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Old 11-18-2013, 09:27 PM
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Any way of stopping what is happening to my rims and get rid of whatever it is on there? I basically use Simple Green and it has basically been very good but just started noticing this on my chrome clads. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can't get the pictures to upload!
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hi vinnie...a pic will help.

post it to photo bucket and then post the link here...thats the easiest way imo.

i might be able to help you out when i see a picture of whats happening..

also im not sure id use simple green on the chrome clads...it is pretty tough stuff.
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Agree with primo on the simple green. The plastic chrome clad, to me is easily scratched so I always put a good jet of water on them, followed by a micro fiber full of suds from your car wash medium (gently). After air drying them with my leaf blower, I use a good polish/cleaner, (I like plexus) and every other wash or so, put a good coat of wax on them.
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hard to tell for sure, but it looks like you're dealing with separate issues here.

one looks like brake dust build up, and the other looks like the simple green is eating the chrome cladding...that can't be fixed.

to clean up the brake dust i like eagle one wadding polish or p21s polishing soap...not many other members like the wadding polish.

like paul said, once the rims are clean, wax or sealant is good to repel the brake dust and makes cleanup a breeze.

unfortunately, it looks like they may be too far gone at this point...but i think the covers are replaceable.
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I did buy the Tire and Rim package for 5 years. I will try what you both say and see if it makes any difference.
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I have used a product called "Wheel Wax" on my chrome clads since new and they still look brand new. Three winters now.
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I have used a product called "Wheel Wax" on my chrome clads since new and they still look brand new. Three winters now.
another good product! but won't really help clean that much. wheel wax claims to clean and seal, but not much cleaning in my experience.
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another good product! but won't really help clean that much. wheel wax claims to clean and seal, but not much cleaning in my experience.
I don't use the wheel wax to clean them, I use it to protect after they are cleaned. For me the trick is to never let them get to dirty. I wash them when I wash the truck which is weekly. I probably put wheel wax on them four times a year. So far my process seems to work as I have no pitting or scratches on them.
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I went ahead and bought some Plexus and I will use that and see what happens. Thanks for all the help.
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