When it comes to having clean wheels on a sweet ride, everyone loves how that looks. But what no one is crazy about is how difficult it can be to get wheels and calipers to that point. Just think about that new car feeling and seeing those well designed factory wheels looking PRIME and how they look just 6 months later! URGH! They already look beat up and as if they were 5 years old! This begs the question: How can you make wheels easier to clean and stay looking better for longer?
With these 3 tips I will show you how investing in purchasing the proper tools, being regular and taking advantage of the newest wheel coating technology will keep your wheels looking incredible for years to come while being substantially easier to clean.
1. Use ergonomic tools that give better access
For many, they are stuck using wheel cleaning tools that are decades old. Maybe they are using the old trusty wooden handled stiff bristle brush with the metal tip? -Throw it away! It’s CERTAIN to cause damage with that metal tip and overly stiff bristles!!
The latest wheel cleaning tools have protective rubber tips, a non-marring plastic or rubber construction, soft bristles and an incredible reach for getting to those lug recesses, in between the spokes, the wheel barrels and the calipers. These newer wheel cleaning tools allow for safely cleaning even the most difficult areas without too much of a strain on your body or giving you bloody knuckles.
Some wheel cleaning tools that will make life easier for you:
Wheel Barrel Brush
Boar’s Hair Brush
2. Regular cleaning
No hidden tricks here! There is no substitute for regular maintenance for wheels, or really, any part of your car for that matter! The longer heavy dirt, brake dust and grime sits on your wheels, the more difficult they will be to clean. Regular cleaning means when you do clean the wheels, they are not as stubborn.
3. Have a Modesta coating applied to your wheels and calipers
The best protection possible for your wheels comes by having Modesta BC-06 installed to the surfaces. Wheels and caliper coated with Modesta BC-06 have a protective pure silica glass membrane that is heat resistant to 2,372 degrees Fahrenheit. Your wheels, when coated with Modesta BC-06 will reject superheated brake dust from etching the surface of the wheels and protect from them pitting.
Because Modesta BC-06 offers chemical resistance and creates a durable membrane, the wheels will reject surface contaminates which gives you an easier to clean surface. When coupled with proper cleaning, wheels coated with Modesta BC-06 will remain looking like new and be a breeze to keep clean for many years to come.
Detailed Designs Auto Spa is Atlanta’s source for Modesta coating systems. Detailed Designs Auto Spa’s wheel-off detail and Modesta coating service for wheels and calipers is the protection Atlanta’s fine automobiles deserve. To learn more about Detailed Designs Auto Spa’s wheel-off detail and coating service, CLICK HERE.
For owners not located near metro-Atlanta that are looking for a Modesta wheel or paint coating application, view Modesta’s authorized installer locator map, HERE.
Coated wheels are a breeze to keep clean:
With the right tools, regular maintenance and Modesta applied to your wheels you can finally have those wheels that stay looking like new while being easy to keep clean! Make sure to check in regularly for more protection and maintenance tips for your fine automobile!