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Old 07-01-2007
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Default is the clay bar safe on chrome wheels?

i just bought some Centerline RPM's in chrome. i will polish them about once a month with Mother's Chrome Polish for up keep.

i was thinking i would clay them about once or twice a year as i suspect contaminates like brake dust will stick to the chrome. i know chrome is about as hard as glass, so i can't think of any reason clay would be unsafe. any thoughts?

here's a pic.

(a few more pics if you like looking at cars)

thanks. later.
Old 07-01-2007
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Default Re: is the clay bar safe on chrome wheels?

Chrome Polish should remove any brake dust. Since chrome plating is so hard, brake dust won't adhere to it like it would a soft plasticized urethane.

But, you can clay them if you want. I'd suggest you use previously used clay bars and not waste a new/good one.
Old 08-08-2007
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Default Re: is the clay bar safe on chrome wheels?

I know it's not a contribution to the forum, but holy crap, your car is too shiny! You need to take some coarse grit sandpaper to the paint and rims and dull it a little to make it look like it's been driven at least 200 miles

Do not take this seriously!!! I was joking everyone.. Don't go outside with coarse grit sandpaper and screw up the paint!!!
Old 08-13-2007
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Default Re: is the clay bar safe on chrome wheels?

awesome pics, awesome finish and rims nice work
hard work certainly pays off
Old 08-14-2007
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Default Re: is the clay bar safe on chrome wheels?

I agree

My auto detailing experiences:
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