Aluminum wheel rims, can be a challenge to keep clean and shiny. It doesn’t take long for the dirt and grime to accumulate; your car picks up a lot of the dirt and grime from the highways and your cars brake pads.
Sure, you can drive it through the car wash and have the wheel rims cleaned but did you know the majority of wheel rim cleaners can damage your rims. That’s why it is important to clean the wheel rims yourself. By cleaning the rims, yourself you will save money and your rims will be cleaner.
Tip #1 – Preparing Your Aluminum Wheel Rims for Cleaning
Wait until your car has cooled down don’t come home, jump out of the car and start cleaning the rims. The heat from the car running will suck up the water as soon as it hits the rims. If it’s a hot day you can also park your car in the shade for a while and if there is room, clean your wheel rims in the shady area.
Tip #2 – Choose Your Cleaner, Polish and Brush
There are numerous cleaners, polishes and brushes to choose from. Be sure to do some research and ask around before you purchase your items. If this is your first time cleaning the rims make sure you read the instructions on your products before getting to work. Always follow the instructions for the best possible outcome.
Tip #3 - Cleaning Your Aluminum Wheel Rims
First, rinse off your wheel rims with cool water or whatever comes out of your hose. This will help remove some of the dirt and grime.
Next, using the appropriate brush (never use steel wool or an abrasive brush as it can ruin your rims.) Following the instructions on your chosen cleaner scrub off any excess dirt and grime. Let dry.
Finally, polish the wheel rims. If you want it to last longer and look even better wait till the first coat of polish dries then apply a second coat.
The polish can also help reflect some of the dirt and grime you pick up while driving.
Taking good care of your aluminum wheel rims is an essential part of keeping your car looking its best. If you're looking for the best aluminum wheels in Michigan, contact the team at Superior Industries International today. We have all your aluminum wheel technology needs!