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Is there anything i can do to keep my rims on all winter. They are all chrome, just got them this spring and i want them to keep looking good. I got my stockers if i need them.

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Two good heavy coats of hard wax after a good thorough cleaning.

Wash them regularly, get that salt and grime off them.

My uncle used to coat his stock rally wheels with a thin layer of grease, and do the same with his rockers and door bottoms and around the wheel wells.. Nasty way to protect something, but the truck had over 300k on it and 18 years old and still no rot.

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I would just take them off... if you paid any amount of money for them it's not worth the risk. Besides its only a few months lol

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Well i know i should take them off but i am gonna leave them on, gonna buy some wax today and coat the hell out of them, and if it does turn out to be the wrong choice...well, then i know for next time.

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You just have to be real promt on keeping the salt off of them or they'll turn to flaky piles of poo really quick (like mine). Which also makes them real fun to seal when I replace tires.

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Is there anything i can do to keep my rims on all winter. They are all chrome, just got them this spring and i want them to keep looking good. I got my stockers if i need them.

Move out West. :thumbsup: (Just stop before you get to Kali if you don't want to get taxed to death).

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Move out West. :thumbsup: (Just stop before you get to Kali if you don't want to get taxed to death).

lol, would love too. Its lame where im at, Nothing but flat land mile after mile..

and i ended up taking them off, there was a LOT of pitting already on the inside of the rim, could this be from salt or gravel road driving?

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lol, would love too. Its lame where im at, Nothing but flat land mile after mile..

and i ended up taking them off, there was a LOT of pitting already on the inside of the rim, could this be from salt or gravel road driving?

If they weren't pitted before you put them on, I'd chalk that up to gravel. Raises hell on wheels. If you'd have left them on, the pits would have turned into rust blooms from the salt.

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oww, rust blooms you say, that sounds pleasant, good thing i took em off

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so once chrome rims get those little brown spots... what can you do about them?

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so once chrome rims get those little brown spots... what can you do about them?

Polish them out and wax them good, and keep them out of the salt.

Either that or just get them re-chromed.

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Polish them out and wax them good, and keep them out of the salt.

Either that or just get them re-chromed.

where do you get them re chromed and how much does that cost?? I have 22 inch rims on my truck that are around 500$ each so it might be worth it to get it done at the end of this winter... dont have the time to polish all four rims to perfection like I want!!

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where do you get them re chromed and how much does that cost?? I have 22 inch rims on my truck that are around 500$ each so it might be worth it to get it done at the end of this winter... dont have the time to polish all four rims to perfection like I want!!

There's several companies out there that will do it, I've only had one thing re-done before (bumper for an old IH truck that was impossible to find a new one).

I think these were the guys http://www.nu-chrome.com/bumpers.htm

But not sure?

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oh.. its not something that most shops can do? if I have to send the rims anywhere, especially into the usa and back then the shipping alone is barely worth it.

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Man to get 4 wheels chromed is insane cost wise... you'd almost be better off to try and sell what you have and buy the rims over again new or in good shape on CL...

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oh.. its not something that most shops can do? if I have to send the rims anywhere, especially into the usa and back then the shipping alone is barely worth it.

Nope, not something that can usually be done locally (you never know, there may be someone near by, but not likely).

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Or you can keep your rims in the garage, buy a cheap set of stock alloys or steel wheels and some good used tires for the winter so you can keep the chrome out of the salt...

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Or you can keep your rims in the garage, buy a cheap set of stock alloys or steel wheels and some good used tires for the winter so you can keep the chrome out of the salt...

Put some good snow treads on those steel wheels for winter.

That's what I did with the wife's Escort when we lived in OR....got sick and tired of paying to have the studded tires swapped out for the summer rubber.

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Move out West. :excuseme: (Just stop before you get to Kali if you don't want to get taxed to death).

Ahhh come on, Calif needs more taxpayers to pay for all those benefits illegals 'need'.

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