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This is a discussion on Chrome rims maintenance within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I'm getting some tripple plated chrome cragar rims and i was wondering if anyone has had problems with maintaining them. ...

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    I'm getting some tripple plated chrome cragar rims and i was wondering if anyone has had problems with maintaining them.

    i've heard that if you let water pool on the lip, it will eat the chrome off. I have chrome polish i'll be using on them each time i wash my car (2-3) times a week. I use it on my exhaust tips and it really makes them shine.

    any thing else that i should do to my rims to insure a good shine other than keeping them polished.

    PS: any one with chrome rims, does highway driving and road dirt chip them badly, how easily does chrome chip?

    thanks in advance, sorry for all the questions, ~~Jeff

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    they pic up a loy of brake dust i reccommend clean them every other day if you drive a good amout. the dust will get in the caracks then you can't get it out. the it turns to rust. i have the old style craggars.

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    sorry to highjack your post, but I was looking at the Z06 aftermarket chrome rims. Are these worth buying? Does anybody have good or bad stories about them?

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    a lot of guys here have them. they seem to like um i never heard anything bad about them. i will be getting them soon. thanks jeremy

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    any thing else
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    keep um clean is the best advice.and towel dry, also with the craggars, the center cap is hard to keep clean it hasthe blue on it, if you do wax your rims which i do once a year. do not get wax in the center cap is will not come out easy. hope this helps thanks jeremy

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    thanks, i'll be sure to post pics when i get them

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rookie
    sorry to highjack your post, but I was looking at the Z06 aftermarket chrome rims. Are these worth buying? Does anybody have good or bad stories about them?
    AFS was great to me. Love my wheels. 18x9.5 all round. Now running 265-35-18 BFG G-force on the front and 275-35-18 BFG KDWS on the back.
    My friends car in the 2nd pic is running 17x9.5 polished z06s.



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    For me, the best maintenance for chrome wheels is to get rid of them. I hate chrome wheels; way too gaudy for me.

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    i got a z06 18s on my ss also but there a few tiny chips but mostly on one rim, but 1 out of 4 aint bad

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    how many miles you got on the rims and do you drive it in the winter, i dont plan to, but i was just wondering

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