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Old 08-12-2004, 01:23 AM   #1
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please try eagle one chrome wheel cleaner... i used it the other day and damn, they still bling a tear to my eye, even after numerous 95-15mph shut downs... very satisfied!!
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please try eagle one chrome wheel cleaner... i used it the other day and damn, they still bling a tear to my eye, even after numerous 95-15mph shut downs... very satisfied!!
The shine will last even longer with ceramic brake pads.
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try some mother'* chrome polish after that.. this stuff makes chrome look like a mirror!
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try some mother'* chrome polish after that.. this stuff makes chrome look like a mirror!
I can attest to that... very high quality stuff!
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I use a little Invisible glass window clearner & a old t-shirt.........Can U say
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what about my painted aluminum wheels? I was looking at the mothers.. but I don't have chrome.. just some painted aluminum [aluminum, right?]


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mothers also makes aluminum polish so you can pick some of that up. That'* what I bought but haven't yet used it on my aluminum wheels.
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Tried both, liked em a lot, right now I am using the Mothers chrome polish, works well on the tips too.
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I have used the Eagle One Wheel Cleaner all the way back to my trim rings on my Chevelle in high school. It is great stuff and gets off even the most stuborn brake dust. I have been kind of disappointed in how quickly my chromies get dirty (mainly just the fronts) even after the long, hard process of cleaning them using the Eagle One stuff. I have heard many people wax their rims, but was told that this could cause problems on chrome rims. I used to do it on my old painted aluminum rims on an older car and it did help them stay clean longer and also made the road grime and brake dust come off easier next wash. So I have stayed away from doing that.

Anyway, I once tried the Meguires Chrome Polish to take the place of the Eagle One and was immediately turned off to it. It hardly touched the brake dust that didn't come off when I washed the rims and the Eagle One Wheel Cleaner made short work of this brake dust. So I shelved it and almost forgot about it. Today (after washing everything up yesterday) I decided that it was time to polish the rims again. This time I used a combination Eagle One and 2 coats of Meguires. HOLY ****. What a difference. Before, the surface of the rim would be kind of sticky (kinda like a paint job in need of a good wax), but still clean feeling (squeaky clean). After the Meguires Chrome Polish, it was 10x more slick of a surface. Hopefully it will help to keep the road grime and brake dust.
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off topic, but that Chevelle is one sexy beast!



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