The terms custom rims or custom wheels are common buzz words among car enthusiasts to describe the modification of a car’s original or stock wheels. Custom rims are one of the most popular ways in customizing their vehicle to match their taste and lifestyle. Car owners modify their wheels with custom rims to achieve better performance and beautify the appearance of their vehicles.
Both SUV and regular vehicles can use custom rims to dress up their wheels. It will just vary in sizes and designs.
There are different types of rims available in the market today which includes chrome rims, spinning rims, truck rims and the famous American racing rims. These rims differ in weight, size, mounting and design. They also come in different numbers of spokes. Lighter rims are favored by many car enthusiasts because of better road performance.
Rims are made with different materials which include alloy, metal, aluminum and carbon fiber. Carbon fibers are the best rims because it is the toughest compared to other make. They are usually used for racing.
The early types of rims are usually made up of steel commonly used as stock rims for new cars. Steel rims are the cheapest kinds. These are heavy which only adds weight to the car and inevitably reduces a car’s performance. With the development of modern technology, modern rims are designed according to aerodynamic technology with sleeker designs.
Custom rims also include additional accessories like the spinners. Spinners can create the illusion as if the wheels are still spinning even when the car is parked or not in motion. Such rims are mainly for visual attraction only.
No matter what type of rims you choose, make sure that the rims are safe and the right unit for your type of vehicle.
Any type of rim will look dull and can fade the shiny look due to dirt accumulated during driving. Custom rims need extra care in order to maintain its beauty and protect it from any damage so it will last for many years.
In order to maintain the shiny look of your custom rims, you should clean it at least on a weekly basis or soon as it accumulates too much dirt. You can use soap with water for your regular cleaning.
In cleaning your car, it is very important to start it with the rims and tires. This will prevent the body of your car being contaminated with the cleaner or the dirt from the water.
But when your tires and rims get too much dirt, it is ideal to use cleaning solutions recommended for the type of rims you have, to ensure that the solution will not damage the finish of your rims.
Avoid using steel brushes in cleaning because it can damage the smooth finish of the rims and can also destroy the tires. You can use nylon or plastic bristled brush for cleaning.
After you have thoroughly cleaned your car and its rims, you can now apply polishing solution to make it shiny. Purchase only those polishers recommended by the manufacturer of your rims.
When applying polishers, use a soft cotton cloth and apply the solution in a circular manner. Allow the solution to dry for a few minutes. Afterwards, use a clean cloth and wipe the rims thoroughly and you will see the glimmer in your rims. Apply some tire wax so your tires will complement the shining look of your rims.
Since your custom rims are one of the factors which make your car look unique and trendy, it is important to always keep it clean and protected.