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Wheel Cleaning Guide

Wheel Cleaning Guide

Posted in NEWS AND UPDATES by Autobrite on May 09th 2019
With summer on the horizon and the perfect driving conditions just a few short weeks away, car enthusiasts are revving their metaphorical engines in excitement. There’s nothing quite like a summers day drive through the countryside, but in spite of a lack of water and mud, dirt and dust still gathers on the outside of the car, with the warmer temperatures drying it on. The wheels suffer the most in hot, dry conditions and sandy surfaces can cause expensive damage, so it’s vital to clean them regularly.

Choose the Right Wheel Cleaner

When it comes to eliminating dirt and preventing damage on the wheels, it’s vital that you choose a wheel cleaner that is suited for the materials. Choose the wrong one and you could cause even more damage to both the paint and the overall structure of the wheel. It is always advisable to opt for a concentrated solution, which you can dilute or use neat depending on the level of dirt.

Use a Brush

Although wheel cleaners do a lot of the heavy lifting, they won’t remove all of the dirt on the wheel, so you’ll need to work it into the nooks and crannies using a wheel brush. Again, there are lots of different variations on the market, from soft to stiff bristles. Which to use is mostly down to the robustness of the wheel and a matter of personal preference.

Seal the Deal

In order to prevent future build ups, you should look to use some sort of wax or sealant on the wheels. These products work by forming a protective layer on top of the alloy, both sealing in your clean and repelling dirt and grime. Most sealants sit on top of the material rather than reacting with them, so they are safe for use on all wheels whether satin or matt.

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