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Old 05 Jun 2014, 10:24 am
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I jus cleaned my three year old chrome "Wheel Vintique" wheels. There was lots of surface rust in the grooves, but I got most of it, except for right around the valve stems. I'll get a toothbrush on that area soon.

What can I use to keep them rust-free?
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Old 05 Jun 2014, 10:40 am
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Thanks.

I googled it - here's a link to their web page.

Gibbs Brand

It looks like it will be just the ticket!
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Do what I do, don't drive it in the rain, and keep it in the garage. Just drive the spare car. If your pt is impt enough you will do what is necessary



QUOTE=harrym;526614]I jus cleaned my three year old chrome "Wheel Vintique" wheels. There was lots of surface rust in the grooves, but I got most of it, except for right around the valve stems. I'll get a toothbrush on that area soon.

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Old 05 Jun 2014, 08:29 pm
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Thanks.

I googled it - here's a link to their web page.

Gibbs Brand

It looks like it will be just the ticket!
I asked on another site what to use for polished aluminum wheels, and Gibbs was recommended - so I bought some and it's worked great on wife's car's wheels for several months now - with one application.
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I see that you live in the midwest. If they use salt on the roads where you live in the winter time your out of luck. That is why you see cars there in the midwest and east have cars with rusted out rocker panels, floorboards, ect because they use salt on the roads. Went home to Kansas city, Kansas a long while back and bought me a car. Needed tires, went to take the wheels off and got the lugnuts off one wheel the rest would not come loose. The one wheel where the lugnuts came loose on the rear, wouldn't separate from the brake drum. Rust, I took the car back. Told them if they could mount new rubber on the car I would buy it. It was 66 Chevy Impala, like I said that was along while back lol. I just told my age. Later
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Old 06 Jun 2014, 06:02 pm
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Do what I do, don't drive it in the rain, and keep it in the garage. Just drive the spare car. If your pt is impt enough you will do what is necessary.
Thanks for the 'advice', Busa.

However, I didn't buy my PT Cruiser so I could park it in the garage and look at it. I bought it to drive. I do like to keep it clean, though; and that's why I asked my question.

I'm going to get some Gibbs - thanks Nitro PT and quicksilverdon - it's worth a try.
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