3 Things You Shouldn't Do When Taking Care Of Your Rims

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3 Things You Shouldn't Do When Taking Care Of Your Rims

1 March 2019
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If you have nice Cosmis racing wheels on your car, then you probably want to take good care of them. If you're thinking about buying nice rims for your car, you could be wondering what you should do to keep them looking nice. Listed below are a few things that you should not do when taking care of your car's rims. Avoid these things and follow the general care instructions for taking care of your rims, and you can make sure that they look great for a long time to come.

1. Slack Off on Cleaning Them

When you first get a new set of rims installed on your car, you might be tempted to clean them all the time so that you can show them off. Once you get used to them being there, though, it can be easy to slack off on taking care of them. However, if you want your car's rims to look as good as they did the day that you bought them for a long time to come, cleaning them to get rid of potentially damaging debris is important. Therefore, you should make an effort to clean your car's rims regularly or to take them to a qualified professional to have them cleaned for you.

2. Use the Wrong Chemicals

It's also important to avoid using the wrong chemicals on your rims. Otherwise, you could leave them with an unattractive finish or even permanently damage them. Instead, make sure you use cleaning products that are designed for rims like yours. For example, if you have chrome rims, you should only use a cleaning product that is designed for use on chrome.

3. Use the Wrong Cleaning Cloth

Lastly, even though it might seem simple, one of the main things that you can do to avoid damaging your rims when you're cleaning them is to make sure that you're using the right cleaning cloth. For one thing, even if it's tempting to use a sponge to clean off dirt and grime, it's important not to use any type of rough cleaning cloth or sponge. Instead, you should always use a microfiber cloth or another soft cloth that isn't going to scratch or otherwise damage the surface of your rims. Additionally, it's important to make sure that your cleaning cloth is clean when you use it. Make sure that you start with a clean cloth, and stop regularly during the cleaning process to rinse your cloth off. Otherwise, small pieces of dirt, sand or other debris that might be stuck in your cleaning cloth could scratch or otherwise damage your rims.