After Your Repair

Do not wash freshly reconditioned wheels for 24 hours.

Light rain or brief wetness should not damage your wheels; however, a great deal of rain, a strong spray or prolonged immersion can damage the clearcoat.

After 24 hours, wash the wheels by hand and continue to wash the wheels by hand only for the first 4 weeks.

Our Recommendations

Never wash wheels when they are hot. Always cool hot wheels with plain water before using soap. Road salt, dirt and brake lining dust must be washed off thoroughly; otherwise, the finish of the wheel may corrode.

After 4 weeks you can use an acid-free cleaning agent on the wheels. Any cleaner that uses acid will damage the clearcoat and substrate.

Abrasive polish or other abrasive agents should never be used. Should the protective layer of the clearcoat become damaged, it should be repaired immediately.


Avoid Car Washes

Alignment rails on most car washes were designed before the arrival of the newer style tires. With high sidewall tires, the rim never gets near the rail. Low profile tires allow the rim to ride below the top of the alignment rail, which can easily damage the edge of the wheel.

Hand care is the best treatment for premium wheels.  If you must use a car wash, try to find a “touchless” style system and avoid the places with alignment rails


For more information on the care of your newly repaired alloy wheels, contact your local Alloy Wheel Repair Specialist.


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