When cleaning your tires, use a soft brush and be careful around the edges of your wheels. You can use special cleaners, but typically a mild car detergent works well when using a brush. After washing your tires, dry them and apply a tire foam that will help prevent the exposed sidewall rubber from cracking. Following these simple steps will enhance the beauty of your car and will help your tires look great for years to come.
It is best to avoid using chemical wheel cleaners to prevent damaging the clear-coated finish. If you wash your vehicle on a regular basis, there is no need to use them. When washing your vehicle, start with the wheels first when they are cool. Since the finish on your wheels is similar to your vehicle's paint job, use a mild detergent that is designed for automotive finishes. Use a washing mitt or a soft sponge, avoiding any brushes or abrasive pads as these will scratch and damage the finish. We also recommend waxing the exposed areas of your wheels three to four times a year or more. This will maintain the new look longer and will help to keep other elements from damaging the finish of your new wheels.
The same steps for wheels with a painted finish apply to wheels with a chrome plated finish. However, chrome plating is more delicate and does require more care. Be sure not to use any abrasive chrome polishes as this could scratch the chrome plating. If you live in a climate where road salts are used during winter, we recommend that you remove your plated wheels during that time as they will rapidly pit and become cloudy when exposed to road salt for an extended period, as the salt contains chemicals which breaks down the finish.
N.B.: It is advised to clean this type of wheels before storing them during the winter season as road salts could damage them.
Proper maintenance will prevent damage to the wheel finish and keep the wheel finish warranty from being voided.
Before installation, apply a coat of non abrasive car wax to the wheels which will help protect the finish and make it easier to clean them.
Clean your wheels often using mild soap and water and a soft sponge or cotton cloth to clean them. Reapply a coat of wax at least once per season.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, pads or polishing compounds on your wheels.
Do not wash your wheels when they are hot as it will damage the finish.
Robert Thibert Inc. warrants to the original purchaser, that the wheels will be free from cosmetic defects for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Robert Thibert Inc. also warrants that its wheels will be free from structural defects for as long as the original purchaser owns the product.
This warranty is only valid when the wheel(s) are returned to Robert Thibert Inc. freight prepaid with a copy of the original proof of purchase.
Robert Thibert Inc. obligation under this warranty will be limited to the repair or replacement of any wheel(s) which is considered to be defective.
Robert Thibert Inc. will inspect all warranty returns. Wheels covered by our warranty will be repaired or replaced and returned to the sender freight prepaid. Those wheels that are not covered by the warranty will be returned freight collect.
Peeling of the clear coat, chrome or paint on the face of the wheel. Blemishes in the clear coat, chrome or paint finish of the wheel. Wheels with lateral or radial run out greater than 0.025" or 0.635mm provided there is no evidence of impact. Wheels with improperly machined bolt holes, center bores or offsets. heels that leak air
Peeling of the paint, clear coat or chrome in the barrel or on the back of the wheel. Wheels that have a lateral or radial run out of less than 0.025" or 0.635mm. Wheels that have been damaged by accident, impact, misuse, negligence, off road use, racing or exceeding the maximum load rating. Scratches, stone chips or curb rash caused by road hazards. Damage caused by tire installation or the use of an impact gun. Use of clip on weights on the outer lip of the wheel. Corrosion, pitting, scratches or staining due to improper wheel maintenance. Wheels that have been altered, modified or repaired. Defects that are claimed more than one year after purchase. Claims made by anyone other than the original purchaser.