What are Wheel Woolies?
Wheel Woolies were designed to solve a problem in the car care world: often it can be hard to clean inside your wheels. Some use thin brushes with bristles attached to metal wires, and while these do work, they splatter and can easily scratch up your rims if you’re not careful. The soft, dense, 100% polypropylene bristles on the Wheel Woolies are a safer alternative to its competitors and are fully recyclable (when they’ve outlived their use). They can fit in any size wheel opening and are great for wheel wells, wheel drums, exhaust pipes, and even grilles.
It’s safe to say Wheel Woolies are different, but how well do they work? Take a look…
Wheel Woolie Review
Today we had a chance to put the Wheel Woolies to work. We used their 3-piece detailing kit which contains one large (19″ long, 3″ dia. head), one medium (12″ long, 2″ dia. head) and one small (8″ long, 1″ dia. head) Wheel Woolie. Below we’ll critique how well the synthetic wool removes brake dust, dirt, and grime from your wheels as well as outline some great uses for each of the three sizes. For best use, the manufacturers recommend spraying the wheel with a wheel cleaner, dipping the Wheel Woolie’s head in water, and scrubbing. We did as they said and here’s what we think:
As you know, we promote healthy car care. What this means is that we don’t believe in “cleaning by all means necessary.” When it comes to wheels, over-cleaning usually shows its face when you need to use an acid to remove contaminants and brake dust. Obviously this is needed on occasion (just as polishing is for paintwork), but if you regularly protect and care for the surface you should never have to use such caustic cleaning products on your wheels. After using the Wheel Woolies I can confidently say that it’s easier than ever to care for your wheels – you should never have to use an acid again if you pay them the attention they deserve.
Versatility: We tested the Wheel Woolies on a variety of wheel finishes. To no surprise, it worked wonders on chrome, anodized, and even matte finished wheels. We also tested the Woolies on a plastic grille, a metal grille, a chromed exhaust, and a set of running boards – all were safely cleaned by this do-it-all wheel cleaning tool.
Woolie Sizes & Uses
Each Woolie has unique advantages, mostly relative to its size. And because the Woolies can be used on almost any surface except for your car’s physical paintwork, we thought we’d show you some spectacular uses for our new little friends:
If you couldn’t feel the level of excitement jump throughout the article then I’ll fill you in: we at Dr. Beasley’s LOVE Wheel Woolies. So much so that we’ve decided to carry them in the detailing accessories section of our online store. For safe and effective wheel cleaning there’s simply nothing on the market that even comes close to competing with these bad boys. The durability and versatility of the Woolie is unbelievable for such a soft fiber and it’s cleaning power is tough enough to battle even the strongest brake dust (as long as you’ve got the right cleaning products, of course). I absolutely recommend replacing your current wheel cleaning accessories and giving them a try for yourself. I promise you won’t be disappointed.