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When it comes to luxurious looking accessories, alloy wheels rank high number in the chart. They are made of aluminium and are much stronger than the regular wheels. Their classy look is what makes them so popular but in order to maintain that lustrous look, you need to clean and detail them regularly. Getting them professionally cleaned is the best way to keep them shining like new. However, you cannot hire car detailers Perth every day or every week to get them cleaned. We at Ants Auto detailing, one of the most experienced car detailers Perth, therefore, thought of sharing this step by step alloy wheel cleaning method that will make them shine like new for years.
Step 1: Remove loose dust and dirt
The first thing that you need to do is to remove the loose particles. This is very important to prevent your alloy wheel from getting scratched. Rub a soft cloth on the wheel lightly to remove the loose dust. Then, spray high pressured water on it to rinse off the rest of the dust. Take a clean, wet sponge and rub it over the alloy wheels in order to clean it completely. Make sure not to rub the sponge too hard, else the dust particles will scratch the coating. Clean the brake thoroughly. You may use an old toothbrush to remove the dust from the crevices of the wheels.
Step 2: Clean it with an alloy wheel cleaner
Most car detailers Perth suggest car owners not to use the wheel cleaners available at the supermarket. They are usually acid based cleaners and are not safe to use. They may damage the lustre of your expensive wheels. Always use a cleaner that is recommended for alloy wheels. If you are not sure, consult an experienced car detailer Perth such as Ants Auto Detailing. Use the cleaner as directed and then clean it off with water.
Step 3: Clean the hard to reach areas
It is easier to clean the prominently visible areas but to clean the wheels thoroughly you have to clean the hard to clean area such as the spokes, the lug nuts, and the lug nut holes. Use a brush with soft bristles to reach those areas. It will be easier to clean them when the wheel is wet so make sure you don’t let the wheels dry. Moreover, water and cleaner will lubricate the wheels, thereby preventing scratches.
Once you have cleaned the wheels thoroughly, rinse it well and wipe it using dry using a soft, dry cloth.
Some helpful hints
- Never let the wheels dry naturally. This will leave water marks on it. Such marks are very difficult to remove by yourself. You may have to take your vehicle to a car detailer Perth to get it cleaned. Once the cleaning is over, wipe it dry with a clean cloth.
- Avoid direct sunlight and also do not clean wheels when they are hot. This will make the water evaporate early, thereby leaving water marks on your alloy wheels.
- Use large cotton swabs to clean inside the spokes.
- Do not use the same sponge to clean the wheel as well as the body. Make sure you use separate sponges in order to avoid scratches.
Properly maintained alloy wheels can increase the overall look of your vehicle. Get them professionally cleaned at regular intervals. To know more, get in touch with us at 0417 920 546.