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Anyone try this....hate cleaning brake dust and hear this coating makes it alot easier and can last 5 years. If so, what brand of coating.
 

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I had Ceramic Pro done on my for no reason whatsoever since I planned on swapping them, and already have (it was part of the package deal). I will say my rims looked shinier all the time, but that could be because they only had 2,300 miles on them when I pulled them off. Dunno.

I do know my Outback used to leave very visible brownish brake dust on its rims all the time.

I may get my new rims done - not sure yet. They're very dusty (but, they're also black, so it just might be more visible).
 

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I'm a big fan of CQuartz products. The Dlux would be a good coating for your wheels.
I second this. Brake dust will still stick but a good power wash works like using a heavy cleaner.
 
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Are any of these coatings available for purchase to be applied on our own?
Many of them. Not difficult to do, but you need a few tools (like a buffer and buffing wheel), a well prepped car and a clean place that's not dusty. Not something you really want to do outside this time of year, or in a dusty garage.

If you consider doing it, I'd check YouTube for some of the videos showing how. Look for one(s) specific to the coating you choose.
 

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Are any of these coatings available for purchase to be applied on our own?
If you want something easier that doesn't last as long try Ultima Paint Protection Plus. Is a wipe on wipe off product that can last a couple months easy. Also great for Windows and paint. Opti-Seal is a similar product, but have yet to try this one.

Ceramic can be a little tricky as temp plays a larger roll as to how should be applied and upfront cost is more. I don't mind cleaning and detailing every so often, so for now i'm sticking with sealants over these ceramic coating.

If you want an awesome paint sealant that's very nice to apply, try Jescar. Wolfgang Deep Gloss 3.0 is also nice, just a little harder to buff out.
 
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For me, if I’m spending just under $50k on a car I would just get it professionally ceramic coated. Seems like a good way to protect my purchase cause four years from now when I make my last car payment I’ll want to look at the vehicle still in great shape, shiny like I just bought it. Find a guy in your area who has reviews and can show you his work, I bet you will be glad in a few years when your ride looks good as new...
 

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For me, if I’m spending just under $50k on a car I would just get it professionally ceramic coated. Seems like a good way to protect my purchase cause four years from now when I make my last car payment I’ll want to look at the vehicle still in great shape, shiny like I just bought it. Find a guy in your area who has reviews and can show you his work, I bet you will be glad in a few years when your ride looks good as new...
Yep, I drove from the dealership to the ceramic pro shop.
 

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Just use the silicone dioxide (SiO2) coating and it works well enough for me once a year. (You may need to refresh the coating more often. My vehicle is in the garage or in the parkade at the office and doesn't sit outside usually.)

I apply this on the whole car (paint, trim and wheels).

I use Hydro Silex myself but Meguiar's and other brands have come out with their own.

Make sure to follow application instructions or you can have spots that are hard to remove if you allow the product to dry in the surface (big no no).

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