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Dodgey 09-17-2013 08:16 PM

Red dust on front rims
 
When I got my Dodge Ram new in 2002 the chrome rims were all nice and shiny. Now they have a red dust on them. I think it is from the brakes. It doesn't hose off, nor will a pressure washer remove it. Soap and water won't remove it. Is there something else I can try?

Grubrunner 09-17-2013 08:24 PM

Is it pitted or built up?

Can you post some snaps?

Dodgey 09-17-2013 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grubrunner (Post 1202118)
Is it pitted or built up?

Can you post some snaps?

http://s22.postimg.org/cbh357hkx/102_0459.jpg

http://s13.postimg.org/m2031gxdz/102_0461.jpg

PaulMys 09-17-2013 09:39 PM

Man, if that used to be chrome, they may be too far gone. I'm no expert though. I hope someone chimes in with a fix for you!

Gantman 09-17-2013 09:59 PM

I used a light grit rubbing compound, followed by a soap and rinse, followed by a chrome polish on my fathers 99 Ram that had been neglected since 2006 and shocked the hell out of Mom and Pops. Chrome looked fantastic with very small pitting embedded too deep. His looked similar to your pics bud prior to the detailing.

Grubrunner 09-17-2013 10:09 PM

Wow! Any idea what caused them to get to that point?

I'll be honest, they look like they've been neglected big time!

I've never had to address something that extreme so I'm hoping someone else can chime and assist.

I will throw this out there though: Naval Jelly

I've used it to restore completely rusted chrome [quality] socket/wrench sets to heavily rusted bolts/nuts. If you do go this route, I do STRONGLY recommend applying it in a well ventilated area and with gloves on.

It's an amazing product that should sell for a lot more than what it does.

It may just be your savior.

Maybe....

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-1...1#.Ujj427vD9EY

PaulMys 09-17-2013 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grubrunner (Post 1202209)
Wow! Any idea what caused them to get to that point?

I'll be honest, they look like they've been neglected big time!

I've never had to address something that extreme so I'm hoping someone else can chime and assist.

I will throw this out there though: Naval Jelly

I've used it to restore completely rusted chrome [quality] socket/wrench sets to heavily rusted bolts/nuts. If you do go this route, I do STRONGLY recommend applying it in a well ventilated area and with gloves on.

It's an amazing product that should sell for a lot more than what it does.

It may just be your savior.

Maybe....

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-1...1#.Ujj427vD9EY

OH, Jesus! Is THAT what it's used for? That may explain some discoloration on my........ oh, nevermind!:LOL:

Dodgey 09-18-2013 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grubrunner (Post 1202209)
Wow! Any idea what caused them to get to that point?

I'll be honest, they look like they've been neglected big time!

I've never had to address something that extreme so I'm hoping someone else can chime and assist.

I will throw this out there though: Naval Jelly

I've used it to restore completely rusted chrome [quality] socket/wrench sets to heavily rusted bolts/nuts. If you do go this route, I do STRONGLY recommend applying it in a well ventilated area and with gloves on.

It's an amazing product that should sell for a lot more than what it does.

It may just be your savior.

Maybe....

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Loctite-1...1#.Ujj427vD9EY

Yes they have been neglected unfortunately and I am to blame. But in my defense I have been dealing with a rare medical condition. One of the reasons I stopped going out in my boat.

Pull Ya 09-18-2013 04:07 PM

IMHO you got a lot of work in front of you. It may be better in your case, with your medical problems etc, to see if you can find a good set of used wheels at a reasonable price.
Jay

Chunkem 09-18-2013 10:13 PM

JMO.....Send Primospaghetti a PM and inquire....He is the resident expert and may be able to recommend something to you....Good luck....


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