How to Clean Tips
How to Clean Aluminum Alloy Wheels and Rims
Here’s what you’ll need
to get the job done:
- Garden hose
- Soft bristle brush or pressure washer
- And Oil Eater® Cleaner Degreaser
Aluminum wheels sparkle when they’re brand new, but after a while they can lose their luster. Every time you drive, your wheels are barraged with dust and fibers from the brake pads, minuscule metal shavings from the rotor, and general road grime. Mix in heat and friction, and you have a perfect recipe for dirty wheels and even corrosion.
You can avoid these issues by cleaning your wheels regularly with Oil Eater® All Purpose Cleaner. This powerful non-toxic cleaner has been specially formulated to be tough on grime but easy on finishes. It’s clear coat safe so it won’t harm your wheels and it can even be used on your car’s interior! Revive your ride with Oil Eater® All Purpose Cleaner and get wheels that sparkle!
Here’s what you’ll need to get the job done:
- Garden hose
- Spray nozzle that delivers a strong stream of water
- Soft bristled wheel brush
- Long-handled brush with sturdy bristles
- Lug nut brush
- Microfiber towels (preferably black)
- And Oil Eater® All Purpose Cleaner
Here’s what to do:
Be sure to clean the wheels before washing your vehicle in order to prevent brake dust and dirty water from splashing onto your clean vehicle.
First, you’ll want to rinse the wheels with water to remove any loose dirt using the spray nozzle and hose. Get all the nooks and crannies, including spokes and brake calipers.
Then, spray one wheel at a time with Oil Eater® All Purpose Cleaner. Using a soft wheel brush to avoid scratching the aluminum, remove the rest of the dirt and grime. If you have one, use a lug nut brush to clean around the lug nuts and in the lug nut holes.
For a really thorough job, clean the wheel wells out, too. After spraying them thoroughly with Oil Eater® All Purpose Cleaner, use the long-handled brush with sturdy bristles to loosen the dirt.
When you’re done scrubbing, rinse everywhere with the hose to remove the loosened dirt and cleaner.
Lastly, dry the wheel thoroughly with a microfiber towel, preferably a black one. You’ll want to reserve this towel for use only on wheels, and wash it separately from your other towels. That way you won’t get any brake dust on your car’s paint job.