Some people give advice that you shouldn't wash your rims with a
pressure washer. Our experience has been that you indeed can use
a power washer without causing any damage to your wheel. Just
use a washer that can have its pressure adjusted.
You may have discovered that cleaning your car rims by hand
can be pretty difficult, but the job can be made a lot easier by
properly using a pressure washer.
Cleaning rims using a
pressure washer can be superior in eliminating the tough stains
of ugly caked-on brake dust and grease from your wheels.
If you donít own a portable pressure washer, you'll be able to
buy one at very affordable prices online or at your neighborhood
home improvement store.
To do a really good cleaning job
you should also purchase a good, non abrasive rim cleaner. There
are many top quality brands available online.
takes a little bit of rim cleaning solution to effectively clean
rims in conjunction with a power washer.
Here's an easy
step by step method.
1. Step back a couple of feet and a
bit off to the side of the rim then rinse the rim from about 8
inches away. Be sure to spray into the crevices and spray from
2. Spray the rim using a circular
motion around the outside of the wheel and be sure to rinse the
tire as well.
3. Put the sprayer wand down and apply tire
cleaning solution onto the tire.
4. Using the pressure
washer, rinse the whole tire this time from about 5 inches away.
5. Now spray the rim with rim cleaner generously, following
label directions. Usually you'll have to leave it sit on the rim
for a few minutes to lift the debris.
6. Rinse the
cleaner from the rim from about 8 inches away with the pressure
2. Always clean the rims
before you clean your tires and only clean your wheels after
you've cleaned your car body. You don't want all that dirt from
the body washing back onto your clean rims.
2. Dry your
rims with an old bath towel. Optionally you can apply a light
coat of car wax which will keep your rims clean longer and make
your next washing easier by reducing the amount of dust that
will "stick" to your rims.
So, remember, cleaning your
wheels can be done easily and quickly.
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