Wipe New Wheels FAQs

Wipe New Wheels FAQs

  • 1.

    Do I have to wear gloves and eye protection when using Wipe New®?

    We recommend wearing the included gloves and using eye protection when applying Wipe New® because once dry it can be difficult to remove from your skin, and may irritate skin upon contact. In case of contact with skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of contact with eyes, hold eye open and thoroughly flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
  • 2.

    Can I put a second coat of Wipe New® on my wheels?

    We do not recommend applying a second coat of Wipe New.® Once Wipe New® cures, a second coat will not adhere well to the first coat of Wipe New,® and therefore may be subject to peeling or flaking. One coat is all that is needed to protect your wheels from environmental degradation.
  • 3.

    Is it ok to apply Wipe New® in direct sunlight and/or to hot surfaces? Will being out in the sun speed up the drying process (maybe I’ll need to use a second coat)?

    For best results, apply Wipe New® to a cool surface in a garage, carport or other shaded, well-ventilated area. While the sun does speed up the drying process, a hot surface or direct sun can speed drying too much and cause the surface to appear streaked. A second coat of Wipe New® will not resolve this issue.
  • 4.

    How long does it take for Wipe New® to dry? What happens if the treated surface gets wet before it dries completely (i.e. morning dew, rain)?

    We recommend that you allow 1 hour of drying time before touching the surface and a full 24 hours after applying Wipe New® before exposure to moisture of any kind. If the surface gets wet before Wipe New® cures, you may see streaking or spotting in the finish. A second coat of Wipe New® will not resolve this issue. For best results, we recommend keeping the vehicle garaged for 24 hours after application. Another option is to cover it with a car cover (wait at least 1 hour after applying Wipe New® before covering). Plastic disposable car covers may be available for purchase for a nominal fee from your local auto parts store. If neither option is feasible, consider applying Wipe New® in the morning after the dew has cleared so that you will have nearly a full day of drying time before the dew appears again.
  • 5.

    Will Wipe New® damage my clothes?

    Wipe New® contains no dyes, however, it does harden as it dries and may damage your clothing.