Slide 2: Are you worried about the upkeep of your custom wheels?
Concerned about damaging your chrome rims?
It takes a little effort to maintain that factory finish on custom wheels and it’s important to have the facts before you begin the cleaning process. Things You’ll Need: Mild Dish Soap Clean, Soft Towels Soft, Nonabrasive Cream Wax
Slide 3: KEEP IT SIMPLE For all wheels - chrome, polished aluminum, painted or clear coated - a simple hand washing with a mild dish soap and water will clean them up nicely. Dry thoroughly with a clean towel. Finish with a soft nonabrasive cream wax to protect the wheel.
Slide 4: NEVER WASH A WHEEL WHEN IT’S HOT Spraying cold water on your wheels when they’re hot can cause them to rapidly contract, resulting in slight warping as well as stresses between different materials like chrome and underlying steel or aluminum. Over time these shocks to the wheel can cause the chrome to start flaking.
Slide 5: BE MINDFUL OF YOUR CLEANING AGENTS Avoid abrasive cleaning materials! Bristle brushes and steel wool can permanently scratch your wheels. Always keep harsh cleaners, including tire cleaners, from coming into to contact with your wheels and damaging the finish.
PERFORM TIMELY CLEANINGS : PERFORM TIMELY CLEANINGS Washing your custom wheels once a week will keep road grime and brake dust from being ground on. When these accumulate they trap salts and moisture from the air that can react with chrome and aluminum finishes, causing oxidation and pitting. Make sure to carefully check the label before using any wheel brake dust cleaner -- many are too acidic to use on chromed wheels. Wash Wheels!!
WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK A PRO : WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK A PRO Don’t be shy! They can steer you toward the right products for your particular type of wheel. oftentimes they can even recommend a local car wash that you can trust not to scratch your wheels or use harsh detergents. People have trusted Belle Tire for the best value since 1922. For the lowest tire prices, period, and great low prices on custom wheels, alignments, brakes, batteries, oil and lube, shocks and struts, windshield repair and replacement, and more, visit our website. ABOUT BELLE TIRE