Cleaning Wheels

November 02, 2016

Cleaning Wheels

Article by Andy Hamilton - Fanatical Car Care

To thoroughly clean the wheels its best to remove them from the vehicle. Although I’d already decontaminated them once when they were on the car, as I wanted to seal them, I gave them another thorough clean and decontamination.
 
 
Following the same procedure, wheels were rinsed thoroughly first, then Relentless wheel cleaner applied. This was left to dwell for a short time before agitating with a lambs wool mitt. Bleed fallout remover was then applied to the face, and inside of the wheels. Again this was left for a short while to react, then gently agitated with a wheel brush.
 
            
 
Dissolve glue and tar remover was also applied to the wheels, to make sure they were completely clean and free of any tar. The wheels were then completely dried with a Metro Sidekick Blaster to ensure they were bone dry. Before being wiped down with a general degreaser to make sure the surface were as clean as possible and free from any grease etc.
 

 

Although in the pipeline Primal Detail don't currently offer a dedicated wheel sealant but there are a few on the market. the sealant was applied to the inside and outside of the wheels using a makeup pad before being buffed with a new plush microfibre.

             

To finish the tyres were then dressed using Eclipse tyre gel.

Attention was then turned to the arches, hubs and callipers etc. These were all cleaned using Diversity all purpose cleaner. Before the Brembo callipers and hubs themselves were sealed. After this the wheels were put back on and tightened to the correct torque settings to complete.

                  




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