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How often should I clean my wheels and what should I use?

January 14th, 2019

How often you need to clean your wheels will depend on the locations and weather conditions you’ve been driving in. At this time of year, your wheels are exposed to wet, gritty road surfaces, causing harmful contaminants to build up on your wheel surface and damaging your alloys.

Your wheels are on the frontline of this attack, but you can protect your alloys if you have the right tools for the job!

What should I use to protect and clean my alloy wheels?

Before you do anything, make sure you hose down your wheels. If you start applying cleaning fluid to your wheels without removing grit, you risk scratching your alloys.

After hosing, apply our AlloyGator Fallout Remover to remove harmful ferrous metals. Our Fallout Remover identifies the whereabouts of harmful iron particles on your wheels by highlighting the contaminants. The sintered iron then becomes water soluble and you can easily remove the dirt on your alloy wheels.

Next, use a wax safe Wheel Cleaner to remove drake dust and other stubborn contaminants. Our AlloyGator Wheel Cleaner is safe to use on alloy wheels, AlloyGators and sensitive centre caps. Some acid-based cleaners used at car washes are very harsh. Our AlloyGator Wheel Cleaner doesn’t contain acid and provides the same high quality clean for your alloy wheels.

After the AlloyGator Wheel Cleaner, use our AlloyGator Wheel Wax to create a protective barrier on any our wheel surfaces. This protective barrier will prevent the build-up of harmful road grime on your wheels, in turn maintaining the lacquer on your alloy surfaces. AlloyGator Wheel Wax leaves a sparkling, wet look finish and keeps your wheels looking new for longer.

Finally, finish by applying tyre shine. Our Tyre Shine, made in partnership with Angelwax, has been formulated to rejuvenate and protect the exterior rubber, vinyl and plastics on your vehicle. The AlloyGator Tyre Shine will create a waterproof barrier on your alloy wheels and leave the treated surface with a gloss-free finish.

Top tip

So, if you think you want to protect your alloy wheels against road grit and grime, you can buy all of our wheel care products as part of a kit. The AlloyGator Wheel Care Kit comes with a handy bag for storing in your garage or boot!

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