Ceramic coating for alloy wheels
Care of alloy wheels should be part of any car owners detailing regime. Regular cleaning will help extend the life of your alloy and diamond cut wheels using a pH neutral wheel cleaner (Always avoid using a wheel cleaner with acid or alkaline based as these can often cause discolouration or corrosion when used excessively).
The ultimate way to help prolong the life of your wheels, make cleaning easier and give them a protection that can last for years is to apply a ceramic coating. The coating we use contains Graphene which means an even greater hardening of the surface takes place. Once cured, a permanent rigid shield forms. As as well as inhibiting the build-up of brake dust, the slick heat resistant barrier repels dirt, oils and grime, shrugging off rainwater and even road salt in winter conditions. Treated wheels maintain their gloss finish and are easier to clean during a regular wash. One coat lasts up to 2 years.
The wheels are removed from the car and go through a four step deep clean process, for both the front and inside of the wheel.
Initially wash to remove any loose dirt.
Iron removal using a non-acid, non-alkaline alloy wheel cleaner.
Cleaned and degreased with removal of all oil and grease based soiling.
Final prep with cleanser-fluid pre-treatment paint cleaner to deep clean pores and remove any last road film, old waxes, tar etc and primes paint for ceramic coating.
Application of ceramic coating and left to cure.
This is a perfect service for anyone who wants to have fewer headaches when cleaning wheels, keeping them protected for the longest amount of time between full detailing sessions. Not only does ceramic coating protect the wheels from contamination, average use owners can expect the coating to last for a couple of years before reapplication is required.
Aftercare: How To Keep Ceramic Coated Wheels Clean
A major advantage of this form of protection for alloy wheels is ease of cleaning subsequently. Once the ceramic coating is applied, there is no further need to wax. Just use a pH neutral car wash shampoo that does not incorporate any wax additive. The coating alone will resist brake dust and road grime.
To clean the wheels with ease just rinse with water, then using a microfibre wash mitt with a bucket of car shampoo and a second bucket of just water to clean the mitt between washes. Dry with a microfibre cloth or drying towel.