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Old 09-02-2022, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Dealing with Rust on Chromed Steel Rims

On my '95 XE I'm still using the 14" OEM chrome on steel rims.

Over the years rust has developed around the rim in the area where the inflation nipple pokes through.

What's the best way of dealing with it?

I was thinking that neutralizer would be the best thing...and then what? Does neutralizer harm chrome?

I plan on sticking with these rims; not really interested in larger alloy rims mainly because of the cost of tires and I don't need any special tread pattern.

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I've used WD-40 and a small wire brush with good results.

Not sure what it does to chrome, but I used some neutralizer on my bumper and it left the metal a blackish color where the chrome peeled off.
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This works

Quick Glow

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Old 09-03-2022, 12:14 PM   #4
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When I cleaned them up the first time I used some bronze wool which works well on chrome and doesn't scratch.

I followed up with stuff I had on hand, Meguiar's Mag/Alum polish and Nevr-Dull and they looked petty good.

While the rust is somewhat subdued, it's still there.

I'll give Quick-Glo a try!
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