Wheel Care


Wheels require 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
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