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  1. #1 How To Clean Your Chrome Wheels 
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    How to Clean Your Chrome Wheels

    Cleaning your chrome wheels is the most important part of maintaining their appearance. For normal cleaning issues, use a non-alcohol glass cleaner and a soft rag to clean the chrome without damaging it. If your chrome wheels are really gunky, you may need to use an old toothbrush to remove the debris. Harsh chemicals are not a good idea as they could eat into the chrome, leaving unsightly blemishes where shiny, clean chrome should be.

    Chrome can easily be scratched by anything abrasive. So make sure any brushes you use are soft, rather than stiff. Cleaners should not be gritty. Be careful with polishes as they do contain a certain amount of grit. They can leave behind scratches that you didn't bargain for.

    It's a good idea to spray chrome cleaners on a rag first, and then use the rag to wipe down the wheels. This way you avoid spraying unintentional targets and keep the cleaner on the chrome wheels where you want it.

    Normal wear and tear is hard on chrome because your chrome wheels are exposed to brake dust every time you drive. A special chrome cleaner may be necessary to remove tough substances like road tar. Keep an eye out for tar on your wheels, and remove it promptly. Be gentle as rubbing too hard can remove the chrome itself from the wheels.

    Exposure to the elements can be hard on your chrome wheels. Snowy driving conditions can be particular bad as the road salts are very corrosive to chrome. Be sure to clean them frequently in the winter to keep this from happening to you. Some people even choose to remove their chrome wheels for the winter to avoid exposure to road salt. If you do, be sure to store them in a heated, well ventilated room.
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    Another helpful post!
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    Great thread. One of the shops I worked for we had a polishing department so I learned quick.. But defintely great to have this post for the new guys now how about one for aluminum wheels that are uncrhomed hah !

    Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution
    Great thread. One of the shops I worked for we had a polishing department so I learned quick.. But defintely great to have this post for the new guys now how about one for aluminum wheels that are uncrhomed hah !

    Great job!
    You could always use spray on chrome LOL

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