care to maintain their factory finish. Typical road soils trap moisture which
can cause corrosion over a period of time. Brake dust, caused by friction of
your car's braking system, is itself corrosive and can cause pitting of the
wheels finish. These soils must be removed regularly, possibly weekly, depending
on your driving habits. Your wheels finish should be treated as you would treat
the finish of your car. Mild dish soap and water is all you need to properly
clean your wheels. Other household cleaning agents are too harsh for the finish
on your wheels and must be avoided. There are also a vast number of commercially
available wheel cleaners on the market today, but we urge extreme caution regarding
their use, since they tend to be acid or lye based.
ADDITIONAL TIPS - Never
clean wheels when they are hot. Never spray cold water on extremely hot wheels.
Always allow time to cool before cleaning with soap and water. To prevent scratching
of the wheels' finish, never clean your wheels with scouring pads. If you use
automatic car washes, tell them not to use steam cleaners or strong chemicals
to clean your wheels. They can cause permanent staining or corrosion. Use caution
when cleaning tires with steel wool or a bristle brush. These types of abrasive
materials must not come in contact with the wheels. Never allow any harsh chemicals
or tire cleaner to come in contact with the wheels, as they can damage the appearance
of the wheel permanently.
CHROME STEEL WHEELS
- SURFACE CORROSION OR RUST CAN BE PREVENTED WITH PROPER CARE AND IS NOT COVERED
UNDER ANY WARRANTY. NOTE: This does not apply to clear-coated chrome plated
steel wheels. Clean with mild dish soap and water
and dry with a soft cloth. After cleaning, always apply a coat of soft nonabrasive
cream wax to prevent surface corrosion.
CLEAR COATED ALUMINUM
WHEELS - Clean with mild dish soap and water and dry with a soft cloth.
POLISHED ALUMINUM WHEELS - THE FINISH ON POLISHED
WHEELS IS NOT COVERED
UNDER ANY WARRANTY. This type of non-clear coated wheel
finish requires additional care and maintenance to keep the luxurious factory
shine. The finish will diminish naturally without proper and constant maintenance.
Polished wheels should be cleaned with mild soap and water and dried with a
soft cloth. Then use a good quality custom wheel polish
and wheel seal to bring back the shine to oxidized wheels. The wheel seal is an effective brake dust releasing agent and will
reduce polishing frequency.
(Do not use on clear-coated wheels!)
CHROME PLATED ALUMINUM WHEELS - Clean with mild dish soap and water and
dry with a soft cloth. Use a premium grade Custom Wheel seal to reduce cleaning
frequency and protect the chromed wheel surface