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Winter just suuuuucked this year for road salt and grime.....as usual. Whoa, the rig needs a detail. What product is the best on the market for getting that crazy brown oxidation to bling once again?

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I use an SOS pad.

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Right on, MacGruber!
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eagle one neverdull works good too
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Steel wool...cheap and works awesome!
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The only thing that I have found to make chrome look good... flat black spray paint.
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The only thing that I have found to make chrome look good... flat black spray paint.
Damn you beat me to it lol. But I was going to say satin black. Gotta have a little shine to it still.

But in all seriousness I have found that turtle wax chrome polish with a sos pad works the best.
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The only thing that I have found to make chrome look good... flat black spray paint.
Damn you beat me to it lol. But I was going to say satin black. Gotta have a little shine to it still.

But in all seriousness I have found that turtle wax chrome polish with a sos pad works the best.
Haha....ah, chrome haters. Right on doods
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i use flitz i love it, you can use it on soooo many different surfaces
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mothers mag and aluminum polish works pretty good too
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Thats what I was thinking with the ideas you guys put out. Sos pad all the grimey tough areas, then some product and a buff. I used this blue magic on my drums(the ones you play)before, but hot damn! Its like pure ammonia, and I had to evacuate my basement for an hour. Did a great job though.
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just pick up some roll on bed liner i F*CKING hate chrome with a passion as you can tell by my truck
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x2 on the steel wool.
then some chrome polish or something.
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The only thing that I have found to make chrome look good... flat black spray paint.
you say that but your pic shows a white truck with huge chrome rims
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you say that but your pic shows a white truck with huge chrome rims
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Another trick that works is Pepsi and tin foil. If you apply the Pepsi with tin foil on to the chrome than wash it off afterwards it leaves a brilliant shine.
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Another trick that works is Pepsi and tin foil. If you apply the Pepsi with tin foil on to the chrome than wash it off afterwards it leaves a brilliant shine.
Whats weird is that actually works.
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Can Pepsi actually work as a cleaning material?? Are you sure? Will surely try out this idea on something.
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The best metal cleaner and protectant I have found in my 25 plus years detailing is Metalwax. Look at their webpage and decide for yourself. It does not have to be rubbed, just spread and it leaves a protective finish that lasts! I even use it on my motorcycle windshield and it works to remove those water spots engrained in your window glass. www.metalwax.com
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I just bought some S100 polishing soap and wheel cleaner for my chrome rims, I'll post back with some before and after pics...
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Where do you guys get like 0000 and 00000 steel wool
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watch out!! there's an alligator behind you!!
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Masteratarms you can get it at home cheapo
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Can we have a permanent solution to this? I need to clean it to keep it shiny....
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