Auto Finesse Imperial Wheel Cleaner Concentrate 5 Litres
Auto Finesse Imperial Acid-Free wheel cleaner contains a powerful blend of cleaning agents and degreasers to separate the brake dust and road dirt from wheels on contact.
Its high-foaming formula makes light work of a heavy task, and will take your rims from shameful to sparkling in a matter of minutes.
Its highly concentrated formula is economical, safe to use on all modern coated wheel finishes, and is gentle enough that it can even be used for cleaning tyres.
The ready-to-use, 500ml version of Imperial is pre-diluted to 10:1 (10 parts water, 1 part Imperial), which is the ratio we recommend for normal wheel and tyre cleaning duties. However, for heavier cleaning duties on badly neglected wheels, this 5 Litre concentrate can be mixed at a dilution ratio as strong as 2:1 (2 parts water, 1 part Imperial). It can also be mixed at up to a 20:1 dilution for light wheel cleaning on well maintained vehicles, making it even more economical to use. This 5 Litre bottle of concentrate can easily be used to make 50 or more litres of useable wheel cleaner!
Cleaning your wheels is generally the first job you tackle when detailing a car or bike, so start by taking some time and laying out the tools you will need. You will need Auto Finesse Imperial and two types of brushes; we recommend Wheel Woolies for the barrels of your wheels and a smaller ‘detailing brush’ for the faces and wheel nuts, ValetPRO have you covered with their Large Sash Brush. You will also need a separate bucket to use for wheel soap - always keep this separate from your main wash and rinse buckets. Lastly, you will need a Microfiber Drying Towel to dry off the wheels.
Begin by using a free-running hosepipe or pressure washer to remove any loose contamination, and spray Imperial wheel cleaner directly onto the wheels and tyres, thoroughly saturating all exposed surfaces. Allow the wheel cleaner product to dwell momentarily while it begins to soften the brake dust and road film. Start with the wheel brush, cleaning in between the spokes, and reaching into the barrel of the wheel to break loose as much of the brake dust as possible.
Finish by using the detail brush to clean the face and lips of the wheels, as well as around the wheel nuts. Also, take this opportunity to thoroughly scrub the tyres, removing the old dressing in preparation for a new coat. Afterwards you can rinse or pressure wash off the remaining brake dust and cleaner residue.
During the wheel cleaning process, make sure to regularly rinse out your brushes in the bucket you assigned for ‘wheel duty’, as this will minimize the chance of scratching the wheels.
Imperial is safe to use on all painted, clear coated, and powder coated alloy wheel finishes. Chrome, bare polished aluminium, or anodised finishes should be treated with extreme caution. These types of wheel finishes are most common on aftermarket wheels and should be cleaned with a mild exterior all-purpose-cleaner like Auto Finesse Citrus Power.
Do not apply Auto Finesse Imperial wheel cleaner if the wheels are warm, in direct sunlight, or if the ambient temperature is below 0-degrees Celsius.
Pack contents: 1x Auto Finesse Imperial Wheel Cleaner Concentrate 5 Litres