How to Clean Alloy Wheels

July 2nd, 2018 by

Man worker washing car's alloy wheels on a car wash

Your vehicle will sparkle all year long when you know how to clean alloy wheels properly. In this guide, we’ll explain the tools that you’ll need – including our favorite alloy wheel cleaner.

Tools of the Trade

Before you get started, grab the following items:

  • Hose
  • Sponge
  • Alloy wheel cleaner
  • Bucket
  • Toothbrush
  • Microfiber
  • Wheel wax

Cleaning Like a Pro

Next, follow these steps to brighten up dull wheels:

  1. Hose down your wheels to remove surface dirt and dust.
  2. Mix cleaner and water in a bucket and apply with sponge. “Acid-free” formulas make the best wheel cleaner because they won’t damage the finish.
  3. Use a toothbrush to get into small crevices.
  4. Rinse off the wheels with the hose.
  5. Dry with a microfiber cloth and apply wheel wax as a layer of protection.

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