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Old 09-17-2013, 07:16 PM
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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?
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Is it pitted or built up?

Can you post some snaps?
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:22 PM
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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!
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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.
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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....

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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