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Old 02-08-2015, 09:43 AM   #1
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Chrome Rim Cleaning

Hey eveyone I have a set of chrome cobra Rs, I got from american muscle and I always clean them with a sponge but I was wondering if there was a brush I could use to get in all the nooks without scratching the chrome?

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I just use my hands and a rag with Meguire's Hot Rims for mine.
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Hey eveyone I have a set of chrome cobra Rs, I got from american muscle and I always clean them with a sponge but I was wondering if there was a brush I could use to get in all the nooks without scratching the chrome?
Hey carnellrules3 - That's a good question and while I personally don't use a sponge/brush or any type of spay on hose off product, I would personally reccomend getting in there with a microfiber to have polish/product applied, and then another to have it cleaned off. I used to work at a local auto auction reconditioning cars (Buffer guy!) and I've used a load of product and I always come back to Mothers or meguaris chrome polish.

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Hey eveyone I have a set of chrome cobra Rs, I got from american muscle and I always clean them with a sponge but I was wondering if there was a brush I could use to get in all the nooks without scratching the chrome?

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I'm a bit of a detail nut, so you could say i'm concerned about any wash-induced scratches. When I bought my chrome Roush wheels, I wasn't going to play around.

I coated them with CarPro CQuartz UK edition ceramic quartz coating which makes them SUPER easy to maintain. The surface is so slick that brake dust and dirt wash right off with pH neutral Adams Car Shampoo. I don't use any harsh wheel cleaners, just gentle car shampoo.

So off the bat I recommend having those wheels protected with some type of coating or wax to keep things from sticking to them. Otherwise getting the chrome to come fully clean will be a bear. I've had great experiences with CarPro CQuartz UK, CarPro Dlux, CarPro Hydro2, CarPro Reload, and Collinite 845 insulator wax. You will do yourself a lot of favors down the road not leaving your new wheels bare and unprotected.

To wash the wheels, I use a Wheel Woolies brand Boar's hair wheel brush on the outer face of the wheels. Just Google it and it will come up. It is an extremely gentle brush that absolutely will not scratch, yet makes it easier to get into the corners and what not.

For backsides of the wheels, inner barrels, and brake calipers, I use the Speed Master wheel brush. This is another brush that is worth its weight in gold for keeping your wheels looking great. It's the perfect tool for getting the hard to reach inner areas of the wheel and you can bend it to fit around any shape.

Here's my wheels after the CQuartz UK coating...ballin!


This is the Wheel Woolies Boar's Hair Wheel Brush I use.


This is the Speed Master Brush I use for the back sides of the wheel. See how you can bend it to your liking to get into the areas you need to?



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Wow sweet! Thanks dude

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Wow sweet! Thanks dude

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No problem

It sure is nice having the right tools on hand for the job. It beats trying to cram a sponge in there.
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Croftgate Tire Shine, and the cone attachment you put on the end of a cordless drill. Before and after pic of the rims on my 03 F 150

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