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I have never had chrome wheels before. A friend of mine with a Cadillac & had his plating peal and flake and the rims got rusty. My question is, "How should you take care of them? Is there a coating, a polish or kind of wax available ....& how often should they be cared for?
 

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I have had several sets of chrome wheels and they have never flaked or rusted (good quality rims and I live in the South, so no road salt) I dont used anything special on them at all. I work hard at keeping my cars clean. I just wash and dry the chrome wheels and buff them with a soft cloth to make them sparkle. I get a lot of compliments on my chromies:drool:
 

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Brake dust is highly corosive, and the biggest enemy your wheels have.

As the advice above states, washing them frequently will help.
I use Mothers chrome polish every couple of weeks as well. You need to be careful what you celan them with, or you can damage the finish. Regular car wash soap will not hurt them, but won't give you that real shine. Good luck!
 

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Zr1Owner said:
Brake dust is highly corosive, and the biggest enemy your wheels have.

As the advice above states, washing them frequently will help.
I use Mothers chrome polish every couple of weeks as well. You need to be careful what you celan them with, or you can damage the finish. Regular car wash soap will not hurt them, but won't give you that real shine. Good luck!
I will have to try the Mothers chrome wax - love their car wax :thumbs: I should have mentioned that I wash my car at least weekly and I cant stand brake dust so I literally sit on the ground and buff my wheels. I have never liked to be seen in a dirty ride :D But honestly my experience with chrome wheels has been great! No flaking or rusting EVER.
 

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I have been using Mother's for 25 years! My Sky has already had two coats of Mothers...
 

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Meguire's also has a chrome wheel cleaner (spray) that's formulated just for chrome rims (versus the all-types-of-wheel-finish spray cleaners). I haven't used it yet (car only has 316 miles in one month and has only needed to be washed once). But I also bought the Mothers chrome polish and plan to use both to clean and polish the rims. Need to keep those wheels sparklin'!!!
 

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skyfan said:
I have never had chrome wheels before. A friend of mine with a Cadillac & had his plating peal and flake and the rims got rusty. My question is, "How should you take care of them? Is there a coating, a polish or kind of wax available ....& how often should they be cared for?
Please see this post from another thread on the topic for some help:
http://www.skyroadster.com/forums/showpost.php?p=57068&postcount=4
 

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I used to have a show car with chrome wheels....

I used to have a '73 mach I show car with chrome magnum 500s. I destroyed the first set of wheels, because I would chrome polish them every 2-3 weeks. I had learned what to do and what NOT to do by the second set. Take it from someone who learned: don't chrome polish but once a month tops, the chrome polish actually takes some of the chrome with it when you use it. My suggestion would be to wash them regularly, never wiping them with anything more then a wet soapy rag (use hot water if needed). Accompany this by an immediate dry towel buff. Do this regularly enough and nothing will cake or dry onto the wheels. Use the chrome polish, sparingly, when brake dust or other materials will not come off with the hot soapy rag. For a quick shine job and protectant, you can use car polish as well. Because it uses a similar principle: it sticks to the dirt and then dries to form a coating you can wipe off. Good luck and trust me, DON'T USE CHROME POLISH EVERY 2-3 WEEKS! :thumbs:
 

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Zr1Owner said:
Brake dust is highly corosive, and the biggest enemy your wheels have.

As the advice above states, washing them frequently will help.
I use Mothers chrome polish every couple of weeks as well. You need to be careful what you celan them with, or you can damage the finish. Regular car wash soap will not hurt them, but won't give you that real shine. Good luck!
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Zr1Owner said:
Brake dust is highly corosive, and the biggest enemy your wheels have.

As the advice above states, washing them frequently will help.
I use Mothers chrome polish every couple of weeks as well. You need to be careful what you celan them with, or you can damage the finish. Regular car wash soap will not hurt them, but won't give you that real shine. Good luck!
A big ole THANK YOU for telling me about the Mothers chrome polish.:thumbs: I dont know what cave I have been living in but never realized Mothers made chrome polish even though I have used their was for years. Just got done polishing my wheels and buddy they look good!!! thanks again,
 
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