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Old 08-01-2010, 10:49 AM
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Question Stock chrome clad 20's clean?

Hey everyone, I read through a lot of the posts here and was impressed with how much everyone was posting about waxing etc and all the valuable information I gained already. The one thing that really drives me crazy is my full chrome clad rims! They are dull as heck, and I have tried a few things to get them shiny, and to no avail. My brother has the same rims, but with the plastic cover over the aluminum and his are way nicer, almost a mirror unlike mine. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a cleaning product, or if I need to get a professional to power buff these to shine? If that would even make a difference?
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Hey everyone, I read through a lot of the posts here and was impressed with how much everyone was posting about waxing etc and all the valuable information I gained already. The one thing that really drives me crazy is my full chrome clad rims! They are dull as heck, and I have tried a few things to get them shiny, and to no avail. My brother has the same rims, but with the plastic cover over the aluminum and his are way nicer, almost a mirror unlike mine. I was just wondering if anyone knew of a cleaning product, or if I need to get a professional to power buff these to shine? If that would even make a difference?
Can you get a picture? And I am still confused about the finish, is the dull surface chromed plastic, or polished metal?
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a good rim cleaner, and some elbow grease should do the trick...or you could get one of those polishers for like $40 i think, and do it that way...
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a good rim cleaner, and some elbow grease should do the trick...or you could get one of those polishers for like $40 i think, and do it that way...
Rim cleaners are not a good place to start if you don't know the problem. The dullness is probably due to marring, or contaminants that need to be removed. If the rim is scratched in any place, a rim cleaner may exacerbate the issue as some chemicals may not play well with scratched cladding. Also to note, the chrome cladding is over aluminum wheels, and many cleaners will corrode/pit alluminum, so cleaners must be chosed wisely to prevent further damage.
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Can you get a picture? And I am still confused about the finish, is the dull surface chromed plastic, or polished metal?
Its not the plastic over the aluminum type of rims on the 03-05s.. its the ones that came as the wrapped chrome or tin that's suppose to be shiny but dulls because of what I think is a clear coat on them?
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