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how do i keep the chrome rims shiny

i just got some new 20" chrome rims.
any suggestions on some products to get in order to keep them shiny and protected?

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I like Mothers Chrome polish...I also enjoy Turtle Wax chrome polish. It's a bit cheaper, but it gets the job done. I use them on my Firebird chromes.

I would go with Mothers, anyone else?
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i like the turtle wax polish...but i also have some stuff i got at the show in Carlisle a few years back..they still make it...its called 200MPH polish...this stuff is great...its all metal polish and it works wonders
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I would NOT use Chrome polish. If they are in good shape just put a sealant on them. I have an 01 Ram 2500. I only use Klasse on them. I would not use a caruaba wax, as it will not hold up to the heat of braking and road temps. Like I said since they are new get them protected as soon as possible. Also use an acid free wheel cleaner. I use P21S.
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You can get the KlasseClick HERE to read about Klasse All in One

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Before waxing your chrome rims!, spray them down with some foam window cleaner, and then wipe them down. Then apply the wax!---show room shine!!!!
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I just got my 04 SXT and it was dirty from sitting at the dealership for months. When their in-house detailers did the chrome rims, they just smeared tire shine goo all over them. When I washed it all off I found the goo was hiding water stains or whatever all over them. I used Mother's chrome polish to shine them up. The next day when I went to pick up some paperwork, my salesman remarked how sharp they looked.

I have also heard that for a quickie type clean up, you can use window cleaner to spruce them up between polishing or waxing.

I'll have to look up that Klasse stuff although I don't think the chrome polish is doing any harm?
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I don't think you're supposed to use Windex on them. I hear it strips wax, and that's not cool.
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so you CAN wax your wheels?
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Not just specifically "WINDEX", but an AMONIA FREE!, foam window cleaner!.

Works like a beauty! - Sparkling, fingerprint free, + waterspot free, NICE looking rims!.
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so you CAN wax your wheels?
Of course. A pure carnuba wax won't last long due to the heat from the brakes, and even a good poly wax will have a limited life span. However, if you wash and wax them frequently the wax coat will help prevent dirt from sticking...
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