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Chrome Rim Stained Spots

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by SeattleCoug, May 16, 2013.

  1. May 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    I've tried pretty much everything: brake cleaner, regular house hold cleaners, rime & wheel cleaner and especially scrubbing the rims when I wash the truck but nothing seems to be working on these spots :confused:

    If yall had any suggestions then I'd really like to hear em, I just want the clean chrome look I used to have like below:
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    Now this is what it looks like:
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    And a close up:
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    It's on all 4 wheels. As a last resort I can plasti-dip my rims, but I'm really trying to clean the original chrome rims up a bit :(

    Thanks and I look forward to your guys' input!!
     
  2. May 17, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    ace96

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    Those wheels do not look like they are chrome. The wheels are pitted. Only way to fix is to refinish them.
     
  3. May 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug [OP] Washington State University

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    Looks like it's time to derp em up then
     
  4. Feb 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM
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    tristen247

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    I have the same problem on my rims and I just decided to get them painted. Less of a hassle and it won't cost as much getting new rims
     
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