How to Valet Your Own Car – Wheels
Wheel cleaning is an essential phase within the car detailing process, and mastering the procedure along with the appropriate products is crucial. Molecular is here to offer assistance and suggest top-tier choices.
Your car’s wheels are particularly prone to accumulating road dirt and a hefty dose of brake dust. The extent of build-up varies based on your cleaning frequency and contamination exposure between washes, but any contaminants will undoubtedly detract from your vehicle’s appearance.
Fortunately, eradicating these pollutants during your wash is straightforward by following these steps and utilizing our recommended products.
Step 1 | Decontamination
During the decontamination step, wheel cleaner is the simplest solution, even for stubbornly attached dirt, iron, and fallout. Nebula-X and Evolution are user-friendly choices: spray the product onto the wheel, starting from the bottom and covering the alloy surface as you work your way up. Treating one wheel at a time enables you to watch for the chemical reaction as the iron “bleeds” from the rim, manifesting as a deep red hue.
Step 2 | Agitation
For more obstinate contaminants, it’s advisable to “agitate” the product onto the stains and within the harder-to-reach areas such as brake callipers. A Pulsar Wash Mitt is a prudent choice if safeguarding your alloys is a priority during agitation. Alternatively, the EZ Go Detail Brush features soft bristles that prevent scratching while cleaning small spaces, affording you the flexibility to select your preferred method.
Step 3 | Wash
Once content with the extent of coverage and agitation during the process, ensure a thorough rinsing to remove the product. While a garden hose suffices, a pressure washer ensures complete removal.
Step 4 | Dressing
While not essential, we’ve included the tire dressing stage for those seeking glossy wheel aesthetics to emulate on their own vehicle. Axis grants protection for plastic, rubber, and leather surfaces for up to 3 months. For the slick, high-gloss tyre finish, Carbon Black Tyre Shine is recommended.
Cleaning your wheels couldn’t get any simpler than that! Following our simple steps should allow you to see an improvement in the results of your pre-existing wash process.
To delve into the wheel cleaning experience, explore our comprehensive wheels & tires range here and discover the perfect fit for your needs!