Selecting the BEST ALUMINUM WHEEL CLEANER for your Vehicle!
Product Recommendations and Cleaning Tips!
Aluminum alloy wheels have become enormously popular, especially the ones with intricate spokes and openings. Their beautiful and expensive!
Brake dust, salt, and road grime accumulate on the exposed surfaces making them look dirty.
Not only do they get dirty looking but brake dust is acidic and will erode and dissolve aluminum if left on. Road salt will chemically interact with aluminum wheels and cause pitting if not cleaned off regularly.
Aluminum is a very reactive metal so it is important to protect your aluminum wheels by cleaning them of all substances that can harm them.
Because Aluminum wheels are so expensive, only the best aluminum wheel cleaner products should be used so as not to harm them.
Which Aluminum Wheel Cleaners are Safe and Work Best?
Wheel cleaner products labeled as “safe for all wheels” will work OK on your aluminum wheels. But for best results you should use a cleaner specially formulated for Aluminum Wheels like the ones Recommended Below.
If your price conscious like I am the Duragloss 853 Aluminum Wheel Cleaner in 1 Gal. size is the most economical way to go and one of the best Aluminum Wheel Cleaners available. Grab a re-fillable Spray Bottle (See BELOW).
One of the best Aluminum Wheel Cleaner products also happens to be the stinkiest!!! Weww!! If you can tolerate the smell DipYourCar Brake Dust Pro will clean your Aluminum Rims.
If you’re Aluminum wheels are Clear Coated, Powder Coated, Plasti Dipped, Chromium Black, Anodized, Painted, or PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) then you’re dealing with a completely different material than the actual aluminum. In that case make sure the wheel cleaner is formulated to be effective and safe for those finishes.
The Wheel Cleaner products recommended BELOW are formulated to be Safe and work Best on uncoated aluminum – polished and unpolished.
Best Way to Clean Aluminum Wheels!
Although some products claim you can achieve good results by spraying on and washing off aluminum wheel cleaners, to get your aluminum wheels really clean mechanical agitation is necessary.
Brake dust contains iron particles that actually chemically attach to the aluminum surface and a wheel cleaner with the right formulation will loosen and remove those particles. But for best results you need to use a brush and or a good pressure washer.
I highly recommend that you Read and Follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using any aluminum wheel cleaner product to achieve the best results. Aluminum wheel cleaners can give off toxic fumes so care should be taken to avoid breathing.
A 23 oz or 24 oz bottle will generally give 3 to 4 cleanings of all 4 wheels.
Aluminum Wheel Cleaner RECOMMENDATIONS!
Below are my Best Aluminum Wheel Cleaner Recommendations. These products are specially formulated for safely cleaning Non-coated Aluminum Wheels. Each product will do an excellent job cleaning your Aluminum Wheels if used according to directions.