How to clean and maintain your wheels
First, use a dedicated wash mitt for your wheels. Do not use the same wash mitt you use for your car’s paint finish because the road grime found on the wheels that are grabbed by the wash mitt can scratch your car’s paint finish. Also use a separate washing solution for best results.
Next, rinse your wheels to remove any loose grime and brake dust. Follow up by spraying the wheel with einszett Wheel Cleaner and leave on for no more than a few minutes (or as suggested on the directions). If there is a lot of grime and brake dust buildup, agitate surface with a soft cotton towel or boar’s hair wheel brush. The brush will allow you to get within the crevices including difficult to wash areas such as the lug nuts. Do not use synthetic brushes which are guaranteed to scratch the finish. Rinse wheel thoroughly with water.
After rinsing, dry wheel with a soft cloth or chamois. Repeat the process with each wheel.Polishing and Waxing Wheels If your wheels have a clear coat finish on them, they can be polished and waxed like your car’s paint finish. This will maintain their luster and protect them from the harsh elements on the road. Apply at least twice a year an application of einszett PolishWax to clean, condition and add depth to the wheel finish. Apply with a soft microfiber cloth or foam applicator pad. The same instructions that are used to apply PolishWax to your car’s paint finish apply to application on your wheel. After polishing, apply a coat of einszett Glanz Wax for maximum protection. Glanz Wax is a synthetic based car wax with the addition of carnauba wax. This provides exceptional protection compared to traditional carnauba waxes to withstand the harsh effects of brake dust, road grime, road salt and multiple washes. Summary Wheel Cleaning is not difficult. It’s more about choosing the right product and using the right methods for cleaning. A little effort goes a long way in making your wheels stand out and finishing off the look of your detailed car. Article by Einszett USA