Wheel Rim Care
Alloy Wheel Rims: Don’t worry about foul weather!
It is best to use an acid free cleaner to clean high quality wheels. Nearly all of us have high quality alloy wheel rims on our cars, so how can we keep our alloys clean in this foul weather? The answer is simple: In principle exactly the same as in summer. But there are several points to observe.
THE WHEEL CLEANER
Not every wheel cleaner is effective, and not every effective wheel cleaner is suitable. Products which contain acid do clean the wheels, but they tend to corrode metal surfaces at the same time. Together with the de-icing salt on the roads, the consequences are, for example, rusted wheel bolts. That’s why only acid free cleaners, such as CCC's Devil's Mist are recommended.
CCC's Devil's Mist draws out contamination and is acid-free. It is safe on all car painted surfaces and alloy wheels, it will open up paint pores to release 'ferrous' which create corrosive compounds that eat into your paint. Devil's Mist will turn red due to the chemical reaction during use which will indicate contamination!
Sealed rims are even easier to clean. For full protection from the elements apply a coat of KILLERWAXX Moon Shine. This is a fine light compound / polish and will restore the lustre of weathered / neglected paint.
Follow this with KILLERWAXX Paint Sealant (KWS) which provides durable surface protection to both painted and standard gel coat surfaces. Crystalline polymers combined with real carnauba wax offers unmatched protection against UV rays and salt degradation.
DON'T FORGET THE TYRES!
The final step is to protect the rubber of the tyres and restore that black 'new look' lustre. A coat of CCC's Long Life Plastic and Rubber Dressing or KILLERWAXX Tire Gel applied to clean tyres will restore the appearance to 'new tyre' black and hydrates the rubber to keep it flexible.
These products are water repellent and provide a long lasting shine.
Our professional Tyre Dressing Applicator Sponges are designed to apply tyre dressing products quickly and easily.