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Old 01-03-2017, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry if this has been talked about but I'm thinking of buying polish to add to the detailing get I got for Christmas I know I can do most with chrome polish such as both bumpers, chrome mirror covers and hood deflector and my running boards not sure about my rims


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I wouldn't machine polish a "chrome" grille, mirrors, or wheels on these trucks as they aren't real chrome; they're plastic. Attempting to polish them with the wrong product could certainly do more harm than good. I definitely wouldn't machine polish them.
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I wouldn't machine polish a "chrome" grille, mirrors, or wheels on these trucks as they aren't real chrome; they're plastic. Attempting to polish them with the wrong product could certainly do more harm than good. I definitely wouldn't machine polish them.
The polish im looking at the direction says apply to a mirco fibre clothe
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If it's a light duty product you'll be good to go. But again, I wouldn't work it too hard. You'll be able to remove some surface corrosion off the plastic chrome but that's about it. If it's really thrashed you likely won't get it to shine back up and you don't want to be too aggressive to the point where you'd go through the chrome coating.


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Sorry if this has been talked about but I'm thinking of buying polish to add to the detailing get I got for Christmas I know I can do most with chrome polish such as both bumpers, chrome mirror covers and hood deflector and my running boards not sure about my rims
Are your rims chrome or aluminum?


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Are your rims chrome or aluminum?
That's what I'm trying to figure out there stock dodge wheels and there not the shiny ones
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All your stock wheels have a clear coat on them even the "chrome ones " i use a product in my detail shop by the name of red alert it is a non acid base it cleans amazing with almost no effort and leaves chrome and aluminum looking amazing i will look for some before afters
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Here are before and after and with minimal effort


This is a link to what i use http://www.malcoautomotive.com/Red_Alert__Non_Acid_Wheel_Cleaner-details.aspx
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