The aluminum rims of your car get dirty very quickly. Pollution, more or less clean roads, bad weather and dust settle there and form unsightly blackish deposits that the rollers and pressure jets of car washes fail to completely eliminate. Fortunately, there are very simple solutions and tricks to achieve this.
Start by parking your vehicle in a flat, calm, pleasant and ventilated place in order to work comfortably and without risk of danger. If you can, take your tires off to work at a good height or put the car on a jack while respecting the safety instructions in order to clean your rims without exhausting yourself. Equip yourself with a protective mask and gloves and make sure you have everything you need at hand.
Discover our solutions to clean your aluminum rims effortlessly and without damaging them. Know that you can test each solution in turn or carry out all of them with each wash for an even more perfect cleaning!
Cleaning with white vinegar
White vinegar is an inexpensive and natural product that we should all have in our homes because of its multiple properties and uses. Pour it into a spray bottle and diffuse the product on your rims. Rub with a cloth and rinse with clear water. Repeat the operation several times until you obtain an impeccable result. Finish by wiping with a clean, dry microfiber cloth to polish the rims and avoid streaks.
Cleaning with dish soap
Everyone knows the degreasing and shiny power of dishwashing liquid! In a small basin, dilute a few drops of this miracle product in hot water. With a soft sponge, rub the aluminum rims with this mixture. You will more easily remove the greasy traces accumulated on the surface. Finish by rinsing with clear water once the rims are clean, and polishing with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
Cleaning with Coca Cola
The famous American drink can also be used to clean the aluminum rims of your car. Open your bottle and pour the Coca Cola over the rim. Leave to act for a few seconds then take a sheet of aluminum foil. Crumple it and rub your rim. Finally, rinse the aluminum rim with clear water. Repeat several times until you get a perfect result and always finish by polishing with a clean, dry microfiber cloth to avoid any trace of drying.
Cleaning with scouring cream
Equip yourself with a small basin in which you mix ¼ bottle of scouring cream and the same amount of water. Take a repainting brush type brush and dip it in the mixture. Then paint the aluminum rim with the brush. Pass it well in all angles and corners. Rinse thoroughly with clear water. A second application may be necessary. Finish by drying and buffing with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
Vegetable oil polishing
Once your aluminum rims are clean and free from all traces of dirt, you can effortlessly polish them with vegetable oil. Olive oil, linseed, sesame, avocado, sunflower, rapeseed or even grapeseed oil, it doesn’t matter! Use whatever you have on hand.
Place a few drops on a clean, dry microfiber cloth and gently rub your aluminum rims in circular motions. In case of overflow, crumple a sheet of paper towel and pass it over the rims to remove the excess vegetable oil.
Your rims will be shiny, well polished and protected. The oil forms an invisible protective barrier that keeps dirt out, allowing your rims to stay cleaner longer.