Begin by pre-spraying tyre walls and wheel arches with a diluted all purpose cleaner, if heavily soiled allow to dwell for a few minutes.
Work the cleaner into the tyre walls with an all purpose brush, moving onto the arches to remove any loose dirt and debris. Depending on the space between your arches and wheels you may need to use a slimmer, long reach brush.
Use a wash mitt and normal shampoo solution in a bucket to follow up, trying to reach all areas of the arch. It is advisable to keep the mitt to clean only the arches wheels and tyres in the future, do not use it to clean the rest of the vehicle!
If the backs of your wheels are heavily soiled use a non-acidic designated wheel cleaner, apply liberally and allow to dwell. Using a foaming head allows the product to cling to the wheel surface for longer.
Work the cleaner in with a designated long reach wheel brush. Use the brush to clean the brake caliper area if possible.
Move onto the face of the wheel by applying the cleaner liberally and allowing to dwell. Work in the cleaner with a soft bristled detailing brush paying particular attention to wheel nuts and other details depending on the design of your wheel.
Use this brush again to access the brake caliper area. Follow up with a normal shampoo solution using a designated wheel sponge or wash mitt. Clean all areas of the wheel face and access the wheel rears if possible.
Thoroughly rinse off with a hosepipe or pressure washer beginning with the arch. Ensure all cleaning product is removed, paying particular attention to the wheel rears, caliper area and any other design details on the wheel face.
Using a microfibre towel that is only used on the wheels tyres and arches begin to dry the wheel face. Access the wheel rears and caliper area if possible.
Move onto drying the arches and tyre walls, folding the towel to reveal a clean dry surface as necessary.
Use an all in one product to polish the wheels. Apply a small amount to a microfibre or sponge applicator pad and work in. Reapply as necessary.
Follow the manufacturers recommendations for product curing time and buff off with a clean dry microfibre towel.
If further protection is desired after the all in one polish product you can use a designated wheel sealant. Apply with a sponge applicator pad. Brake callipers can also be polished and sealed.
Again, follow manufacturers instructions for product curing time and buff off with a soft clean microfibre towel, not forgetting wheel rears if these have been sealed and brake caliper area.
The final step is to dress the tyres. Using either a flat tyre dressing brush or a sponge applicator pad apply a high quality durable tyre dressing product and work into the tyre wall. Work only to the very edge of the tyre tread.
Use a microfibre towel to wipe off any excess product from th tyre wall or wheel face.
And now you can see tyre dressing product being applied via a sponge applicator pad. Reapply as necessary and again clean off any excess product with a microfibre towel.
Once your wheels have been properly cleaned, polished and sealed providing they are not left too long a normal shampoo solution and diluted all purpose cleaner should be adequate to clean the wheels clean and bring them back up to standard, simply repolishing and adding further layers of sealant as necessary.