WHEEL CARE

Your Curva Concepts wheels are a significant investment in both style and performance. To ensure they maintain their pristine appearance and optimal functionality, proper care and maintenance are essential. Please note that warranty claims on finish will be voided if improper maintenance, care or if harsh cleaning agents and chemicals are used. This guide will provide you with detailed instructions on how to clean and care for your Curva Concepts wheels, helping you to keep them looking their best for years to come. For optimal results, we recommend using high-quality detailing products, such as those offered by 3D Car Care, which we have found to be effective in maintaining our wheels.

Cleaning your curva concepts wheels

Regular Cleaning

  1. Preparation: Before you begin, gather all necessary cleaning supplies. You will need a pH-balanced wheel cleaner or degreaser, a soft-bristle brush, a microfiber cloth, and a bucket of water or access to running water; like a hose.
  2. Rinse: Start by rinsing your wheels with water to remove loose dirt and debris. This step helps to prevent scratching during the cleaning process.
  3. Apply Cleaner: Spray a generous amount of pH-balanced wheel cleaner or degreaser onto the wheel surface. Ensure the cleaner is suitable for the finish of your wheels.
  4. Scrub: Use a soft-bristle brush to gently scrub the wheel, paying special attention to intricate areas and crevices where dirt tends to accumulate.
  5. Rinse Again: Thoroughly rinse the wheel with water to remove all traces of the cleaner and loosened dirt.
  6. Dry: Use a clean microfiber cloth to dry the wheel completely. This step helps to prevent water spots and streaks.

Deep Cleaning

  1. Remove Wheels: For a more thorough cleaning, consider removing the wheels from your vehicle. This allows you to clean the back side of the wheels and the wheel wells, although it’s not necessary.
  2. Cleaning: Following the steps outline above in the Regular Cleaning guide, clean the face of the wheel followed by the barrels of the wheel. If you did dismount the wheels, then also clean the back of the wheel and spokes. During the Deep Cleaning process, it’s a good idea to utilize an Iron Remover to break down brake dust, iron oxide and other contaminants.
  3. Inspect: While the wheels are off, inspect them for any signs of damage or wear. Address any issues promptly to maintain the integrity of your wheels.

Protecting your curva concepts wheels

  1. Coating: After cleaning, apply a high-quality wax, sealant or even ceramic coating to protect the finish. This creates a barrier against brake dust, road grime, and other contaminants.
  2. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Do not use acidic or alkaline cleaners, as they can damage the wheel finish. Stick to pH-balanced products specifically designed for wheels.
  3. Regular Maintenance: Clean your wheels regularly to prevent the buildup of brake dust and other contaminants. Regular maintenance helps to preserve the finish and extend the life of your wheels.

Additional Tips

Cool Wheels: Always clean your wheels when they are cool to the touch. Cleaning hot wheels can cause the cleaner to evaporate too quickly, leaving residues and potentially damaging the finish.

Use Proper Tools: Avoid using abrasive brushes or pads that can scratch the surface of your wheels. Stick to soft-bristle brushes and microfiber cloths.

Check Tire Pressure: While caring for your wheels, take the opportunity to check your tire pressure. Properly inflated tires help to ensure even wear and optimal performance.

By following these guidelines, you can keep your Curva Concepts wheels looking stunning and performing at their best. Regular care and maintenance not only enhance the appearance of your wheels but also contribute to the overall safety and performance of your vehicle.

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