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Old 01-04-2013, 03:41 PM
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Default Chrome Clad Wheels

Ok i know this is going to offer some interesting and entertaining responses, but please do not laugh at me too hard... lol. Ok here is the scenario, i do own a 2010 1500 sport QC 5.7, i did use the stock chrome clad wheels for the first year. I live on a farm and boy did dirt and crap fill the gap in wheel for the chrome part, made keeping them in balance a major pain in the butt. To remedy this i ended just pulling wheels off truck monthly and using pressure washer to blast water into gap of wheel and chrome cover and wash out all the crap that was caught up in there. Finally got tired of that, and just went and picked up some 22" wheels that were alot easier to clean.

So here is my question, my brother recently picked a 2012 version, CC Sport 5.7L with chrome clad wheels. I told him of my issues and he is less handy than i am, so wanted to know if there is anything that can be done to reduce dirt building up in behind chrome cover. It got me thinking, has anyone ever tired filling that gap between the wheel and chrome cover, maybe with a silicone caulking of some sort, or even using a narrow band of tape. I am thinking that if anything can be done it would be right now with the truck new, and the wheels relatively still clean and fresh ( wont need a lot of prep other than cleaning with a degreaser etc).

your thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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If that was my problem, I would just un-glue the chrome clad and power coat my wheels black. Some one here on the site did that, but I can remember who. Maybe someone else could chime in on this. They actually looked nice the wheels.
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That space between the plastic coated chrome part & the metal part of the wheel can be a problem, especially if you drive into deeper mud with something like clay in it

I read on here that some members just broke the plastic off, but one member removed it in 1 piece.
I suggest selling those wheels & buying a better wheel & drink up the extra money

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Same question - but because I hate washing them! Water constantly drips out of the space between the chrome cladding and aluminum wheel...makes drying the wheels a real PIA.

I thought about using clear silicone caulk on the backside and sealing the gap between the plastic and aluminum.
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