Alloy Wheels? - nixontim
I have purchased some alloy wheels but they dont come with locking nuts? Are locking nuts just locking nuts or are there diffrent types? Where can i get these and how much should i expect to pay?

Does anyone know what the best alloy wheel cleaner is? I have heard of this new Wheel Wax which is about £16.99, Anygood?
Alloy Wheels? - Dynamic Dave
Are locking nuts just locking nuts or are there diffrent types?


No, they come in all shapes and sizes.
Where can i get these and how much should i expect to pay?


From your other posts I see you have a Ford Orion. You could try your local Ford dealer, or in fact any car accessory shop, like Halfords for instance. Expect to pay anything between £20 to £40 depending on the quality of the product.
Does anyone know what the best alloy wheel cleaner is?


Soap, water and plenty of elbow grease. A lot of the wheel cleaners contain an acid of some description and can strip the protective laquer from the alloys if overused and not cleaned off properly after use. If you do use a wheel cleaning product, then apply some car polish to them afterwards to give them some protection. It also makes them a lot easier to clean next time as well.
Alloy Wheels? - Peter D
When clean wrap plastic ( carrier bag ) over the disc and polich the allows with Autoglyn polish is similiar, this will help stop the debris from sticking on so hard and make them easier to clear in future. Protect the disc well or you could be in for a shock the first few times you brake. Regards Peter
Alloy Wheels? - Peter D
Further, Have you told your insurance company you have fitted alloys. They will want there pennies worth as you have increased the odds of it being stolen, and effected the value. Regards Peter
Alloy Wheels? - Andy P
It depends on whether the wheels are Ford branded or whether they're aftermarket. If the latter, you'll need to try somewhere that sells that particular brand of wheel so you get the right fitment. Try www.wheel-base.co.uk or www.xs-scotts.co.uk/. Both stock a wide range of wheel manufacturers and should be able to supply the right type of locks.


Andy
Alloy Wheels? - Wales Forester
Ford Original Part locking nuts are around the £23 mark for a set - assuming you have compatible wheels.

On the subject of insurance, AXA weren't in the least bit interested in the fact that i'd fitted non standard alloys to my new shape Mondeo last year, no premium alteration at all.

PP
Alloy Wheels? - frostbite
you could be in for a shock the first few times
you brake.


You could also be in for a shock if you forget to remove the carrier bag afterwards!
Alloy Wheels? - Sparky
I use something called wonderwheels, to keep my alloys sparkling, which you apply with a brush it is an acid based product but gives amazing results, I just make sure I wash it off thoroughly with a hosepipe afterwards, being using it on my wheels for two years and I have no problems with the lacquer or anything.... doesnt smell that good though
Alloy Wheels? - StuW
On my alloys i just use a toothbrush and give it a wipe and hose down with some water. Seems to do the trick. Although don't brush your teeth with the toothbrush afterwards!
Alloy Wheels? - Burnout2
On the subject of locking wheel nuts, they may be worth pursuing for the purposes of satisfying your insurer. As a theft deterrent they're all but useless; a little brute force is all that's needed to remove them, and they certainly won't stop any determined thief who takes a shine to your alloys.

As for cleaning, I'd use acidic products sparingly even on fully lacquered surfaces. Creating a water-repellent layer on the surface, using the same polishes I use for the bodywork, seems to work well at stopping brake dust and general grime from becoming embedded.
 

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