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How to Clean the Wheels on a Car – Like a Pro!

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Do you struggle with Cleaning the wheels, on you’re Car, or other Vehicle? If you answered “Yes”, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most people have a hard time doing this. With a little patience, some basic Cleaning Tools, and a few Cleaners, I will show you how to clean the wheels on a car. Before you begin, make sure that your Vehicle has sat for a few hours, and is cool to the touch. If you were to spray water, onto hot wheels, you could accidentally warp a Wheel, or Rotor.

Pre-Clean/Soak

Thoroughly spray/coat all of your Wheels, with an Automotive Wheel Cleaner, of your choice. Just make sure that the Wheel Cleaner was made for your type of Wheels (I.E. Aluminum, Steel, Painted, Chrome, etc.). Note: Using the wrong type of Cleaner, may harm your Wheels.

Let the Wheel Cleaner sit (dwell) on the Wheels, for a few Minutes, to let the Cleaner do its job. It will start to break down the loose Dirt, Road Grime, and Brake Dust.

After a few minutes have passed, thoroughly rinse off all of your Wheels, using a Garden Hose, with the Nozzle set to the “Jet” position. This will help remove any loose Dirt, Road Grime, and Brake Dust.

Stubborn Dirt, Road Grime & Brake Dust Removal

Starting with a single Wheel, thoroughly spray your whole Wheel, once more, with Wheel Cleaner, to make sure that the Wheel is wet. Then gently scrub your whole Wheel, using either a Microfiber, or Soft Bristle Wheel Brush. Make sure that you get in between all of the Wheel’s Grooves, Nooks, and Crannies. Keep scrubbing until you feel that you have removed most of the Dirt, Road Grime, and Brake Dust. Just remember, Brake Dust is stubborn; you may need to put some umphh behind it, to get it clean! LOL!

Using a Garden Hose, thoroughly rinse your whole Wheel, to remove any remaining Wheel Cleaner, Dirt, Road Grime, and Brake Dust. If you notice more Dirt, Road Grime, or Brake Dust, after rinsing, just repeat this section, until the Wheel is clean. Using this same process, clean your other three Wheels.

Dry the Wheels

Now that you Wheels are thoroughly cleaned, and rinsed, you need to dry them, in preparation for the next Step. Using a Clean Microfiber Towel, thoroughly dry each Wheel, making sure to get into all of the Wheel’s Grooves, Nooks, and Crannies. You could also use Canned Air, or a Portable Air Compressor, with an Air Blower Nozzle, to help dry the Wheels thoroughly.

Apply Optional Coat of Wax (For Painted Wheels Only)

If you have Painted Wheels, this Step will help prevent Dirt, Road Grime, and Brake Dust from sticking to your Wheels. It will make cleaning your Wheels easier next time. Using a Clean Microfiber Towel, and a Car Wax of your choice, apply one coat of Wax, to the first Wheel. After the Wax has set up, per the Wax Manufacturer’s Instructions, buff off the Wax, using a Clean Microfiber Towel. Using this same process, apply a coat of Wax, to your other three Wheels.

Apply Tire Dressing

Using a Clean Microfiber Towel, and a Tire Dressing, of your choice, apply the Tire Dressing, to first Wheel, per the Tire Dressing Manufacturer’s Instructions. Using this same process, apply Tire Dressing, to your other three Wheels.

Take Some Time, to Admire Your Wheels

Now that you have completed all of these Wheel Cleaning Steps, there is nothing left to do, but sit back, and admire your Beautiful Wheels. Give yourself some credit, you did a great Job!

If you have a particular question, or comment, please feel free to ask it below.

Have a Great Day,

Jeffrey

 



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