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Chrome wheel care info needed pleze.

I will be recieving my new 18 in chrome wheels and new tires this mon/tues. I have a totally stock concorde 98'. I am simply wondering if I should do anything to the new rims to help extend their shine life some? Like put a coat of wax on? maybe polish? I dont know. I have always run polished aluminum wheels on my trucks and need help on the chrome. Thanks alot.
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ps, I checked the search forums and only came up with 3 links. None which were what I am asking. All about dust shields, and stock chrome peeling. Thanks
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What would you recomend outa the 2? Would they accomplish the same things or ??? Thanks for the info too.
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Wheel Mist: When the chrome is dirty, hazed and oxidized and corrosion is setting in, it's time for the big gun. Our Wheel Mist® Wheel Cleaner is the original, powerful one-step wire and mag cleaner that works on chrome bumpers and roughcast aluminum too. Spray-on and hose off, this is the quickest way to the sharpest shine your chrome wheels and bumpers have ever seen. Overheated brake dust, surface rust, ground-in dirt and oxidation can't evade this high-impact cleaner. Beware-this is strong stuff, and will damage polished aluminum and clear-coated wheels. Use Wheel Mist® Wheel Cleaner in the red bottle on chrome and roughcast metal only.

Chrome polish: Designed to work exceptionally well on all chrome, Mothers® Chrome Polish will give you the crisp sparkle you want. Better yet, this polish protects your chrome with advanced polymers, resisting smudges and fingerprints. Use our Chrome Polish on your wheels, bumpers, mirrors, headlight bezels and chrome accessories. It's safe to use on black chrome and works great on glass. If you want your chrome to gleam with the brightest, this is it.

I have used the chrome polish on my rear resonator. Worked pretty damn good.
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Thanks for the info. Ill see if I can find this stuff. I was hoping to put a polish on them before I installed these wheels on my concorde. Ill try the mothers wax. And hope it works! Thanks again.
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Thanks for the info. Ill see if I can find this stuff. I was hoping to put a polish on them before I installed these wheels on my concorde. Ill try the mothers wax. And hope it works! Thanks again.
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Sure Joe. Anytime.
Here is the ordering info straight from the Mother's site:
http://www.mothers.com/products/

Order form: http://www.mothers.com/products/order/pricelist.pdf
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Stick with the chrome polish and wash the rims often. Hopefully you will never need the mist stuff as it is harsher and is used to restore abused rims.
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Ill be sure to get a layer of polish on them Thanks
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Don't use chrome polish to often, because every time it gets you used it will take off a very tiny layer of chrome. But chrome is a coating and unlike polished aluminum wheels if you polish it too much you'll end up with a really dull finish.
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so what would you recomend? I know some friends of mine have chromes and they use a eagle one spray on cleaner evey week or so and hose it off. It seems to work well. Would this be too harsh oo? Thanks
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Just wash your car and chrome rims often (regular car wash soap...everytime you wash your car make sure you wipe down the rims). Use polish if they are especially dirty or showing some hazing or corrosion. (you are not going to wear the chrome off)
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Thanks guys. Yall have been a huge help. Ill let ya know what they look like.
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Two words: Never Dull

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You sayin chrome rims will never dull? Thats hard to believe.
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No he means the product Never Dull, it is what a lot of the custom guys used before all of the wheel care products came out!
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