Chrome Saleens

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  1. donna

    donna New Member

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    I have a set of used chrome saleens that my husband bought me . I want to clean them before I have them put on the car. They have some corrosion on the backside. Any suggestions on how to clean them?
     
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    Corrosion as in chrome pitting and flaking?
    Now much YOU can do to fix it other than having them blasted and rechromed.
    But you can give them a good cleaning and scuff the insides of the wheels and paint 'em a black or silver
     
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    Yes some pitting but no flaking. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    You might try an acid based cleaner and a wheel brush. After cleaning it may be a good idea to lightly wipe some corrosion/rust converter on the spots.
     
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    I did this with a set of chrome Saleens I had for a couple weeks. Mine were flaking too. I hit everything with a flapper wheel, masked them up and painted them with a black wheel paint. Came out pretty good. Sold them shortly after and the new owner was quite pleased with the result
     
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    Thanks everyone for the advice. Will give it a try and take pictures of before and after.
     
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    if your already having corrosion issues I would start easy with just soap and water myself. If you need more move up to a wheel cleaner/brush but if you start with the acidic wheel cleaners there is no going back from what it can take off.