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Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-08-2009, 8:22 AM Reply   
I have a couple of rims that are hazzy/foggy on my trailer, can someone suggest a cleaning product that would help restore it's shine?
Old    Razzman (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-08-2009, 8:44 AM Reply   
Any product made to clean auto wheels will work. Go to your local auto parts, the shelves are full of them, just make sure it's for chrome wheels.

(Message edited by Razzman on May 08, 2009)
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-08-2009, 9:08 AM Reply   
Thanks Razzman.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-08-2009, 9:20 AM Reply   
If you still can't get them shiny try Flitz polish.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-08-2009, 9:20 AM Reply   
If you still can't get them shiny try Flitz polish.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-08-2009, 10:04 AM Reply   
Thanks Nu Bu.
Old    Steve L (okcwakebrdr)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-08-2009, 1:05 PM Reply   
In a quick fix...a microfiber rag and windex will shine them up real bright!! I do the rims on my avalanche all the time. SHINY!! :-)
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-08-2009, 2:02 PM Reply   
Steve, I've tried that to but it doesn't remove the fogginess from the rim. It just makes the shiny parts shiny, but the hazy parts stay.

I bought Mother's wax today, at the recommendation of the salesman. They didn't have Flitz, so I'll have to see if this works instead.

Thanks all for the recommendations!
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-08-2009, 4:12 PM Reply   
You can find flitz at west marine. I've used it on aluminum, stainless, chrome, plastic, and it works great on all of them. Don't know why but it works.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-08-2009, 7:59 PM Reply   
I ended up having to go back to the store since the salesmen sold me the wrong wax. Now with the correct polish for chrome, the rims are starting to come back to life. Just A LOT of elbow grease.

Thanks again for the advice guys!
Old    Scott (chilidog)      Join Date: Dec 2007       05-08-2009, 10:05 PM Reply   
Use Mothers Mag and aluminum polish (round red can with a white lid), if you want to go crazy get the Mother's powerball that goes on a drill, it works really well and is about $30, you will get aluminum rims way shinier with the powerball than with regular elbow grease.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-08-2009, 11:03 PM Reply   
Hey Scott, the Mag & Aluminum polish is the first product I bought and had to return because it didn't do anything on my rims. I ended up using Mother's Chrome polish which did a much better job.

I would have bought the powerball if BOTH the battery chargers for two drills didn't break at the same time.
Old    Kevin (premierwake136)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-09-2009, 6:50 AM Reply   
wheelwax. best product i have every used
wheelwax.com
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       05-09-2009, 2:20 PM Reply   
If they are the stock chrome mods then use #3 steel wool and water. That will clean them up really easily and will not scratch. It will take off any rust as well. DO NOT USE ON ALUMINUM WHEELS!!! Use metal polish.
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-13-2009, 9:33 PM Reply   
Newty, thanks for recommending the steel wool & water. I tried it today and it worked great! It saved so much time.
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       05-14-2009, 6:16 PM Reply   
Nice, glad I could help.

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