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Best polish/cleaner/protectant for chrome wheels??

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by LSUtigaz07, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    LSUtigaz07

    LSUtigaz07 [OP] GEAUX LSU

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    Whats the best polish/cleaner/protectant for chrome wheels out there?
     
  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    builthatch

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    if they are not pitted or anything, clean them with the cleaner of your choice - optimum power clean at whatever dilution that is appropriate is what i use - i let it dwell then i wash them with my wheel/wheel well mitt. but people use acidic cleaners without issue. remember chrome is VERY hard/durable. a nice product to use because it can be diluted and yield a ton of cleaner for the money is meguiars wheel brightener. you buy a gallon for like 17 bucks and you get twenty 32oz bottles worth of QUALITY cleaner because it is supposed to be diluted 4:1 - 4 parts water to 1 part concentrate. just be careful with misting that shit because it's definitely acidic ; )

    anyway,

    once they are washed, clean and then dried...

    mothers tub o' metal polish and a flannel towel to really perfect the finish.

    wipe down with isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber to remove any remaining polish.

    apply optimum opti-seal sealant and let cure.

    if they are mildly MILDLY pitted, there are several things you can do after the wash/dry step that include 000 or 0000 steel wool and said mothers polish, then followed up with the flannel towel.

    if you are looking for a basic care program...

    spray with wheel brightener, wash with your soap and mitt, dry, and polish with optimum metal polish. that stuff has a protective sealant built in.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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    LSUtigaz07

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    Damn not only did you answer my question you went in depth with it. Much appreciation thanks alot!
     
  4. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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  5. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    I agree Mother's and Meguairs , best wax and polishes.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    LSUtigaz07

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    Sweet. I really wish I could get ahold of the devil horns logo like yours.
     
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