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Washing Your Wheels and Tires
Your car is your pride and joy and you want
to keep looking the best it can be. You wash it diligently and wax it, but one part
of the car that is sometimes overlooked are the wheels and tires. Since your wheels
and tires are so important, make sure you clean them often by using the least aggressive
cleaning method possible.
The main thing that attacks your wheels is brake
dust. If you are diligent about removing brake dust on a regular basis, you can
wash your wheels when you do a full wash of your car. But if the brake dust has
built up in excess, you will have to use other methods to clean the wheels.
Brake pads are made of carbon fibers, metal filings, Kevlar fibers and polymer-based
adhesives. The brake pad adhesive is what causes brake dust to get on your wheels.
When the adhesive residue becomes wet it turns acidic and can etch your wheels.
The metal filings that occur during braking can become red hot and burn tiny holes
in the finish of your wheels.
One of the keys to maintaining your wheels
is a coat of wax, which acts like a protective shield against brake dust. If a normal
car wash does not do the trick, you can use a high quality wheel cleaner. Most of
these types of cleaners work best on a dry wheel, but be sure to read the directions
on the product you purchase.
Spray the cleaner on the wheel and work it
in evenly to all areas of the wheel with a soft cloth, sponge or wash mitt. Try
to make it an even smooth coat over the entire wheel. Most cleaners have to stay
on for a few minutes or so to be effective. Note: Because the finish on most wheels
is very soft it can easily scratch off if there is too much abrasion; so when you
are scrubbing your wheels use extreme caution and be very gentle. After the entire
cleaner is thoroughly scrubbed in, rinse your wheels completely with water and then
dry with a soft cotton towel. It might be a good idea to give your wheels a coat
of high quality wax for added protection.
There are also many kinds of products
designed to clean protect your tires. These kinds of products are used not only
to improve the appearance of your tires and clean them, but protect them against
long-term damage. You should always use products specifically designed for your
type of tires. Before you put on your car cover, if your tires are vinyl, be sure
to use a product that is meant to clean only vinyl tires.
To clean your
tires, pour a small amount of whatever cleaner you have purchased onto a soft, 100%
cotton cloth. Apply the cleaner in a thin, even coating and allow it to stand for
15 minutes then buff off the excess with another clean cloth. Never spray the cleaning
product directly onto the tire. This can cause overspray or excess to get onto the
wheel and damage the paint.
You can make your wheels and tires look just
as good as the rest of your vehicle by simply washing and protecting them on a regular
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