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Old 03-17-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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Chrome vs Polished

So im gonna pick up a set of 4 lug cobras just trying to figure out what the real differs between chrome and polish is. in the sense of maintence and whether or not "polish" would flake

so if you know wanna let me know thanks
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I am wondering the same thing
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If it was me..I'd go polished, dunno why, but it just sounds good to me
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they both flake a little

chrome shines ALOT more than polished
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Old 03-17-2005, 10:22 PM   #6
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so basically polish is a duller shine

eh works for me need a differ set a wheels to hold me over

im sick of looking at my 10 holes already
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they both flake a little

chrome shines ALOT more than polished
How does Polished Flake ?????? HAHHAHHAHAHHA

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Chrome is a actual plating process usually done in three steps. First a copper/Bronze base, then a nickel plating then a Chromium top plate. it keeps its shine but is suspect to corrosion and peeling. Moisture is the enemy of Chrome. If any porous areas are present it will peel. If it is chrome steel it will rust underneath and peel. If you live in a harsh winter environment where Salt is added to the roads Chrome peeling and corrosion will be accelerated much faster.

Polishing is a process where the actual surface of a metal is polished. There is no metal coating but some factory polished rims come with a clear coat to prevent dulling. This clear coat will eventually deteriorate causing the polish to dull.

The fact is Polish will not flake. Chrome will.
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:13 AM   #8
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werd. thanks for clearing that all up Corey
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yea when I get tired of looking at my 10holes im getting some y2k cobras in either polished or silver. what kind of cobra wheels did you go with? and how much and where did u buy them.
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Polished rims sometimes come clear coated. Might wanna check that too.

Also polished sucks to keep clean.
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Polished rims sometimes come clear coated. Might wanna check that too.

Also polished sucks to keep clean.
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Polishing is a process where the actual surface of a metal is polished. There is no metal coating but some factory polished rims come with a clear coat to prevent dulling. This clear coat will eventually deteriorate causing the polish to dull.
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a good chrome finish will not flake if you take care of it (just wash the car like normal and what not. My oem ford stamped 95 cobra Rs still look brand new. Just use metal polish on em regularly... (even though I didnt have to)

polished will never look as good as chrome, close depending on quality, but never as good unless you spend a TON and get it done extremly good. Its cheaper, easier to take care of, you can buff it out and what not.
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a good chrome finish will not flake if you take care of it (just wash the car like normal and what not. My oem ford stamped 95 cobra Rs still look brand new. Just use metal polish on em regularly... (even though I didnt have to)

polished will never look as good as chrome, close depending on quality, but never as good unless you spend a TON and get it done extremly good. Its cheaper, easier to take care of, you can buff it out and what not.
You live in North Alabama and not the coast or in salt country. Chrome will start to rust in a matter of weeks in a ocean environment unless you clean your rims quite regularly.The same goes for areas in the north east where salt is put on the roads.

The thing is the first rock chip on chrome and the corrosion process will begin.

Does chrome look good Sure Does!!!

Do I have chrome rims Sure dont!!!!

I have Factory Silver 98 Cobra's that are good looking and low low maintenance.
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I have y2k cobra R's and they are polished. I live in Wisconsin so we also get salt on the roads but i remove those rims and put on the stockers for the winter. I have had them for about a year now so they have acutally been on my car for about 5-6 months and they are still as shiney as they were when i first got them. Piloshed is easier to fix if you get a little road rash cause you don't have to worry about the rest of the polish coming off. if road rash happens to chrome it might peel around the area where the damage is. i do polish me wheels weekly and only takes about 15-20 minutes. I like polished but chrome does have a nicer shine.
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[Brandon]If you get the right size tires, you don't have to worry about curb rash.[/Brandon]
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[Brandon]If you get the right size tires, you don't have to worry about curb rash.[/Brandon]


My chrome rims always tend to rust a bit on the back side where the hub meets the rotor, some of it is just what sticks from the rotor.. the outside and inside have zero rust on em. If you live in a rust prone area then dont get chrome.

polished is fine but VERY hard to keep nice, chrome seems to be much easier to keep looking good from my experiences.
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I like the look of polished wheels better than chrome.
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I like them both but something about how polished wheels look just mess with me some times, like they are still dirty or not as shinny as you would like.
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I like them both but something about how polished wheels look just mess with me some times, like they are still dirty or not as shinny as you would like.
I guess I think that chrome wheels look too shiney...like, bling bling.
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Can not wait to have Chrome rims on my car.
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I cant wait to have centercap less 10holes on my car... stop complaining
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i heart my chrome.
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