How to Polish Alloy Wheels | Chipex

Find out how to clean your alloy wheels so they match your perfect paintwork!

Having alloy wheels on your car looks amazing, and will make you feel proud every time you see them or drive on them! They really do add an extra sense of style and glamour to your vehicle. Plus, they’re far more hardwearing, they’re stronger, and they mean your car will be a lot better when it comes to both acceleration and braking. Looking good and feeling good – what could be better!

However, they’re not the easiest things to look after. It’s not as though you can simply leave them to look after themselves and expect them to look as great without any care or attention. And we’re going to guess that if your car does have alloy wheels, you’re not a person who can simply leave your car to get chipped, scratched or dirty – we’re willing to bet you take pride in your car’s appearance and love looking after it. From keeping your windscreen clean and scratch free, to taking care of any car paintwork chips and scratches with one of our brilliant Chipex kits, keeping every area of your car looking as good as it can is one of your priorities. and cleaning your alloy wheels is a big part of that.

Why is it important to clean alloy wheels?

Alloy wheels cost money to install, so they’re certainly worth making an effort to keep clean. But more than that, it’s important to keep on top of them because they need a lot of cleaning. Now, we don’t want that to put you off – in the grand scheme of things, it’s actually not a lot of work! It’s just that alloy wheels require a lot of cleaning in comparison to regular wheels, which, let’s face it, could go years without a proper wash (not that we’d recommend that!)

As alloy wheels are made from aluminium, they do need to be buffed and polished in order to maintain their trademark shine.

What is the best way to clean alloy wheels?

There is a brilliant, in depth article over on our Chipex blog that explains, step by step, the best ways to clean all types of car wheel, including how to clean alloy wheels. If you’re looking for a foolproof method for taking care of your alloys and to keep them as gleaming as you can for as long as possible, our guide will really help you out.

In the meantime, why not give your paintwork a treat and repair any minor paintwork damage with our Chipex car paint touch up kit? There’s no point having immaculate wheels with messy, scratched paintwork after all! If you would like any more information about car maintenance, please contact us.

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