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Rust Freckles on Chrome Clads

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Dad_Jokes, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Dad_Jokes

    Dad_Jokes Member

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    First off, yes I need a pic. Waiting on the weather to get better and I'll go grab one.

    So I have what I can only describe as rust freckles/splotches all over my chrome clads. Ive tried numerous things thus far with zero effect.

    In no particular order:
    *White Vinegar w/ alum. foil
    *Multiple wheel cleaner products
    *Chem. Guys specialized debo deposit remover
    *Good ole soap and water
    *Paint scratch/swirl remover paste
    *Claybar


    So does anyone have any other suggestions of things I can try?
     
  2. Graygoose

    Graygoose Diplorable Crumb Collector Supporting Member

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    wow...on the chrome plastic coverings?
     
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    You mention using my multiple brands of wheel cleaner. Have you tried Meguiars Ultimate wheel cleaner. This wheel cleaner is safe to use on chrome clad wheel. I had a Ram with chrome clad wheels and no issues. The also like Chemical Guys Diablo wheel cleaner.

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    Never Dull
     
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    Ok as promised picks of said freckles. Its on all 4 wheels, but my tube steps are freckle free.




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    Regular chrome polish will work as will clearcoat safe rubbing compound at least that's what I use on my clad wheels and it works pretty well.
     
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    If it were me, I'd not used rubbing compound... Too abrasive for the chrome wheels.

    Look for wheel/metal shine type of product.

    https://www.amazon.com/Nevr-Dull-NEVER-DULL-POLISH/dp/B00097CRY6
     
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    You might want to try Iron-X. Since those are plastic cladding, there shouldn’t be rust spots. My guess is it’s iron deposits that naturally occur from braking (pads). I think JB1 hit the nail on the head. Iron X should turn purple if there’s iron there. Then wash it off with a good soft mitt or brush and soap.
     
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    I've had luck with Mother's Mag/Aluminum polish in the past, depends on how deep they are though.
     

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