How to Clean Rims and Wheels

Alloy rims and wheels are incredibly shiny when new. Over time, though, they tend to pick up corrosive brake dust along with a wide variety of dirt and debris. Fortunately, they respond very well to polishing. Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes offer a simple and easy way to clean grease and grime off your rims.

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How to Clean Aluminum Rims (The Hard Way)

There are a variety of aluminum wheel cleaner solutions on the market. In addition, some people follow up with detail clay and waxing or polishing. If you would like to try the traditional method for cleaning your rims, here are the steps:

  1. Use a hose with a strong stream to thoroughly rinse all parts of the wheels and tires, including the back side. This will remove loose dirt and grime.
  2. Working on one wheel at a time, spray liberally with a commercial cleaner designed for aluminum wheels. For best results, choose a non-acidic formulation.
  3. Scrub hard with a soft-bristled brush, taking particular care to access every nook and cranny.
  4. Use a lug nut brush to thoroughly scrub all around the lug nuts.
  5. Spray one wheel well at a time with a stronger all-purpose cleaner.
  6. Use a stiff-bristled brush with a long handle to scrub down the wheel well.
  7. Use a hose to rinse thoroughly, making sure to direct the stream of water to all crevices. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear.
  8. Repeat this process for each wheel and wheel well.
  9. Dry thoroughly with a microfiber towel to avoid spots.
  10. If desired, spray each wheel with a clay lubricant and use a detailing clay to remove remaining dirt or debris.
  11. If desired, carefully polish or wax the rims to achieve maximum shine and protection.

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The Best Rim Cleaner

Commercial cleaning products work well on aluminum wheels and rims. However, they require a multi-step process that includes a great deal of elbow grease. Tub O’ Towels provides an easy alternative. Thanks to our Bond Buster™ technology, you can remove grease, grime, and even brake dust without heavy scrubbing.

  1. Grab a heavy duty Tub O’ Towels wipe.
  2. Thoroughly wipe each wheel, letting the cleaning solution do the work.
  3. Use additional wipes as needed to remove all grime and debris.
  4. Wipe out each wheel well with one or more heavy duty wipes until thoroughly clean.
  5. Wax or polish the rims if desired.

About Tub O’ Towels

So why are Tub O’ Towels better than competing products? Here are a few of our standout features:

  • Exclusive Bond Buster™ Technology: Our Tub O’ Towels wipes feature a groundbreaking additive that actually breaks the molecular bonds that stick the stain to the surface. This allows you to wipe away tough messes with ease.
  • No Harsh Chemicals: Our bond busting additive means that we don’t need to include harsh chemicals that are bad for the environment. Our gentle, biodegradable blend of emulsifiers, detergents, and foaming agents lifts away stains.
  • More Durable Wipes: Our heavy duty wipes are crafted to face even the messiest situations. Each oversized wipe is made from a quilted, poly-blend material and is evenly saturated with our cleaning solution. Our durable wipes will not disintegrate under tough cleaning conditions.
  • VaporLock Technology: Our VaporLock technology ensures that our canisters stay sealed, without allowing evaporation, between uses. When you need a Tub O’ Towels wipe, it will be ready to use.

 

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