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Best Way to Detail a Wheel

Mar 10, 2023

Hey friends

  I  wanted to share a video with you on how to properly detail a wheel using only two chemicals and a few brushes. 

The wheels are always the first part of the car I clean. This is because they tend to be the dirtiest part and when you’re cleaning them dirt will flick onto other areas of the car. (I like efficiency)

I’ll always prepare the tools and products I need before starting, that way I can keep a consistent flow throughout the job.

Firstly, it's important to wear gloves to protect your hands while detailing. I think Nitrile gloves are the best as they are chemical resistant and you can still feel everything.

 The only two chemicals required are an iron remover and a wheel cleaner. The purpose of the iron remover is to break down iron particles from brake dust and convert them into a water-soluble form, making them easier to wash off. The wheel cleaner is used to dissolve other contaminants such as dirt, grime, and road tar.

I normally use three brushes to detail the wheel, a hard bristle tyre brush, a long wheel brush and a boar hair detailing brush.

Each brush serves a unique purpose and although you can achieve similar results with just a microfibre towel, these brushes make the job more efficient.

As you will see in the video, I always start by soaking the wheel with an iron remover. I'll let the iron remover dwell for a couple minutes allowing it to work it's magic. I'll then rise the wheel with my pressure washer, washing away as much contaminates as possible before proceeding with any sort of contact wash. Doing this first minimises scratches.

I'll then soak the wheel with my wheel cleaner and use the tyre brush to scrub the tyre, the long wheel brush to clean inside the barrel of the wheel, and the boar hair detailing brush to get into those tight spaces like the lug nuts.

Once I've done that I'll give it a hand wash and rinse it all down with my pressure washer

I hope you all enjoy the video. Please share it if you think someone else will enjoy it too.

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