Clean the wheels
We suggest doing the wheels first, as if you do them after washing the rest of the car you take the risk of leaving water sitting on your paint and creating water spots as they dry. Even if you do wash and then chamois your car down, you always seem to get water back on your freshly dried paint, as you rinse the wheels down after washing them. It's a hell of a waste of time going back over it a second time, so do your wheels first.
We have two methods for cleaning wheels, first one is with one of our car shampoos in the Wheels bucket , Orange Agent and the Dirty Deeds cloth, and the second is if you suffer from bad brake dust issues, you will want to be using our epic Wheely Clean cleaner.
Let's start with the wash method first. Unless you are washing a Hummer or a Mack truck, half fill your Wheels bucket and add a capful of our wash to it. Spray the Orange Agent and use our Little Chubby Brush and our Nuts & Guts brush, or the Dirty Deeds cloth, and give your wheels a good and thorough scrub. Use our Flathead brush to scrub in between the rim and the brake caliper for a thorough clean. Do them one at a time and rinse off with fresh water afterwards.
Our second and most favourite method is with our purpose made wheel cleaner; Wheely Clean. It was a 9-year journey to make an effective wheel cleaner that works. It's made for those who suffer from bad brake dust issues, and need a pH balanced, (i.e. non acidic or caustic), biodegradable wheel cleaner, that is safe for ALL wheels, whilst also cutting down the time of cleaning the round friends on our cars.
It's a revolutionary type of cleaner that utilises a chemical reaction with metal oxide/brake dust that changes its state to a water-soluble complex, for easy removal with a hose. With no scrubbing it will do about 80% of the cleaning job for you on really dusty, grime caked wheels, close to 99% if used weekly on a daily driver. It's pH balanced, no acid or caustic ingredients, so it is safe for all wheels including painted, alloy, anodised, chromed, clear coated, powder coated, aluminium, stainless, billet - the list goes on!!
The simple version on using it is that you spray it on, brush it around, wait for it to go red/ purple and then hose it off with a pressure washer or a strong jet of water. It's well worth reading the in depth How To Use article in our guides on using the Wheely Clean. This way you'll get the most of this great Aussie made product.
As for drying the wheels after the full wash, we like to use our Fully Slick or Boss Gloss sprays or even the new After Glow in a Dirty Deeds cloth, just spray into the folded cloth and wipe them over the wheels and then turn it to a dry side (or use a separate dry Dirty Deeds cloth) and buff them off clean. They'll now be shiny, protected and so beautiful. :)