Wheels are undoubtedly the dirtiest part of a vehicle. Washing them first or last is a matter of preference, but here are 3 great reasons why you should do it first
1. IT’S LIKELY YOU’LL GET WATER SPOTS OR MUST RE-DRY THE BODY OF THE VEHICLE.
Let’s say you’ve washed the body of the car and are moving onto the wheels. Cleaning wheels take some time, so it’s quite probable you won’t finish before the water dries into streaks and spots.
Alternatively, you washed AND dried the body of the car and move onto the wheels. Unless you’re very careful, you’ll end up splashing water onto your freshly dried detail and will have to dry it again.
Both scenarios lead to more work and overall inefficiency.
2.RISK SPLASHING DIRT, BRAKE DUST, AND HARSHER CHEMICALS ONTO YOUR JUST CLEANED PAINT.
Keeping in line with the previous situation, not only do you risk splashing water onto your cleaned paint, but residue from the wheels as well. If sprayed onto the car body, dirt, brake dust, and harsh chemicals would reintroduce harmful contaminants to the paint and must again be washed away.
3. GET THE HARDEST PART OUT OF THE WAY!
Wheels and tires are the dirtiest and require the most work from an exterior detail. Why not start with them and have your detail get easier from there?