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White WK Swagga 04-09-2010 09:41 AM

Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
I've contacted Factoryreproductions to try to get info on how to care for the wheels. I have the chrome Jeep SRT8 reps with some light break dust stains and light pitting inside the well of the wheel. I can't access my AOL at this time but I'll post the emails I've sent and received from FR....

Please list what products you use and how you like them....

I'm planning on taking the wheels off in the near future and cleaning and polishing them. please any input you may have is greatly appreciated...

The emails...

I just purchased a set of 20" Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 replica wheels from a friend that purchased them from your site. I was wondering if someone can provide me with some information about the wheel. I was wondering what metal is the wheel made of? Is it chrome all the way through or coated? If you can provide me with the information or direct me as to where I can find the information, it’ll be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Nathan



factoryreproductions wrote:
Wheel is made of aluminum alloy and plated with copper, nickel and chrome.
Factory Reproductions Inc


Thanks for the prompt reply. What do you suggest I use to clean/polish the wheels with? Should u use aluminum, metal polish, or something other?

Nathan



factoryreproductions wrote:


Treat the wheel the same way you would the paint on the car. Keep them clean. Brake dust will eat into the chrome if it is left on the wheel for extended periods. I you want to wax them use a Carnuba wax. Do not use a cleaner wax some will damage the finish.

Factory Reproductions Inc



I have a set of the 20" chrome jeep SRT8 rims. I was wondering if
there is some pitting in the barrel of the rim, what can I use to
clean them? All purpose cleaner?

Thank you in advance,
Nathan


factoryreproductions wrote:

Do not use anything with containing an abrasive. Most cleaner waxes for
paint finishes are ok.


Factory Reproductions Inc

robpp 04-09-2010 10:03 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
its chrome. use chrome polish. or auto wax for a light touch-up.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 04-09-2010 10:25 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
on my chrome ones for a nice shine I use ultimate quick detailer from mcquires and it works wonders ... makes it shine like none other and also gives it a good shine for a while ...

sometimes i use the mothers wax by hand to give it a good clean protection but other than that I have tried various products with no luck ...

get ultimate quick detailer it's cheap and you can use it all over the car for quick touch ups and make it shine ...

http://www.meguiars.co.in/media/prod...132_G14422.gif

White WK Swagga 04-09-2010 10:46 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
Thanks Rob & Omar. I used mothers quick detailer that I had left over from clay bar kit and that made them shine nice!!! But I really want to clean them up. the FR rep said the wheels are made of aluminum alloy and plated with copper, nickel and chrome.I just don't want to use the wrong cleaning product and ruin the finish.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 04-09-2010 10:58 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
fabric softener and water goes a long way !!! gotta get dirty with it though and get a good brush so you can scrub that sh1t ... other than that nothing else comes to mind ...

try giving Greg @ DI a shout and see what he says

White WK Swagga 04-09-2010 11:06 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
I'll check him out...

Scottina06 04-09-2010 11:33 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
you need a good paint sealant like Meguiers #21. Ask Moteller the condition inside and out of my SRT wheels that i sold him. They were spotless and all I ever used was Meguiers #21 sealant and P21s concours carnuba wax

White WK Swagga 04-09-2010 11:40 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
Ok Scott, Thanks!!! What should I use to clean them??? If it's beyond repair I'm going to just have them powdercoated black over the winter...

Scottina06 04-09-2010 11:49 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
whatever car wash soap you use and a good stiff brush(only on the inside) The outside just use your cart wash soap. If youve got some staining you could try the p21s whhel gel that detailedimage.com carries

08Hemi 04-09-2010 11:53 AM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
pretty funny how they say do not use cleaner waxes as some will harm the finish...then they recommend using a cleaner wax HAHA...I think you should listen to Scott if he had that good of results

Motteler621 04-09-2010 12:07 PM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
they should clean up fine nate. Yea scotts wheels I just washed them and all the dirt came off easy in the barrel of the wheel. The other wheels I got didnt have sealant applied on the barrel to my knowledge and that took some scrubbing to get off but it came off and looked the same as scotts. Each wheel probably took me 45 mins to clean without the sealant, with sealant 10-15 mins.

If its chrome on the barrel of the rim if you use anything with abrasive it will scratch the chrome. I would use something like p21s wheel gel cleaner, p21s total auto wash or that one stuff that mario used to clean his wheels, pretty sure its called the grime reaper. Just let that stuff soak on the deep stains and it should come off.

Scottina06 04-09-2010 12:24 PM

Re: Those with chrome SRT reps, What cleaner/polish/wax do you use???
 
yeah...the p21s...you can leave on up to two hours


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