Clean Wheels & Tires
- Hi-pressure Wash Sprayer
- Proper Cleaning Solution based on Wheels/Tires
- Spray Bottle
- Poly Whitewall & Tire Brush
- Nylon Spoke Wheel Brush
- Cotton Candy Wheel Brush
- Lug Nut Brush
STEP #1: While the car is in a cool shaded spot, wet the entire body area around the wheel wells with cool water to dilute the Wheel Cleaner should it come into contact with the paint.
PRO TIP: Really take the time to evaluate the surfaces of subtracts like plastic hub caps, polished aluminum, etc. The materials on the wheels, hub caps, and center pieces will determine the type of wheel cleaner you will use. Be mindful that some cleaners will damage certain types of surfaces. Most newer vehicles will have a clear coated painted on the wheels.
STEP #2: Ensure the wheel is cool to the touch, then test an inconspicuous area of the wheel to confirm that the Cleaner is compatible with the wheel.
STEP #3: Spray the Cleaner directly on the wheel. Do not allow it to dwell for longer than 30 seconds or allow the product to dry on the surface.
PRO TIP: When cleaning with acid, pay close attention to the product foaming on the wheel. This means that the chemical is attacking the surface. On the wrong materials, this will cause significant damage.
STEP #4: If the brake dust is heavy, agitate the various surfaces with the appropriate brushes. Don’t apply an acid-based Cleaner to all four wheels at the same time if agitation is necessary (the product will dwell too long on wheel surface).
PRO TIP: Make sure to scrub the barrel or back of the wheel as well. These are easily missed but will show dirt when wheels are turned.
STEP #5: Thoroughly pressure wash the wheel holding the nozzle 8” to 12” from the wheel surface.
STEP #6: Make sure to pressure wash the wheel at different angles to ensure the product is completely rinsed from the surface. Make sure to rinse the backs of the barrels too