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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2002, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rust Off Chrome RIms?

Im Sure Your all familar with the chrome rims that i have, well im debating on weather getting new rims, or somehow getting the rust off these, im going to make the assute asumption that you cant sand blast chrome...
heres a pic that has my rims if you guys fergot
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Re: Rust Off Chrome RIms?

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<font color=green>Those are chromed? They look like bare aluminum to me... I guess if they're rusty then they are chrome though. I recommend Naval Jelly to remove rust, the stuff works great. Then a good coat of wax and you should be good to go.
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You can always try the coca cola and aluminum foil thingy. I never have, but it is supposed to work. I guess you pour it on and rub it with the foil. Naval jelly does work good on rust. Just remember to wear gloves. It "contains products, known by the state of Cali., that can cause cancer" LOL
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You can use Brass wool with a chrome cleaner also..
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Re: Rust Off Chrome RIms?

we have a WOODS mower that is known to cance cancer...bunch of california whimps anyway [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] just kiddin to all you cali guys
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Re: Rust Off Chrome RIms?

Dude, I'd swear those are some of the late 80's K5 aluminum rims. Look just like them.

If they are chromed steel anyways, good trick for surface rust is WD40 and steel wool. Sounds harsh, but I know guys who do this on gun barrels of 100 year old Winchesters.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Worked like a charm on my buddy's Bronco's rims.
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Re: Rust Off Chrome RIms?

ya, my truck and a guy i know with another diesel are the only pickups ive ever seen with them, im begining to think they are off a K5 or something and its weird too, 2 off them have a deeper slant of them then the other 2 [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] ill see if i can find some naval jelly at walmart tmw in the car section, thanx guys
and i needed a good excuse to get some WD-40 anyway, i lost hte other 5 cans i had, idk what it is, but that stuff is just as usful as duct tape [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

also, im just making the assumption that they are chrome, if they are aluminum, can aluminum corrode or anything like that to cuz it to do that?? and look like rust?
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Re: Rust Off Chrome RIms?

Aluminum does have it's equivalent of rust, aluminum oxide. Actually looks more like an off white scum. So if you have redish brown rust on there, it's probably a chromed steel rim.

WD40 is good, but PB'laster is better for loosening rusted parts. Just something I came across a while back on this forum. Just seems to get down in the cracks better.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] For this though, WD40 would be fine.
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well stopped at wally world(walmart) this morning, picked up some Turtle Wax Chrome Polish, its supposed to remove rust well so i guess we'll see. got some WD-40 too. ill update prolly around 2 today, or tonight after work
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well never got enough time to try it out, maybe tmw
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