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From cracks to scuffs, you’ve faced the trials of damaged alloy wheels on London’s streets. Now, with your wheels refurbished, it’s time to get back on the road with style and confidence. But our commitment doesn’t stop there. We’re here to equip you with after-care knowledge, ensuring your alloy wheels maintain their pristine look for miles to come. Follow our guide to learn how to clean alloy wheels.

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Alloy Wheel Cleaning Guide

Alloy wheels add style to any vehicle, but maintaining their pristine condition demands proper care. Using the wrong tools can damage your newly refurbished wheels. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process for safely and effectively cleaning alloy wheels, preserving their shine and durability for miles to come.

1. Gather Your Supplies

  • A bucket
  • Wheel cleaner (non-acidic)
  • Tyre brush
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Microfiber towels
  • A hose or pressure washer

2. Rise Wheels Thoroughly

Start by rinsing the wheels with water to remove loose dirt and debris. Pay special attention to the inner wheel wells and spokes, where dirt tends to accumulate.

3. Apply Wheel Cleaner

Spray a generous amount of wheel cleaner onto the surface of each wheel. Make sure to use a cleaner specifically formulated for alloy wheels to avoid damaging the finish.

4. Scrub Away Dirt and Grime

Using a tyre brush or soft-bristled brush, scrub the entire surface of each wheel, paying attention to crevices and hard-to-reach areas. Be gentle yet thorough to remove stubborn dirt and brake dust buildup.

5. Clean the Tire Sidewalls

While focusing on the wheels, don’t forget to clean the tyre sidewalls as well. Use a tyre brush and soapy water to scrub away dirt and grime, restoring the tyres’ appearance.

6. Rinse Thoroughly

Once you’ve scrubbed all the wheels and tyres, thoroughly rinse them with water to remove any remaining cleaner and dirt residue. Ensure that no soap or cleaner is left behind.

7. Dry Wheels and Tires

Use clean microfiber towels to dry the wheels and tyres completely. This step helps prevent water spots and maintains the shine of the alloy wheels.

8. Apply Wheel Sealant (Optional)

For added protection and shine, consider applying a wheel sealant or wax after cleaning and drying the wheels. This will help repel dirt and brake dust, making future cleanings easier.

9. Inspect and Touch Up

After cleaning and drying the wheels, take a moment to inspect them for any imperfections or damage. If needed, touch up the finish with a suitable alloy wheel paint or touch-up kit.

 

Alloy Wheel Repair Aftercare

Cleaning alloy wheels can be a breeze with the right techniques and products. By following these simple steps and integrating regular maintenance into your vehicle care routine, you can keep your alloy wheels looking stunning for years to come.

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