Well, the winter months ended up taking a huge toll on my stock chromies and I was thinking that they were ruined by how poorly they were looking. Apparently car washes are NOT enough to keeping them looking good. A nice polish was in order. as you can see in the picture, the rims were faded, un-reflective, and had rust formations covering them.
I used some Mothers aluminum and mag polish and the rims look great now!
rims before the polish... This picture was taken just after a car wash!
and after polishing them..
I also used it on my exhaust tips which were rusting: