How to Clean Your Wheels With Baking Soda

by Kelly Nuttall

Baking soda is one of the cheapest, most effective cleaners available. Mixing baking soda with other ingredients can improve its effectiveness. In this case, adding a small amount of white vinegar will increase the cleaning power of baking soda to power through the oil, grease, dirt, brake dust and grime that accumulate on automobile wheels so they will shine once again. This is a very easy cleaning project and can be done every time you detail your vehicle.

Combine three parts baking soda and one part water in a small mixing bowl. You can also divide the amount of water in half and make up the difference with white vinegar for an extra cleaning kick. The mixture will bubble up a little after adding the white vinegar.

Mix the ingredients together to make a wet paste.

Apply the baking soda paste directly to the wheels with a sponge. Scrub the wheels with the sponge and baking soda mixture. Use a toothbrush to reach tight areas or to scrub stubborn dirt and grime.

Rinse the wheels with clean water after scrubbing. Repeat Step 3 multiple times if necessary to make the wheels as clean as possible.

Tip

  • check You can apply the baking soda paste and allow it to sit on the wheels for up to five minutes before scrubbing.

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About the Author

Kelly Nuttall is a student at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. She is set to graduate in the spring of 2011 with her bachelor's degree in technical communications. She has been writing for various websites since March of 2009.