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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wicked87_k5, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. wicked87_k5

    wicked87_k5 1/2 ton status

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    so I got out the steel wool and cleaned up my wheels.

    Bling bling :woot:

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  2. cegusman

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    Looks good, now go get them muddy:D
     
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    wow, I didn't even know that steel wool was the method used to clean chromed steelies. Looks good. Is there a grade (forget how they rate them) of steel wool that works best for this?

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    Ditto, I would also like to learn more about your method! Doesnt the steel wool ruin the chrome finish at all?
     
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    Are you sure that is the same wheel? :D I want to know how you did it too. The wheels on my blazer look like the first pic.
     
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    Too much bling..... :haha:
     
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    Use the fine steel wool, it does leave VERY fine scratches but you have to get real close to see them.

    Should have just painted them black!! :D
     
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    SOS pads really work well too and you can actually get most of the scratches out if you do your final scrub with 0000 steel wool and toothpaste.
     
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    The 00 steel wool also works on surface rust on the black powdercoated wheels I have on mine.
     
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    you know what else kicks ass?
    alum. foil and coke
    my old mini had KC lights on the front, after one winter they got all rusty, the alum. foil and coke trick worked great and no scratches at all.
     
  11. wicked87_k5

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    I used 000 wich is really fine. It took a lil longer, 30 mins per wheel, but there really aren't any scratches at all.would have gone quicker if they were off the truck it was a pain in the arse getting around the lugs.
    I'm not a huge fan of chrome, so one day they WILL be painted black. I really hate rusty chrome, so it had to be done.
     

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