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    Re: Wheels off detailing

    •Whether it's "The Two Bucket"; or,
    a "Hybrid version" of the RW/WW
    car-washing processes...
    -This has become my favorite
    "wheels-off" detailing method:

    •First:
    -Make sure the vehicle has undergone
    your chosen washing processes...
    (clean & dried).

    •Secondly:
    -Using proper jacking/jack-stands protocol:
    remove tire/wheel assemblies from the
    vehicle, so they can undergo their
    washing processes (clean & dried).

    •Next:
    -Perform the necessary prep on the
    wheels/tires, for them to receive the
    application of their respective sealing
    and dressing products.
    -Seal wheels; dress tires.

    •Then:
    -Install wheel/tire assemblies
    (torque lug nuts to spec)
    -Reverse the prior jacking/jack-stands
    operation---returning the vehicle
    back to the floor.

    •Now:
    -Cover the wheel/tire assemblies.
    Example (Photo courtesy
    of Mike Phillips@Autogeek):



    •You can now correct the vehicle's paint
    without any worries about contaminating
    the tires/wheels.

    •Works for me. YMMV.


    Bob
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    Re: Wheels off detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveT435 View Post
    A little advice. Make sue you have or get a good torque wrench and torque lugs to factory specs. Your assuming a huge liability removing and installing wheels.
    Agreed. Always preferred to torque to specs.

    50-250 lb torque wrench, breaker bar, Milwaukee impact wrench, 3 ton jack and 4 jackpoint jackstands. I usually do the rotations and winter/summer swaps on my vehicles.

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    Re: Wheels off detailing

    I do take the wheels off to thoroughly clean the barrels and at that time also clean the wheel wells. I’m in the process of making my own wheel detailing stand. Just waiting on some more parts to come in . Once I have it all set up I will send it out to be powder coated and a clear coat. Once I have it all complete I’ll post pictures of it. Can’t wait to show it off ��

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    Re: Wheels off detailing

    At least twice a year I put my vehicle on my lift and clean up the barrels of the wheels thoroughly, seal the wheels in their entirety, and clean and dress both sides of the tires. My tires and wheels stay cleaner doing this at this frequency. I then proceed to inspect and detail the undercarriage. For those who remove the wheels from the vehicle, you might as well rotate your tires when the time calls for it.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Wheels off detailing

    That’s what I love about having a lift. I have a Twin Brusch mid rise Scissors lift.

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