I have a highly polished set of aluminum wheels , that as everyone knows are a PIA to maintain. Zoops claims that they have a ceramic sealer that impregnates the pores of the aluminum and you will not have to polish for a year or so. I thinking of getting some but wanted to see if anyone could offer some feedback or insight on past experiences with the product. Thanks
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I treated my ccw's with zoops seal before they were ever bolted on the car.It is best to do when new,as any debris left on the wheel can get sealed in.But you can do it on used wheels if careful.
There are 3 negatives I can think of...
1. It does not last forever
2. It is best to use on a fair weather car(one that does not see much rain or run where there are salt treated roads)as you really want to avoid water spots.Mainly because you need to polish water spots out,and when you do,you remove the zoops
3. It DOES leave a slight haze on the aluminum noticable in direct sunlight.So they don't shine quite as brilliantly as untreated wheels.I would say,on a scale of 1-10,they are about a 9.
Also,this is not a short process.On my brand new wheels ( which would be the easiest) I spent close to 2 hrs. per wheel to treat them perfectly,including the inner barrels
It was a labor of love
Here's what they looked like,...oh...I dunno,a few months after I treated them,and in my signature,you will see them after 3+ years.
Yes,it IS wearing off