How To Clean Your Wheels And Tires?
- Cleaning your wheels and tires can be pretty hard sometimes, especially when they are heavy imbedded in brake dust. So I'm going to tell you how we clean wheels and tires here at A1 Auto Detailing. First you're going to start off by needing some tools and products:
- 1.Wheel Cleaner of choice (we use Wesmar Products wheel cleaner)
- 2.Soft Bristle Brushes
- 3.Inner Barrel Wheel Brush
- 4. Stiff tire brush
- 6. Car Soap
- 7. Water ( Hose, or pressure washer)
- 8. Microfiber towels
- 9. Tire Shine
Then you're going to find your dirty wheel and spray it down with water. You will start by rinsing it and getting all the dirt and debris off the wheel and making sure to get all the dirt and debris off of the wheel well. After you have rinsed you will start by spraying your dedicated wheel cleaner on the tires and scrub down the tire with your stiff tire brush, after you have made sure to thoroughly clean the tire you will then move on to the rims. You will spray your dedicated wheel cleaner on the rim and inside the wheel barrel, you will start by cleaning the inner barrel and use your inner barrel brush to clean in there using a back and forth and side to side motion.
Once you have cleaned the inner barrel you will move on to the face of the rim and clean it using your soft bristle brushes making sure to clean the entire wheel and get into all the details. Once you have done that you will also clean the wheel well with your barrel brush using your wheel cleaner. After you have finished all these steps you will rinse the rims and tires making sure to rinse away all of the brake dust and soap.
If the wheel is still dirty you might have to repeat the cleaning process again, if your rims are still heavily dirty then I would recommend buying a wheel cleaner that has acid in it. You will repeat the cleaning process with this chemical making sure to not work in direct sunlight and not letting the chemical stay on the rims for too long. You will have to rinse multiple times through out the cleaning process making sure that the acid doesn't damage the wheel. After this you should have a nice clean, brand new looking wheel. The last step is to dry the wheel and tires and apply your tire shine of choice.
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