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    Chrome wheel care

    Ok so whats the deal...?

    Any1 got chromes or had em - whats best products to use to keep em clean and how often do they usually need cleaning ??
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    nobody know ?
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    Chomes dont like salt - so if you can , swap em off the car for the winter months and they will last much longer.

    As a rule, I would use a car wax if they are new - and give them 4-5 applications - allowing a long drying time between applictaion and buffing up. Paying particular attention to the inside of the rim, as they tend to 'go' from the angled corners.

    This would be the same advice for a normal alloy - but more care on the 90 degree angles.

    on my wheels I used 6 applications of Autoglym polish and Autoglym super resin polish before fitting them.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    ok cheers be dears - have to get the polish out tonight for sure then

    dont think i will be able to swap for the winter months as i got no other wheels and aint made of money but its a handy hint to reminds me to wash em every day in winter - quick blast in jet wash and a coat of wax each day should do the trick ya think ?
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    that should keep the salt at bay. Sure you cant find a set of winter steelies (with a thinner profile too - as wide 18's in the winter ice aint fun)
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    they only 17's but i know what ya mean - but steelies so ruin the look and i'd rather not submit my car to loking like a roy racers nightmare just because its the winter - i may however look into some different alloys when i have more funds as winter wheels - maybe some compo's or something proper rally bred skinnies.
    But for now the constant waxing will do the job.

    But anyways if my hopes become reality i will be able to afford winter wheels
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