How to clean car wheels without the fuss

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by Super User


How to steam clean car wheels


What equipment do I need?

Purchase equipment that produces superheated, steam vapour. Look for a machine that produces a temperature of +160 degrees Celsius.

Once you have your car steam cleaning machine sorted, take a look at what attachments you will need. Our car cleaning equipment comes with a range of exterior and interior vehicle cleaning attachments. For the wheels, you will need the following:

  • Steam lance
  • Wheel brush
  • Microfibre
  • Break dust chemical (if required)

car steam cleaning tools and steam machine


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What’s the process?

  1. If wheels are very dirty, pre-spray them with wheel cleaning chemical and agitate the wheel with a wheel brush to break up dirt and grime.
  2. Using the steam lance, rinse wheels with hot water and blast with steam vapour.
  3. Using the steam vapour feature, steam clean the wheels and use the wheel brush to break up any remaining grime. Do this in a clockwise direction, going in a downwards direction until you have finished the wheel.
  4. Finish with a wipe down of the wheel with a dry microfibre cloth.

Car cleaning process

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