Note:  Do not apply a cleaning chemical to warm or hot wheel rims and covers.
Note:  Some automatic car washes may cause damage to the finish on your wheel rims and covers.
Note:  Industrial-strength or heavy-duty cleaners in combination with brush agitation to remove brake dust and dirt, could wear away the clear coat finish over a period time.
Note:  Do not use hydrofluoric acid-based or high caustic-based wheel cleaners, steel wool, fuels or strong household detergents.
Note:  If you intend parking your vehicle for an extended period after cleaning the wheels with a wheel cleaner, drive your vehicle for a few minutes before doing so. This will reduce the risk of increased corrosion of the brake discs.
Alloy wheels and wheel covers are coated with a clear coat paint finish. To maintain their condition we recommend that you:
  • Clean the wheels weekly using Motorcraft Wheel and Tire Cleaner. Apply using manufacturer's instructions.
  • Use a sponge to remove heavy deposits of dirt and brake dust accumulation.
  • Rinse thoroughly with a strong stream of water when you have completed the cleaning process.
  • To remove tar and grease, use Motorcraft Bug and Tar Remover.