How to clean your wheels!

July 05, 2019

How to clean your wheels!

This week, the RTX team offer you some tips on how to clean your wheels!


It is best to avoid using chemical wheel cleaners to prevent damaging the clear-coated finish. If you wash your vehicle on a regular basis, there is no need to use them. When washing your vehicle, start with the wheels first when they are cool. Since the finish on your wheels is similar to your vehicle's paint job, use a mild detergent that is designed for automotive finishes. Use a washing mitt or a soft sponge, avoiding any brushes or abrasive pads as these will scratch and damage the finish. We also recommend waxing the exposed areas of your wheels three to four times a year or more. This will maintain the new look longer and will help to keep other elements from damaging the finish of your new wheels.


The same steps for wheels with a painted finish apply to wheels with a chrome plated finish. However, chrome plating is more delicate and does require more care. Be sure not to use any abrasive chrome polishes as this could scratch the chrome plating. If you live in a climate where road salts are used during winter, we recommend that you remove your plated wheels during that time as they will rapidly pit and become cloudy when exposed to road salt for an extended period, as the salt contains chemicals which breaks down the finish.


N.B.: It is advised to clean this type of wheels before storing them during the winter season as road salts could damage them.

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