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Old 12-21-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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taking care of chrome

I'm days away from putting chrome wheels on my 08 and I was wondering if there is anything I should know or be aware of regarding cleaning the chrome.. what's good for it and what's bad
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chrome for me was always very easy to take care of. I kept them protected so any brake dust just wiped right off. I never used many products, just my waterless car wash I used on the paint.
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I have always used glass cleaner. It works great.
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Yeah I've heard that as well hottcobra

SpectorV, what do you mean you kept them protected?
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Re: taking care of chrome

Soapy water when washing and remember everytime you wash the outside of your wheels stick your hand in there and clean the inside. Treat them like any other part and stay on top of them when they are dirty.I use "Neverdull" on my wheels,easy on easy off. A can of neverdull goes a long way and you don't have to use a lot.
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Yeah I've heard that as well hottcobra

SpectorV, what do you mean you kept them protected?
DWG International™ - Manufacturer of Dri Wash 'n Guard® is what i keep on paint, windows, trim, rims, etc keeps it looking new no fading etc and cleaning is easy.
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I just wash it like the rest of the car and use a chrome polish/sealer twice a year.
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I was told to stay away from tire shine as well.. true?
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I was told to stay away from tire shine as well.. true?

Who told you that? Tire dressing keeps your tires looking great and helps with dry rot.There is nothing worse than a nice set of wheels wrapped in dirty ugly dry rubber.
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A guy at Ford haha he said some kind of acid in the tire shine would hurt the chrome.
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A guy at Ford haha he said some kind of acid in the tire shine would hurt the chrome.

Oh,ok he is right about not getting it on the chrome.Thats what applicators are for.Spray the dressing on your applicator and wipe away.
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Got it. Until now I'd just sprayed it on
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Got it. Until now I'd just sprayed it on
You can still have the wet look without being wet.If you drive off with a tire soaked in dressing you will throw it all over the side of your car.
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You can still have the wet look without being wet.If you drive off with a tire soaked in dressing you will throw it all over the side of your car.
I hadn't ever left right after a wash, but I won't now for sure. What do you use for an applicator? A cloth or something?
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If you do the spray on method it gets in all the little grooves and cracks in the tires so hours after it sits it can still get all over your car.You can use a shop towel to apply the dressing if you don't have anything else but the best thing to do is to go to Vato Zone and get a applicator for tire dressing.Its a little square plastic case with a applicator inside.Easy to store and doesn't get all over your hands.It will maybe cost you $5 at the most.


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Old 12-26-2009, 01:06 PM   #16
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oh ok thanks a lot. I wasn't aware of all that.

oh and I accidentally went to autopia.COM instead of ORG haha I was like why is this helpful?? haha but thanks
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