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post #1 of 15 Old 10-24-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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How to care for chrome wheels in winter

i recently purchased a set of chrome wheels and with salty winter roads approaching what do i need to do to take care of them? i dont want them to put of take any damage. thanks for the help.

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Try to go to a store such as john deere and see if they sell any polishing compound. The stuff that I got from them has a barrier to help prevent corrosion/ pitting,etc. It acts pretty much how a automotive wax works to save your truck's paint in winter months.


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I would look at buying some cheap take-offs for the winter months and just put your others in the garage and leave them until it warms up. Just my .02
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i wont be owning more wheels i just sold the stockers because the garage was full. i suppose just some think wax or something might work they just wont look super good.

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WD40 the sh*t out of them?
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I say cover them in like 4-5 coats of plastidip

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Another vote for plasti-dip. Just clean em real good and spray it on, and in the spring it peels off without too much effort and they look just as good as they did when you sprayed them....just might wanna leave the center caps off during the winter.


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Its not very high tech but a healthy coating of soap and water on a normal basis will work wonders. Dont let that salt sit for days at a time. And remember if you got salt on the mags you got salt all over the truck as well.

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the plasti dip just peels off ? bug chunks? i wont have to scrape any off?

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