Cleaning your wheels / rims

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Cleaning Wheels with a Painted Finish

When cleaning your new wheels, we recommend that you refrain from using chemical wheel cleaners. When washing your vehicle, start with the wheels first. Try to wash them when they are cool, not after a long drive. Since the finish on your wheels is similar to your vehicle’s paint job, use a mild detergent that is designed for use on automotive finishes. Use a washing mitt or a soft sponge. Never use any type of brush or abrasive pad as these will scratch and damage the finish. Because the finish of painted wheels is similar to the paint job on a vehicle, we also recommend waxing the exposed areas of your wheels three to four times a year or more if you live in a harsh climate.

Cleaning Wheels with a Chrome Plated Finish

The same rules 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. You may wish to clean and wax them more often. Be sure not to use any abrasive chrome polishes as this could scratch the chrome plating.