The aim of cleaning the oxidized aluminum wheels is to prevent pitting which is hard to fix or restore. You need some hard work to change the look of the wheels. This cleaning method is very effective and reliable. Things you require:
- Several rags
- Protective clear coat for aluminum
- Dry sandpaper
- Mild detergent
- Fine grit sandpaper
Begin by filling your bucket with warm water. Add the mild detergent and agitate the solution to mix. Remove all the dirt and grime from your rims using the soapy water and a rag. Sand the rims until all pitting is gone using the dry sandpaper. Do the work by hand without using power tools to avoid overdoing the task.
Once pitting is no longer there and the rim surface is smooth, use the fine grit sandpaper to smooth out the rim surface until there are no grooves present. Wipe the surface to remove dust using a microfiber cloth. Now you can add a protective clear coat. Ensure you follow the precautions on the label and directions for use for the product.
Wiping the aluminum rims clean weekly helps prevent damage. The protective coating prevents pitting and damage to the rims. Proper maintenance of the brakes helps you keep the rims clean. Break dust is difficult to remove after staying on the rims for long. Therefore, ensure you do the regular cleaning to prevent damage and coating of the rims. Follow the tips every time you do the cleaning for efficiency and reliable wheel maintenance.