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chrome rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by thehtizzle@gmail.com, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Sep 19, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    thehtizzle@gmail.com

    thehtizzle@gmail.com [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Are chrome rims hard to keep clean? I keep my truck fairly clean part of the time, but this only includes washing my truck every few weeks. Do chrome rims have to be cleaned every few days in order to look good? Tell me about your chrome rim experiences
     
  2. Sep 19, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    Anthony

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    chrome is the easiest wheel to keep clean. polished wheels can be a nightmare, theyre very succeptible to spotting and to keep them shining you need to polish them frequently otherwise they loose their luster. unless you get them powdercoated clear or sealed then youre worry free.

    although IMO, i like the shine of a polished wheel better then a chrome wheel :D
     
  3. Sep 19, 2008 at 12:19 PM
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    Jester243

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    My wife’s previous car had steel wheels with hubcaps, we hated them so she bought some wheels. I did not know when she bought them they were polished . For the remainder of that summer every Friday night i would spend an hour or so polishing them back to a shine. I have never hated a set of wheels so completely in my life.

    Once when the car was dirty she thought she would do me a favor while I was at work and take it to be washed at an automated car wash. They did something and caused the wheels to get a nasty haze. It took a little over 3 hours to get them to shine again. Although I don’t think they ever shined quite like before. :(

    Anyway I would personally never own polished wheels again, but that’s me anyway. Good luck with your choice.

    -Dan
     
  4. Sep 21, 2008 at 10:12 PM
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    sooner02r1

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    They are easy to keep clean, but ugly IMO. Flat black or teflon is easy to keep clean and beautiful IMO.

    Stay away from polished unless you like rubbing wheels for an hour every time you wash.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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  6. Sep 23, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    Now that I think of it, I'm not sure if I have chrome or polished. Ya'll tell me.
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  7. Sep 23, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    any other pics? definately not chrome... they look polished... maybe even painted?
     
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