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How to Clean Car Wheels


Keeping your car looking great requires a bit of effort, and one of the areas that can often be overlooked is the wheels. Over time, wheels can accumulate dirt, grime, and brake dust, which not only looks unsightly but can also cause damage if left unchecked. So, let’s take a closer look at how to clean car wheels properly.

Step 1: Gather your supplies

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Before you get started, you’ll need a few things. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

A bucket of water

Wheel cleaner – We recommend ether 3D BDX which is a reactive cleaner, it reacts to metal particles AKA brake dust. or 3D wheel cleaner which is a mild acid. for maintenance cleaning 3D orange degreasser / 3D super citrus works very well.

Wheel brush

Microfiber towels

Wheel sealant (optional) – 3D bead it up or any ceramic based sealant

Step 2: Spray on wheel cleaner

Once you have your supplies ready, it’s time to start cleaning. Begin by spraying the wheel cleaner onto the wheels. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and wear gloves to protect your hands from any harsh chemicals.

Step 3: Scrub with a wheel brush

After spraying the cleaner, use a wheel brush to scrub the wheels thoroughly. Be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies to remove all the dirt and grime. The bristles of the brush should be firm enough to clean effectively but not so hard that they scratch the wheels.

Step 4: Rinse off the wheels

Once you’ve scrubbed the wheels, it’s time to rinse them off with water. Use a hose or pressure washer to ensure that all the cleaner and dirt are washed away.

Step 5: Dry the wheels

After rinsing off the wheels, dry them with a clean microfiber towel. Be sure to dry them completely, including any crevices where water may collect.

Step 6: Apply wheel sealant (optional)

If you want to protect your wheels from future damage and make them easier to clean next time, consider applying a wheel sealant. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to ensure that you apply it correctly.

In conclusion, cleaning car wheels may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and techniques, it can be quite easy. Follow these steps, and you’ll have your wheels looking shiny and new in no time. Remember to clean your wheels regularly to keep them looking great and to prevent any long-term damage.

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