Keeping your wheels clean should never be difficult, but what can be difficult is choosing the right wheel cleaner, so in this article we’re going to examine everything you need to know about wheel cleaners.
Any decent wheel cleaner should eliminate grime buildup without requiring you to break your back. Spray cleaners are not only the most effective way to clean your wheels, they require the least amount of elbow grease!
But it’s also important to choose a spray cleaner that’s formulated to safely clean heavily soiled wheels without the use of harsh chemicals. Try to find a spray cleaner that is pH neutral (non-acidic), so that it won’t run or dry prematurely, unlike acid-based cleaners which can cause spotting or permanent damage.
Ultima Wheel Cleaner Gel is great example of a wheel cleaner that is pH neutral and yet still removes road residue and brake dust better than most full-strength brake dust cleaners. The gel formula clings to wheels as it removes oxidation, making cleanup a breeze.
Ultima Wheel Cleaner Gel is also the only wheel cleaner on the market that’s formulated with Polycharger® acrylic polymers to create a long lasting, hydrophobic protective shield. It will never leave hazing or discoloration.
Here are some helpful tips for washing your wheels:
- Shake well before use. Spray entire wheel and allow to soak for 30 seconds.
- Use on steel, aluminum alloy, clear coated, factory painted wheels, and plastic and metal hubcaps.
- Agitate with soft brush or Dressing Applicator. This activates the cleaning foam, lifting off brake dust and road grime.
- Rinse thoroughly with a heavy jet of water to ensure that all product has been removed from wheel surface, including lug nut holes.