Your car rims can give your car the “wow” factor of that makes it stand out from the crowd. But if they’re dirty, they can have the opposite effect, ruining the look of an otherwise spotless vehicle.
Grime, dirt and brake dust (a substance caused by friction when you apply the brakes) tend to accumulate on the rims, so it’s advisable to clean them regularly and carefully.
Get the Right Products
Getting the right wheel cleaning products is key. Your car rims are subject to unique conditions compared to other parts of your car. For example, the extreme heat can cause brake dust to cake onto the surface of the rim. That’s why it makes sense to invest on a dedicated product specifically formulated to clean wheels.
Rinse, Then Rinse Again
Once you have the right products, it’s time to get started. First, spray the rims with water and let them soak for a couple of minutes. Then spray them again, this time with soap and water in order to disintegrate the most superficial layers of dust and grime.
Apply the Cleaner
When it comes to the amount of product to apply and the specific procedure, follow the instructions on the label of the wheel cleaner. However, make sure to apply the cleaner on one rim at a time, to avoid that the product dries on the wheels.
Scrub and Wipe
Scrub the wheels with a wheel brush and then wipe the spokes using microfiber or a sponge until they’re clean and shiny. It’s a good idea to have a sponge and a brush that you use exclusively to clean your rims and tires. As mentioned above, these parts of your car function under extreme conditions, and the dust and grime that deposits on them may damage your car’s paint.
At Inland Empire Autobody & Paint Inc. we have the expertise and the drive to always deliver great results in rim repairs. We take pride in our day-to-day workmanship and we work closely with our clients to satisfy their every concern.
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