The Fuchsfelge Retro® are fully anodized and - depending on finish - partially handpainted matte black. The lowbed is anodized semi-glossy and not covered through an additional clearcoat. In order to protect your Fuchsfelge, follow these care instructions:
Use warm water with pH -level neutral cleaner, alternatively we recommend our pH-level neutral Fuchfelgen Cleaner.
Avoid the use of acidic or alkaline cleaning agents that can destroy the
protecting, natural surface of the wheel.
Please follow the cleaner instruction manual carefully. Please be especially careful with a notice concenrning the use of a cleaner on bare aluminium or polished wheels!
The cleaner should be applied with a clean cloth or a soft sponge on the cooled-down wheel. • Do never use abrasive cloths, iron wool or abrasive cleaners!
The wheels should also be cleaned from dust, salt and brakedust on the backside, not only on the visible side.
Rinse off any excess cleaner and dirt with a good amount of clear water.
While cleaning in a carwash please be careful that the wheels should only be in contace with soft cloths and textiles and no special wheelcleaner should be used.
Generally, no high pressure washer should be used to clean the wheels.
In winter the wheels should be cleaned about 1x in a week. In summer around 1x a month.
A later modification of the wheel is not allowed. The wheel would no longer be conform to the original condition which is approved by TÜV and released from KBA. If a later modified wheel is mounted the operating license will extinct immediately.
SAFETY AND SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUCHS
The following safety and service instructions are based on the general EUWA-
guidelines for the use of wheels. OF intends to inform consumers about the risk
related to the wheels and its use during the activities of handling, mounting
and dismounting wheels.
Avoid damages or deformations of the wheel or scratches which may damage
the surface protection due to the application of high forces or due to impacts
during all operations like handling and mounting to the vehicle. Risk of reduced
fatigue life performance and risk of uniformity problems or vibrations.
Please make sure to follow the advice given in the operating manual of the car.
The screws or nuts of all wheels (use only original screws!) have to be fastened
with the recommended torque given in the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions.
The use of a torque wrench is highly recommended. Tighten progressively to the
final torque, not in one go. The correct tightening sequence is crosswise over
the wheel disc. This means to tighten one screw then the opposite one or the
On a new vehicle and always after a wheel or tyre replacement, it is imperative
to verify the mounting torque after approximately 50-100 km of operation and,
where necessary, to retighten the wheel screws to the correct value. Insufficient
tightening may cause wheel loss. Excessive screw tightening may cause defor-
mations of the wheel centre and result in vibrations of screw/bolt failure.
The wheel as a safety part must not show fractures, deformations, distortions
or other similar defects. Such pieces have to be replaced and scrapped. Also in
the event of a suspected damage, due to severe pot-hole shocks for example,
the involved part must be replaced. The replacement has to be carried out with
new pieces having completely identical characteristics. Risk of reduced fatigue
life performance and wheel failure.
It is not allowed to perform any technical modification on the wheel. The repair
of a damaged rim or disc by heating, by welding, by addition or removal of
material is absolutely forbidden. Risk of reduced fatigue life performance and