Dunlop Wire Wheels Care and Cleaning Instructions

Dunlop Wire Wheels - Care and Cleaning Instructions

These instructions must be strictly adhered to for warranty validation.

Dunlop Wire Wheels are craftsmen built products and to maintain their best condition in service the following advice should be followed. For all finishes (in addition to further specialised instructions below):

  • Allow the wheels to cool before cleaning
  • Do not use a pressure hose or washer
  • Do not use a car wash as the guidance tracks and/or hard brushes may cause damage
  • Do not use an abrasive polish or cleaner (such as T-Cut)
  • Regularly wash the wheels (on the car) with soap and water, rinse with clean water and dry off
  • Regularly remove the wheels from the vehicle and clean the entire wheel thoroughly to remove the corrosive dirt and brake dust which builds up over time

Painted and Stainless Steel Wheels:

  • No additional care should be necessary

Chrome Wheels:

If the chrome appears tarnished:

  • Polish using a good quality non-abrasive chrome cleaner and a soft cloth
  • Rinse with clean water
  • Dry and wipe with a clean dry cloth to ensure all traces of cleaner are removed

If light rust spotting appears an acid-based chrome cleaner may be used; however, acid-based cleaners should not be used often as they are very strong. Take care to follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding treatment times and rinsing procedure. Damage caused by cleaning chemicals is not covered by our Warranty.

For storage over winter remove the wheels from the vehicle, clean thoroughly, dry completely and apply a light spray of WD40 (or equivalent) to help protect your wheels. If applying WD40 for storage then the wheel must be thoroughly cleaned before first use to ensure the oil does not compromise the brakes.



General good practice when using wire wheel cleaner is:

  • Wear protective gloves where possible and wash hands immediately after use
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes
  • Keep all chemicals out of the reach of children and animals

28th October 2015 – This advice supersedes all previous versions

Do not use aggressive spray on cleaners.

Do not use high pressure cleaners.

Do not use any abrasive cleaners or polishes.

Use only mild detergents with warm water with a soft bristled brush to clean wheels.

For long life spray on a wax or sealer/protectant or silicon spray after washing.

To support our customers in the care of their wire wheels we have a specialist cleaning kit available. It contains a cleaning solution, protective solution, dispenser, applicator brush and disposable gloves. To complement our cleaning kit, we also offer a wire wheel cleaning brush for more stubborn dirt.

** To purchase a Wire Wheel Cleaning kit please click here **