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How To Detail Wheels And Tyres

Cleaning your wheels regularly is not just for the appearance but to prevent brake dust from build-up and eventually eat into the paint and dull the finish of your wheels

Wash Needs

A hose or pressure washer

1 bucket,

1 soft washing mitt (old washing mitt)

1 soft drying towel – waffle weave microfiber/quality plush microfiber towels

PH neutral shampoo/cleaner

1 wheel woollies / brush for nuts well and tight area

1 long enough flat headed brush to reach deep into the wheels and wheel arches

Option

Wheel Cleaner

Wheel cleaner will dissolve brake dust quickly and effectively, agitation may be required otherwise just spray the whole wheel, leave it on for a minute or so and hose off. Choose a cleaner that suited to your wheels type otherwise a product that suited to all wheel typSealants And Waxes 2e

 

Sealant/Wax

Once your wheels are clean and dry, apply a quality wheel protectant like wheel wax or sealant to seal the wheel surface. These products work just like car wax. Apply them with an applicator pad and buff it off when haze. Wheel sealant/wax will help prevent brake dust adhesion and your wheels will look clean for longer and easy to clean when washing.

 

 

Tyre Dressing

There are many different type of tyre dressing on the market, sprayTyre Dressing 2 or gel. Choose a tyre dressing without silicone which will turns brown over time. Tyre dressing will nourish the rubber and looks like new.

Always apply thin coats and allow drying time before you drive your vehicle. Even the best dressing will sling if it’s on too thick

Direction

Always try to work under a shade and wheels are cool

  • Hose off the wheel, tyre and arch one at the time
  • Fill a wheel washing bucket with shampoo, spray a few squirts of All Purpose Cleaner (APC) if required if the wheel is dirty before shampooing. Or spray a wheel cleaner covering the whole wheel
  • Shampoo the wheel spokes and outer rim with a wash mitt/brush
  • Clean tight areas, wheel wall, arch and tyre with a brush
  • Rinse off 
  • Dry the wheels with a microfiber cloth (after the car been wash and dried) if you prefer, drive the car around the block to spit out excess water in the gap
  • Apply wheel sealant/wax/chrome polish
  • Apply tyre dressing
                                                              
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