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This is a discussion on Chrome Wheels within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I've been thinking about getting some new wheels and I really like chrome, tho I am lucky to have a ...

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    I've been thinking about getting some new wheels and I really like chrome, tho I am lucky to have a white car, meaning that practically any color will go well with my car. I hate the way the chrome starts to peel. Is there any way to prevent this? Is there a better alternative?

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    Polished aluminum will give you essentially the same or better look. The only problem is that they need to be routinely maintained.

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    Agreed with Jeff.

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    To answer your original question though, chrome is a final finish and I think only comes with clear coat from the factory. Aftermarket chrome wheels won't. I could be wrong though.

    Some people have removed the clear protective coating on their wheels all-together and use sealers on them instead in order to prevent them from getting pitted/deposits. Once you remove the clear coat though, they require more maintenance (cleaning more often).

    Most aftermarket polished AL wheels do not have the clear coat.

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    Yep, love polished aluminum but the maintenance comes with it
    Chrome cleans really easily but like you said with time you have pitting and peeling.

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    one of the reasons way chrome peels is because it is left untreated , you have to treat it like paint polish and make sure when you take it to the carwash they dont put acid on the rims.Only soap for my rims and i have had my rims for more than two years and no peeling, before that i put acid when ever i took it to the car wash and they wouldnt last 6 months.

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    So....you guys are sayin that I should add a layer of clear coat to the chrome wheels out the box?

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    I've never had any problems with my chrome wheels. Soap only.

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