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Old 10-19-2009
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why do this to cleared rims that arent corroded....
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Thats what I said in my post...
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So this will only work on aluminum and not chrome ?
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Hold on here...

NEVER use anything that is not specifically designed to clean chromed plastic... Ever.

Be VERY careful when it comes to chrome metal parts, such as the bumpers on our trucks. While the chrome looks good and all, its an extremely cheap chrome job... Real chrome will never rust.....

We had a 1977 ford van here for 31 years, the last 10 of which it sat outside, and the chrome front bumper still looked brand new...

Be careful with paint stripper on chrome. I personally, wouldnt attempt it
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The best thing to use on chrome, is about $1.00 in a vending machine... Yup, a can of coke...
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^^ explain i havent heard that one?
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I've seen it used in a few places, and Mythbusters did it too.. everything ive seen it used on looks great... you have to let it sit for a while i think tho... then hose it off... IDK for sure tho... its been a while since ive seen it done
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o ok so it just cleans it up nice. i thought you were saying it would take the chrome off ok. i understand now it is 2:10 in the morning i should go to bed lol
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haha its 11:10 here, and im thinking the same thing... got class at 9 lol
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Did anybody ever try this on there polished aluminum wheels?
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^^ it would work on wheels but you would have to reclear them. but stone has a great write up on how to fix wheels that are really bad. i would just do what stone did and not risk it
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Mine dont have clear on them to begin with and i figured this would be a lot faster than going through all of that sanding and polishing
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^^ it would work on wheels but you would have to reclear them. but stone has a great write up on how to fix wheels that are really bad. i would just do what stone did and not risk it
Why would you have to reclear polished aluminum rims?
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^^^because people are convinced that polished aluminum wheels have a clear on them when they don't...
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^^^because people are convinced that polished aluminum wheels have a clear on them when they don't...
Exactly!
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i stand corrected i thought some did
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wow, thats beauty! im gonna have to do this to my truck box!
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this is awsome.... project for tomorrow!
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Gunna try to do this tonight before I mount all my diamond plate
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best paint stripper on the market is aircraft stripper bare metal in seconds through clear/paint but wont hurt chrome or aluminum they sell it at some auto stores
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