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Old 05-05-2009
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help with these wheels

i have chrome cobra wheels and my truck has been sitting awhile an now they have tarnish i guess on em
heres some pics i wann know how i should go about getting this stuff off its really bad on the front wheels and in the curves of the spokes the main stuff is in the second picture


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Im no expert or anything but what about a polish? I know i used to detail for a ford dealership and we took steel wool to get the rust off but it also left the hole where it rusted through
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go to the ford dealer... order some custom bright metal polish, old rag and rub.. dont press to hard will go threw the chrome.. and enjoy..
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id be afraid to use steel wool on the chrome i dont want to dull it out but is there a certain kind of polish
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You'll be fine with 000 steel wool and polish them. Thats what I do to my Classic IIs

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i dunno about steel wool on chrome....aluminum maybe
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i dunno about steel wool on chrome....aluminum maybe
actually its the other way around. ive been using steel wool on chrome for years. chrome is very hard and it works very well
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I'd try out a chrome polish from the local parts store,like a Mothers Brand or something.
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I have chrome bumpers. I used Turtle Wax Polishing Compound. The chrome just gleams now!
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Navel jell or Flitz, they both have a acid added to them so use either with care. Glasses and maybe those latex gloves. Some of those spray on wheel cleaners (brake dust cleaners) are good to but spray it on the cloth to put it on the rim. Good Luck....
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Fine steel wool does not hurt chrome. Shoot I used brillo pads which are a courser pad on my chrome steelies after every winter and it takes the rust right off!
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If you wanna take rust off of chrome use a peace of Aluminum foil it will take it off with out scaring the chrome but only works good on surface rust if the rust is really bad i dout it will work well..use that do not wad it up just rub to take the rust spots out then polish with just regular chrome cleaner from any part store. i do this to my center caps every year after winter. hope this tip helps.
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You'll be fine with 000 steel wool and polish them. Thats what I do to my Classic IIs

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Wow my rims look just like your first pic. How long did it take you to get them lookin like your second pic? and what else did you use? was this by hand? thanks
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i dunno about steel wool on chrome....aluminum maybe
Fine steel wool is perfect for getting surface rust patches and crap off chrome. I used fine steel wool when I had my 85 Olds Cutlass. Damn thing had chrome everywhere!!!
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try some CLR ( calcium/lime/rust ) remover

but do a little patch on the back of the rim 1st
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