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    I was wondering what the easiest and cheapest way was to remove some rust from a set of chrome wheels? I used and S.O.S. pad and got some off but is there any easier way?

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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    I"ve used fine wire wool,spray the chrome with WD40 first,works great on lighty pitted chrome.
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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    Comet or bar keepers friend does a great job then just polish them out

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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    Ive used wire wheel cleaner its basicly acid

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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    What type of wheel? Steel or alloy? How much rust are we talking about? Got a pic?


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    I was wondering what the easiest and cheapest way was to remove some rust from a set of chrome wheels? I used and S.O.S. pad and got some off but is there any easier way?
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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    X2 on the wire wheel cleaner. i use to have wire wheels back in the day that had rust on them. I got the spray from carquest. all you have to do is spray it on. you might want to clear coat it or something when it dries, cause the rust will eventuall come back. It doesn't hurt the wheel finish at all
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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    Glass cleaner, #0000 steel wool then wax them to keep them from rusting further.
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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    My dad taught me to remove rust off of chrome with steel wool and coca-cola, seems like using a wire wheel would be a lot quicker.
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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    we aren't talking about using a wire wheel on it. Its a spray specially made for cleaning the old school wire wheels, like daytons
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    My dad taught me to remove rust off of chrome with steel wool and coca-cola, seems like using a wire wheel would be a lot quicker.
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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by 93 burboun View Post
    we aren't talking about using a wire wheel on it. Its a spray specially made for cleaning the old school wire wheels, like daytons
    Hahaha, my mistake.
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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    I have heard to rub aluminum foil on it the rusted area using coca cola as a lubricant. Have not tried it myself but it might be worth a shot

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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    they are some older style progressives i believe.

    I got an sos pad on em it took some off just not enough,thanks for the tips

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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    yeah go to carquest and get some wheel cleaner spray that is specially for wire wheels. you just spray the stuff on and then hose it off. rust will be gone. I was amazed myself when I used it back in the day. of course my rust would come back after a few days because i never clear coated it or anything afterwards
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    they are some older style progressives i believe.

    I got an sos pad on em it took some off just not enough,thanks for the tips
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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    Check out the post I just made in this detailing forum titled Naval Gel. Works awesome.

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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    if it is a chrome wheel: i have used a green scotch bright pad and the amazing product of simple green. to me nothing works better. it is almost like wet sanding to me and when all the hard work is done i use the mothers power cone and either mothers or turtle wax chrome polish

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    Re: how to remove rust from chrome wheels

    Noxon 7 chrome polish from Advance Auto is what I use on bike chrome for light pitting. Leaves a protective barrier behind too.

 

 

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