Make Your Wheels Shine
The metallic particles in brake dust will corrode expensive wheels – unless you keep them clean. It’s dark, dirty stuff and it’s expensive to remove.

August 26, 2011

Daniel Graham, owner of Plush Boutique Car Wash tells us how:

Step 1: Apply Cleaner

Spray on a mild, pH-balanced wheel cleaner and let it work to lift the particles off the wheel metal, following the bottle’s direc¬tions. (Strong acids in old-school cleaners can damage the finish on today’s wheels.)

Step 2: Remove Cleaner

Rinse the wheel. Use room temperature water. Scrub it with a microfibre wheel brush to remove lingering dirt. Dry with a microfibre towel; repeat the process for stubborn stains. Clean wheels individually so the cleaner doesn’t dry on them.

Step 3: Polish

Apply a high-quality wheel polish to your wheels with a clean, dry microfibre towel. Let the polish dry and then wipe it off with a regular cloth. This seals your wheel and helps protect it from debris. Always keep your tyres inflated as this offers protec¬tion around your rims.