Now that you have your new wheels on your car and you have put some miles on them, its time to take care of them. Always start and finish 1 wheel from beginning to end. Do not spray cleaners and let them sit on the other 3 wheels as you work on the fourth. This will allow the cleaner to dry and potentially damage your wheel. Likewise, the wheel should not be hot. Do not spray cleaners on the rotors, especially if they are carbon ceramic.
Rinse the rim, tire, and wheel-well with H20. The goal here is to knock off the majority of heavy brake dust and dirt. Then, reach into your previously filled wheel bucket and use the long wheel woolie. Starting at top-dead-center or 12 o’clock, work half-way around to the right, and then top down to the left. We do this to avoid bringing brake dust from the bottom up to the top because the flow of water will carry away most of the brake dust. No sense it working overyourself. Dunk the tool in the water as it becomes full of brake dust. If you have big or painted calipers, you can clean them with the woolie, brush or mitt depending on the space available on your particular car. Before you put the woolie away, quickly clean the wheel wells if they are dirty.
Use your lug nut brush to agitate the lug holes, value stem, and tight spots on the rim and lightly clean the tire as well. If the tire is extremely dirty, you may need a stiff bristle brush or to scrub by hand with your wheel wash mitt. Otherwise, a quick wipe with your brush should be sufficient.
Then, use your designated wheel mitt to clean the rear of the rim spokes by curling your hand in the mitt, then quickly reach and wipe behind the spoke. Finally, clean the face of the rim with your wheel mitt, and immediately rinse the wheel tire and wheel well. Leave them wet for now and move to the next wheel and start this process over. (Credit AMMO NYC)