I went and took a few pictures of what my wheels currently look like.
From far away they look great!
Now lets see what they look like up close....
This is what they looked like after polishing the wheels with Mothers chrome polish. the white "speckles" are tiny dimples in the chrome itself and could not be polished out. You can feel the tiny specks with your finger when you rub across them.
Left rear wheel. Notice how the chrome is literally PEALING off of the wheel, and cannot hold a shine anymore. This wheel is leaking air at a rate of around 10 PSI a week.
Left Front wheel. It'* starting to peal and will not hold a shine in this spot, but it'* not as bad as the other wheel. (yet.)
This is the same wheel in another spot. This rust spot (I assume) will not come out with polishing, and you can feel this one as well. It feels sunk into the wheel and would not buff out...
My guess is that the wheels are pretty well shot now. The spots all over the wheel won't polish out using expensive polishes and I don't know what much else to do, especially since they're now starting to leak. Anyone have any suggestions, or are the wheels shot?