When it comes to the maintenance of the car, the owners often think of the car paint and the engine first, and the wheel hub is the most easily overlooked place. But you must know that the visual impression of the wheel's appearance is the first. It is this seemingly inconspicuous place that can properly reveal the taste of the owner, so don't neglect the wheel when you are equipped with a car.
When there are stains on the surface of the hub that are difficult to remove, use a professional cleaning agent that tends to remove stains gently and effectively, reducing damage to the aluminum alloy surface. In addition, there is a metal protective film on the hub itself, so pay special attention to the use of paint brighteners or other abrasive materials. Care should also be taken during driving to avoid the “hard injury” caused by scraping the wheel. Once scratches or deformations, it should be repaired and repainted as soon as possible.
How to fix the scratches?
There are six steps in the specific steps of repairing: the first step, check the scars, if not injured to the inside of the hub, you can simply repair, use the paint dilution, wipe the scar around, remove the dirt; the second step, the deepest part of the scratch It is very difficult to remove the dirt, then you can use a toothpick to completely clean it; the third step: in order to prevent accidentally applying the unrelated part of the paint, it is best to carefully stick the adhesive tape around the scar; the fourth step, finishing The tip of the brush is coated with a lacquer, and the lacquer is slightly shrunk after drying. It is best to apply a little convexity. In the fifth step, it takes about one week to completely dry after painting. After drying, apply the soapy water on the water-resistant paper to smooth the surface. In the sixth step, after rubbing with water-resistant paper, use a mixture to wipe out the light, and then wax.
If you encounter deep scars, the focus is on observing whether the metal surface is exposed. If you can't see the metal surface, it will not rust. You can concentrate on the lacquer. Use a pen tip to pick up the spot and wait until the paint is completely dry. To avoid this phenomenon, the car should be diligently flushing the rim when it is first used. The vehicle that is driven every day should wash the rim at least once a week. After flushing with clean water, brush it with a detergent. Then rinse with plenty of water.
Daily maintenance can not be ignored
Daily maintenance is also essential. When the temperature of the hub is high, it should be cooled naturally before cleaning. Never use cold water to clean it; otherwise, the aluminum alloy wheel will be damaged or even deform the brake disc. And affect the braking effect. In addition, cleaning the aluminum alloy wheel with a cleaning agent at a high temperature causes a chemical reaction on the surface of the hub, which loses luster and affects the appearance.
When the hub is covered with hard-to-remove tar, if the general cleaning agent does not help, try to remove it with a brush, but do not use a hard brush, especially an iron brush, to avoid damaging the hub surface. Some experts have introduced a remedy for removing tar: that is, using medicinal "active oil" to rub, you can get unexpected results, car owners may wish to give it a try. In addition, when the vehicle is located close to the waterfront, the hub should be cleaned to avoid corrosion of the aluminum surface by salt.