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Old 02-08-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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Chrome Wheel Cleaner

Any recommendations for something that will clean up minor corrosion on chrome wheels?

I tried Mothers Pro Chrome Wheel Cleaner spray and it didn't do much. Then I tried Mothers Chrome Polish one wheel. It looks to have cleaned up the corrosion, but there is some cloudiness, etc.

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Old 02-08-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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Are you actually referring to stainless steel wheel liners or simulators?
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I use Never Dull from WalMart on my chrome wheel liners.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:28 AM   #4
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I use this and it works great. Even takes the dull off the plastic headlights
I ordered mine from Napa to save on shipping.
Amazon.com: BlueMagic 400 Metal Polish Cream - 7 oz.: Automotive
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Ditto on the BlueMagic.
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In all possibility your rims are Polished Aluminum rims, not chrome. If so then use a Mothers Polish Ball on a drill and Mothers Aluminum polish and then auto wax after.
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Flitz

I've used Flitz for years

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Old 02-09-2015, 06:44 AM   #8
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I use "WEB" it has acid in it. It will remove most stains. Use as follows: Wet the area, wet your mit & put web on the mit, rub the area- hose off after a small amount of time.

I have used it for years-Chrome & Stainless -Sparkles-- Rubber (tires) plastic moldings, glass, even painted areas or decals are really clean. No spots-I sometimes towel wipe the glass or painted areas-to dry quicker.

It really takes dead paint off.

I have used it for over 15 years -even on new cars, boats, motorhomes, windows, awnings etc, it even takes off the rust from iron water (gotta do those a few times).

Do not let it dry on the area, do not set the container on your painted area (will leave a ring) I never polish my cars, trucks, boat-and they all look great.
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In all possibility your rims are Polished Aluminum rims, not chrome. If so then use a Mothers Polish Ball on a drill and Mothers Aluminum polish and then auto wax after.
Yes, my bad, they are polished aluminum

Thanks for the tips.

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I just finished my front two aluminum wheels using Adam's 2-step polish. I prefer the Filtz polishing ball over Mother's ball, and I supplemented that with a package of smaller drill-powered polishing wheels of different sizes.

Here's my previous post on this: What was the last thing you bought for your RV ?

With an elec powered drill (i.e. not my battery powered, but an "old fashioned" plug-in drill) it really wasn't hard at all. The pictures are iphone quality, so not too bad, but I have to say that the live look is spectacular.
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This was provided me by another member (CraigNDeb) and his wheels have a killer mirror shine....taken from post on the subject in the Fleetwood Owners Forum
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First step...... Eagle One Wheel Etch (Very Acidic and scary to use) this will remove all crud and even out the aluminum.....spray on, let soak for 5 minutes, blast off with alot of water!!
Second Step.....Dry (Now your wheels look white) Start buffing with Adams Metal Polish #1. I used a Mothers Power Ball and have a seat and let your drill and polishing ball do all the work!
Third Step......Wipe clean. and start your second polishing round with Adams Metal Polish #2. I used two different Mother's Polishing Balls. Polish until you can't see straight and wipe down with a detail spray to a chrome finish!!!!
Now if you don't want to do this again for awhile, I used Zoop Seal which is no longer in business, they are now a new company that is the same product....I think it was called metal seal or something like that. This product just wipes on!
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This was provided me by another member (CraigNDeb) and his wheels have a killer mirror shine....taken from post on the subject in the Fleetwood Owners Forum
Wheels:
First step...... Eagle One Wheel Etch (Very Acidic and scary to use) this will remove all crud and even out the aluminum.....spray on, let soak for 5 minutes, blast off with alot of water!!
Second Step.....Dry (Now your wheels look white) Start buffing with Adams Metal Polish #1. I used a Mothers Power Ball and have a seat and let your drill and polishing ball do all the work!
Third Step......Wipe clean. and start your second polishing round with Adams Metal Polish #2. I used two different Mother's Polishing Balls. Polish until you can't see straight and wipe down with a detail spray to a chrome finish!!!!
Now if you don't want to do this again for awhile, I used Zoop Seal which is no longer in business, they are now a new company that is the same product....I think it was called metal seal or something like that. This product just wipes on!
Yup--This is where I started my research too. I read reviews of his First step though--that caustic acid solution--and I decided that I wasn't willing to go that far. My wheels did not have significant pitting either, so I couldn't justify that step. But this is where I got the idea about the Adams 2-step process. That is all that I have done and I'm thrilled with the results.

I have read conflicting reviews on whether or not you should use a sealant product after cleaning too... so for now, I'm not sealing mine.
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Our first outing will be in April, if the weather is nice, that will be my first project-have all the materials ready, but might skip first step as well as mine are pitted, just really dull. Probably get ****from Craig though....
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