Cleaning Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheels

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Simple maintenance in a matter of minutes

 

To maintain your Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheels, the following steps are recommended:

 

Before cleaning: Let the wheels cool down to a temperature between 5° and 35° C.

 

Rinse with water

  

 

Mix water with a mild detergent

  

Clean with a soft brush

  

Rinse the wheel

  

The job is done
  1. Rinse with water
    Rinse the wheel to prevent scratching and erosion.*
    Use a water hose or pressure cleaner to remove soil, sand etc.

    * Erosion is a non-warrantable condition. For more information consult the wheel service manual or 2009 Dura-Bright® service bulletin.

  2. Mix water with a mild detergent
    Add a mild detergent (e.g. common washing-up liquid or soap) to the water to create suds. The pH level  should be between 5 and 9 in diluted/ready to use state for Dura-Bright® wheels with XBR® technology.
    The pH level should be between 2 and 12 in diluted/ready to use state for Dura-Bright® EVO wheels.

  3. Clean with a soft brush
    Use a soft brush (Alcoa ALbrush) to wash the wheel surface with soap.
    Do not use abrasives, scouring pads etc. Brush off all remaining dirt.



  4. Rinse the wheel
    Thoroughly rinse with clean water to ensure all soap is removed and wipe dry with a soft cloth.



  5. The job is done

Attention: do not use strong acids or alkaline cleaners! The pH level should be between 5 and 9 in diluted/ready to use state for Dura-Bright® wheels with XBR technology. The pH level should be between 2 and 12 in diluted/ready to use state for Dura-Bright®  EVO wheels. Hydrofluoric acid should never be used on Dura-Bright® treated wheels.

Consult chapter 7, item 7.b of Alcoa’s wheel service manual for additional information.

 

You can find the Alcoa Dura-Bright® cleaning leaflet on the download section of our website.