Wheel cleaner is a specialized cleaning product designed for the purpose of cleaning the wheels of vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Wheels are exposed to a variety of contaminants, including brake dust, road grime, dirt, and grease, which can accumulate over time and make the wheels look dirty and dull. Wheel cleaner is formulated to effectively remove these contaminants and restore the appearance of the wheels. Here's an explanation of wheel cleaner and how it works:

How it Works:

  • Application: Wheel cleaner is typically sprayed directly onto the wheel's surface. It can be applied to both the visible face of the wheel and the inner wheel well.
  • Dwell Time: After application, the cleaner is left to sit on the surface for a specified period known as the "dwell time." This allows the solvents and surfactants to penetrate and loosen the dirt and brake dust.
  • Agitation: In many cases, a brush or a wheel brush specifically designed for cleaning is used to agitate the cleaner and help dislodge stubborn contaminants. This step can be crucial for thorough cleaning.
  • Rinse: Once the dwell time and agitation are complete, the wheel is thoroughly rinsed with water. The rinsing process washes away the loosened dirt, grime, and cleaner residue.
  • Drying: After rinsing, it's essential to dry the wheels to prevent water spots and streaks. A clean, dry cloth or microfiber towel can be used for this purpose.
  • Safety Precautions:
    • Protect Your Skin and Eyes: Always wear gloves and eye protection when using wheel cleaner to avoid contact with the skin and eyes.
    • Read Product Instructions: Follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding the recommended dwell time and any safety precautions.