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Old 02-26-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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Default Anyone out there use ZOOP seal?

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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Old 02-26-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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I don't hear about many C5/Z06 owners using ZOOP'S seal, but it's highly recommended in the street rod crowd.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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Never heard of it before but sounds promising.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:31 PM   #4
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I have a C5 with c6 polished wheels that Im trying to protect, I think this maybe the answer. From their info and what I've read so far, it looks like it'll do what i need.

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Old 02-26-2008, 03:44 PM   #5
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I've heard nothing but positive about ZOOP seal, especially from owners of polished CCW and HRE wheels.
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I have a C5 with c6 polished wheels that Im trying to protect, I think this maybe the answer. From there info and what I've read so far, it looks like it'll do what i need.
Be careful, most factory/OEM polished wheels are clear coated. In this case, you can't use a metal polish on the wheels!
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:56 PM   #7
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Good looking out, I have factory repo's with no Clear coat on them. So I want to protect them and of course avoid polishing them all the time.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:58 PM   #8
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Finally a product to protect and seal all of your polished aluminum, chrome,and stainless steel. Easy to apply Zoop's eliminates the need for repeat polishing and prevents dulling and oxidation for up to 2 years.Withstands up to 450 degrees F. Resistant to gas and oil. Kit includes 2 oz. ZoopSeal, 4 oz. Cleaner Concentrate, 8 oz. Final Sealer, Applications Cloths, Latex Gloves and New Instructions. Formulated to be used on cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and a variety of other applications
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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

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Be careful, most factory/OEM polished wheels are clear coated. In this case, you can't use a metal polish on the wheels!
It's not a polish, it's a clear sealant...it slows the oxidation process of aluminum and seals the pores of the aluminum to keep them cleaner.

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