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Old 06-27-2003, 02:00 PM   #1
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what do you use to do that, also can you use car wax to shine and protect them or a chrome polish, since my 03 has factory coated chrome rims - will chrome polish mess them up or is their something you can get through the factory, thanks for the help
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i don't have chrome wheels, but i use eagle one rim and tire cleaner. i also have used mother'* chrome polish and it works pretty slick!
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Foam bathroom cleaner works great on chrome and aluminum. It lifts the brake dust right off and doesn't hurt the finish.
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I use Turtle wax Chrome Polish in the winter but regular wiping with Mothers California Gold Showtime is quicker and gives brilliant results.
These have got to be the easiest wheels I've ever owned to keep clean.
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I use Turtle wax Chrome Polish in the winter but regular wiping with Mothers California Gold Showtime is quicker and gives brilliant results.
These have got to be the easiest wheels I've ever owned to keep clean.
I agree (although I don't use the california gold showtime stuff). Even if the wheels are really filthy, I just put some turtle wax chrome polish on them and they come clean, and look like brand new. They are the easiest wheels I have ever cleaned, and I have cleaned a LOT of wheels.
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I agree (although I don't use the california gold showtime stuff). Even if the wheels are really filthy, I just put some turtle wax chrome polish on them and they come clean, and look like brand new. They are the easiest wheels I have ever cleaned, and I have cleaned a LOT of wheels.
I have used the Mother'* Showtime for 3 years since the Bonne was new. Had her sealed and waxed first. It'* amazing stuff for $7 a spray bottle. I have never used a hose and soap. The finish still looks like it came from the Factory. No fading, scratches or swirl marks. Most people think it'* a brand new car.
I used to be skeptical of these kind of quicky products too.

What do you use?
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I have used the Mother'* Showtime for 3 years since the Bonne was new. Had her sealed and waxed first. It'* amazing stuff for $7 a spray bottle. I have never used a hose and soap. The finish still looks like it came from the Factory. No fading, scratches or swirl marks. Most people think it'* a brand new car.
I used to be skeptical of these kind of quicky products too.

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All I use is crome polish. Never scrub or anything, the crome polish takes it all right off, they look just like brand new (even with 73,000 miles on them). I waxed them with NuFinish when we got the car (along with waxing the car) and should wax them again, but that is all I do.

I was not trying to say that the stuff you use is bad, as I am sure it probably works good or you would not use it, but I don't use anything other than chrome polish, I just have to polish them a little more often than you. I have used wheel cleaner 1 time on them though, when they were VERY VERY filthy, didn't need a brush, just sprayed on the wheel cleaner at the car wash and the dirt came right off as soon as I sprayed the water on the wheels. I think it was something like eagle F1 wheel cleaner or something, I don't remember. It was like $3 a bottle so I figured what the heck and just bought it, works pretty good.
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I'm on the other end of the spectrum for wheel cleaning & maintenance. I have the 20 spoke stock aluminum wheels, which are by far the most difficult to keep clean & looking good. I must admit though, I really like the stock chrome wheels on the SSEi'* much better.
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