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Snowman
02-17-2010, 02:31 PM
I just got some chrome wheels in the mail for my old truck and am in the process of cleaning them up. This one has runs on it. Imagine you spraying windex on a mirror and it drying there. That's what it looks like.

Mothers chrome polish and the Eagle chrome polish that you tear off and rub it on there will not touch it. The seller seems to think it is clear(from being on the truck while painting), but is not sure. Anyone have any ideas?

I have attached a few pictures, but it is hard to get it clear. These were taken with my BB.
http://www.horsepowerjunkies.com/gallery/data/500/medium/IMG00919.jpg
http://www.horsepowerjunkies.com/gallery/data/500/medium/IMG00920.jpg

Thanks:hello:

BLWN281
02-17-2010, 02:48 PM
Wenol metal polish.

RichardCranium
02-17-2010, 04:19 PM
Sos

Tubbed440
02-17-2010, 04:24 PM
Sos


Or Brillo pad. Either one will make that go away.

cptbimes
02-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Or Brillo pad. Either one will make that go away.


bingo. I cleaned my chrome ZR1s with #0000 steel wool and windex. never scratched them once and will take off any stain (rust, etc)

buy it at lowes

Snowman
02-17-2010, 07:54 PM
That seems harsh, BUT I'll try it!

Getting it tomorrow! Which one? SOS, brillo pad, or steel wool? I know scotch brite is too much.

RCRFLYBY
02-17-2010, 07:56 PM
Any one of those will work. I used it to get some corrosion off the interior trim of my old impala.

1blk07PSD
02-17-2010, 07:58 PM
i would go with the extra fine 0000 steel wool with LOTS of windex and do a test patch someplace where you cant see

Rockafella
02-17-2010, 08:52 PM
WallyWorld hardware section always has #0000 steel wool around this way. Used it w/ windex and had good results as well.

cptbimes
02-17-2010, 08:57 PM
WallyWorld hardware section always has #0000 steel wool around this way. Used it w/ windex and had good results as well.

correct. The mesh is too fine to scratch the chrome.

I've actually used it to get off tree sap embedded like hell into the paint. Just rub very lightly and you can buff the super fine scratches made out with your hand and some light over the counter polish.

RichardCranium
02-17-2010, 11:53 PM
If you buy steel wool and have any left, wrap a 9 volt battery with it.

Rockafella
02-18-2010, 04:54 AM
If you buy steel wool and have any left, wrap a 9 volt battery with it.

Ha, You must not like the OP or maybe owes you money, lol...

#0000 will light up quick when touched w/ a fresh 9v! I've heard of the battery possibly exploding, but I think that's only when someone has somewhat wrapped it in steel wool, lol. Just put the steel wool down (torn apart a little) and touch it w/ the end of the battery. I was holding the battery w/ a pliers too just in case;)

Ricketts
02-18-2010, 05:09 AM
Mothers powerball does a great job too.

Snowman
02-19-2010, 11:53 AM
0000 steel wool, did NOT get it off :(

Lunchbox
02-19-2010, 12:12 PM
BLING master polish


http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appearance-detailing/1145883-your-wheels-never-had-so-good.html

mulletless
02-19-2010, 01:12 PM
Powder-coat those suckers black!

Snowman
02-19-2010, 02:37 PM
Powder-coat those suckers black!


3 look great. This is the only one I'm trying to get right!

Buford T
02-19-2010, 02:45 PM
aircraft striper :nod:

adamford150
02-19-2010, 02:49 PM
This is for chrome bathroom fixtures, but says it will work on any chrome surface with hard water stains.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4930291_remove-water-spots-chrome.html

mulletless
02-19-2010, 05:35 PM
Advertise on craigslist that you're looking for a strong stripper! ;)

Rockafella
02-19-2010, 05:47 PM
0000 steel wool, did NOT get it off :(

I've gone as far as #0000 steel wool and metal polish, and used faster motions but less pressure.

Can't imagine anything short of a high speed polisher w/ a cloth polishing wheel and some metal polish doing a better job...

Badfish67
03-07-2010, 06:37 AM
Did you try oven cleaner? It works great on my Harley chrome exhaust