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Old 03-28-2008, 12:42 AM   #11
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Any claybar other than an SOS pad.





SOS pads don't come within 100 feet of my cars for ANY part.
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Any claybar other than an SOS pad.

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SOS pads don't come within 100 feet of my cars for ANY part.
Aww, cmon will. You haven't given your car a good scrub down with an SOS pad to get off that stubborn dirt? Works best with Comet I hear...
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go to home depot and get the finest steel wool there.I believe it is 0000 that is how they label it.Works great on chrome and DOESNT SCRATCH IT. That stuff is like angel hair.....................DOnt use a sos its to course..TRY IT YOU WILL BE SOLD....
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Sorry, but I'm not using abrasives on any of my exterior cosmetic car parts. There'* no reason for it, nor any reason to risk it.
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Sorry, but I'm not using abrasives on any of my exterior cosmetic car parts. There'* no reason for it, nor any reason to risk it.

He is right Bill 0000 will not harm Chrome or Glass.
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I've used 0000 to clean glass before. I know what it does to epoxy clearcoat though, and that'* what most wheels are coated with. I treat wheels like any other painted surface. Nothing coarser than rubbing compound.
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opps, thought we where talking about Chrome rimes... NVM
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I'm with Bill, treat the wheels like the paint. Rubbing compound, clay, wax, etc... Nothing more. There are enough options for chrome that steel wool isn't necessary. Clay bar and chrome polish should fix most any problems aside from chrome peel/chip.
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I'd say wash with simple green or regular car wash, (i personally use and recommend gold class wash) and magic eraser, follow with claybar, then make sure you wax them to seal the surface.that should take them way past gorgeous, fixing your problem along the way.
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Never had a problem with steel wool and wheels.And NEVER had a customer say my wheels have scraches on them.I detail about 25-30 cars a year.From porsches'to a $4000 dollar schwinn bike and everything in between.TEIO.....
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