brake_dust_repellent.cfm).

This picture of the front wheel was taken probably a week after applying Wheel Wax:

http://www.gdwriter.com/Seville_wheel.jpg

Domsz06
09-02-10, 03:48 PM
GDwriter....

I only got streaks where I sprayed too much on there, since it said to apply liberally. I think next time I won't get any.


Why did this get moved out of the cts-v forums????

gdwriter
09-02-10, 03:55 PM
I know the Eagle 1 product says don't touch the wheels after applying, and I think Armour All says the same. With the Michelin foam, you wipe down the wheels after the foam dissipates. So no streaks.

It was probably moved out of the CTS-V forums because other members could also benefit from the information in this thread.

Jesda
09-03-10, 04:04 AM
I put NuFinish on wheels before winter. On cars that generate lots of brake dust, it makes it easier to wash it off.

Domsz06
09-03-10, 09:53 AM
I put NuFinish on wheels before winter. On cars that generate lots of brake dust, it makes it easier to wash it off.

I dont' find brake dust hard to wash off. I Just hate how dirty the wheels get so fast.

These products do amazing things. I love it.

Ralph
09-04-10, 12:45 AM
I like Simoniz Tire Shine. It lasts through a few rainstorms and if you avoid dusty roads like I do you only have to do them a few times a year

V-Eight
09-04-10, 12:58 AM
Wow, that does look like it works well. I'll have to try it out!

gdwriter
09-05-10, 12:53 AM
I must have run out of the Michelin brake dust repellent, so after applying a fresh coat of Wheel Wax, I sprayed the Armor All Wheel Protectant I still have on the wheels. No white streaks this time. We'll see how long they stay clean.

SoCalCTSV
09-29-13, 11:18 PM
Anyone use this safely and modestly on their tail pipes without worrying it will catch in fire? I put some on my tailpipes and have let it dry for a while.

Ranger
09-30-13, 10:01 AM
The pipes don't get hot enough to catch gasoline on fire. I wouldn't worry about it one bit.

vincentm
09-30-13, 11:05 AM
Holy thread resurrection batman

MoistCabbage
09-30-13, 11:10 AM
Only 3 years. I don't begin to get impressed until at least 5.

vincentm
09-30-13, 11:48 AM
Back on topic, i avoid armor all products like the plague

SoCalCTSV
09-30-13, 04:12 PM
Hey I used the search function.

trailor
09-30-13, 09:52 PM
RainX does the same thing. All you have to do is wipe your wheels off after you drive and they look new again.

I've been using it on all of my sets of wheels for years and I've chrome wheels to matte black wheels to green wheels( I've had about 30 or so sets of wheels).

Heck, my winter wheels are chrome(first year for aftermarket chrome) and my factory wheels are chrome and no signs of peeling yet.

SoCalCTSV
10-01-13, 07:19 AM
RainX does the same thing. All you have to do is wipe your wheels off after you drive and they look new again. I've been using it on all of my sets of wheels for years and I've chrome wheels to matte black wheels to green wheels( I've had about 30 or so sets of wheels). Heck, my winter wheels are chrome(first year for aftermarket chrome) and my factory wheels are chrome and no signs of peeling yet.

Armor All is like a repellent. No need to wipe.

Stingroo
10-01-13, 08:34 AM
RainX does the same thing. All you have to do is wipe your wheels off after you drive and they look new again.

I've been using it on all of my sets of wheels for years and I've chrome wheels to matte black wheels to green wheels( I've had about 30 or so sets of wheels).

Heck, my winter wheels are chrome(first year for aftermarket chrome) and my factory wheels are chrome and no signs of peeling yet.

That... is genius.