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Clean and polish chrome rims

How to clean and polish chrome rims.

Each car owner should take care of his car. However, washing car is not enough, and there are other elements that need your special attention. One of the most representative parts each care are car wheels. Most real funs of motorization are aware of the fact that car rims may change the look of any vehicle very much. Because of this reason, if who want to enjoy the beautiful and shiny look of your car wheels, you need to take care of them. However, as you probably know, there are several types of car rims: alloy, steel and chrome. In this article, we will focus on how to clean and polish chrome rims. Our aim is to help you bring the shine of your car rims again.

At the beginning, there should be underlined what products exactly you need. All necessary staff you should purchase includes car wash soap, steel wool and something for polishing, but it also should be designated especially for chrome car wheels. Steel wool is the most important element of such kit because it will remove all adhesive staff, for example, remains after any chemical substances, any dark stains. The example of substance which is undoubtedly not really pleasant, but a large number of people are struggling with this problem is the dog urine. Even if you wash and clean it right away, unfortunately, stains will remain. A lot of people do not know steel wool will be perfect “remedy” for such stains. Of course, steel wool can also be used for other chrome surfaces not only those on your car rims. Thanks to this you will get rid of any imperfections that are on your chrome rims.

The whole process of cleaning car chrome rims should include all of aforementioned elements. The first step is to use the car wash (products used for general car washing). Before you start polishing, you need to clean and then dry rims very properly. After that use the steel wool, which is known to be highly efficient, so take a little bit of it on a small soft sponge, and remove all stains. Try to touch each part of the rim, and make it really carefully. We do not recommend doing it when you are in hurry, because you miss a lot of grain, so to achieve great effects, enjoy this process. Do not stop polishing until rims are spotless and really shiny. After that, you should use another cloth to remove residue of steel wool, if any.

Now, you can start the next stage of polishing. The best products are those which are in forms of wades. Thanks to this, it is much easier to get to all recesses of car rims.Pay attention to products you choose because imagine that money you pay for them, is investment in your car as well. You can see the high quality of products if they remove all dust and tar instantly. If you have never polished chrome car rims, you should be aware of the fact that this process is really time-consuming. For each car rim you need about one hour. However, we really recommend repeating the whole process on the regular basis, at least once a month, depending on the weather conditions and how much you use your car. The more often you do it, the easier it is to remove the grease.

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Choose the best car rims

Car rims add stylish appearance to your wheels. However, before you decide on buying car rims you should know several quite important things about this topic. First of all, there are three main types of car rims: alloy rims, steel rims and chrome rims.

Alloy rims refer to wheels made from combination of various aluminum and very little amounts of other metals. Thanks to such combination, wheels are really durable and resilient to weather conditions. They are not only strong, but also lightweight. They are also said to add great value to each model of vehicle. This is the reason of increasing popularity of such rims. More and more customers are deciding on this type because it is available in wide range of shapes and at really reasonable prices. Alloy rims look aesthetically and they are also sold with various finishes, for instance, there are chrome finishes on offer, or they can be polished, or painted as well. In addition, probably everyone will find the set of alloy car rims with no difficulties, as they are available in varied sizes: from 13 inches up to 18 inches. Such variety of sizes, shapes and finishes can provide you with absolutely original and personalized look of your vehicle. If you go for alloy rims, keep in mind that they should be cleaned regularly. On the market, there are a large number of products designated for such material. You can also clean them with water and with a little amount of liquid soap. However, under no circumstances can you use products with abrasive components, buffers, and any other tools or substances which may scratch the surface.

Steel rims are made from steel which is known as the really light material. Nevertheless, they are stronger than the aluminum rims and thereby they are more durable. Thanks to this, it is also really hard to scratch or damage them, but repairing them is very easy.Another advantage of steel rims is the price. Steel rims are cheaper than the alloy ones. However, the biggest disadvantage of this type o is that they are not resistant to corrosion. Moreover, steel rims are available in little variety. The main problem with cleaning steel car rims is corrosion. There are a large number of products for corrosion removing, but remember that the most important is prevention. Because of this reason, try to as much as it is possible keep your car in garage, at least at nights.

The third type is the chrome rim. Chrome rims are available in various sizes, weights, and shapes. In addition, spokes designs’ are absolutely varied, so everyone can find something the most suitable for their car. There are also three general looks of chrome rims: black, polished and matte. They are much more durable than steel and alloy rims, and resistant to corrosion. However, chrome rims need cleaning on a regular basis. At least every month, you should properly remove dust and grease from rims. In case of bad weather conditions, it is recommended to do it more often. Otherwise, the shiny surface can be damaged. Owners’ cars with chrome rims should use wheel cleaner, chrome polish and wheel wax. They are enough to maintain chrome rims shiny and in perfect condition.