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Old 29 Jan 2014, 04:29 pm
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Default Best way to clean/polish chrome wheels?

The chrome wheels on my PT are beginning to rust. They are aftermarket wheels.

What's the best way to clean/polish them? Is there any way to seal them so that they will not rust again?
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Old 29 Jan 2014, 05:27 pm
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I've never used it myself,but a buddy of mine used Flitz,and then High Temp Clearcoat.....
I believe this is it;I know it had a ball,or drill attachment:

7" Flitz Polish Ball Kit with Metal Polish and Wax | Iowa80.com
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Old 29 Jan 2014, 05:36 pm
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I have not tried it, but... The guys at "American Restoration", Rick Deal, say to polish rusted chrome, they use aluminum foil, and water... If you could sneak some aluminum foil, from your wife's kitchen... This could be an inexpensive way to clean up your rust... Of course, you would want to apply a healthy coat of sealer or wax after, the rust is gone...
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Old 31 Jan 2014, 11:18 am
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Thanks for the ideas, folks.

A guy at the radio station where I host a Bluegrass show was telling me about Flitz yesterday. He uses a version of it to remove scratches from CDs. He said that they make several varieties, but none available locally. Thanks for the URL!

I'm going to try aluminum foil first - as soon as the temperature warms up.

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A guy at the radio station where I host a Bluegrass show was telling me about Flitz yesterday. He uses a version of it to remove scratches from CDs.
I use Meguire's "Plast-X" for CDs,DVDs,CD/DVD-ROM,and P/S & X-Box games.....I buy them cheap(scratched!) @ pawn shops,and then bring them home,and polish the scratches out by hand w/microfiber cloth;If they're really bad I'll use a little bit of T/W polishing compound first.......Haven't had to throw on away yet!(It even worked on one I found in a parking lot,after being kicked around for awhile...It was pretty bad too!)
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I use Meguire's "Plast-X" for CDs,DVDs,CD/DVD-ROM,and P/S & X-Box games.....I buy them cheap(scratched!) @ pawn shops,and then bring them home,and polish the scratches out by hand w/microfiber cloth;If they're really bad I'll use a little bit of T/W polishing compound first.......Haven't had to throw on away yet!(It even worked on one I found in a parking lot,after being kicked around for awhile...It was pretty bad too!)
I've used "Plast-X" on CDS too, but the last one i scratched (It doesn't work well at all to put a CD in the tray on top of another one) was so bad that I took it to Vintage Stock - 2.99 and two minutes in their machine, and it's now like new.
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