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post #1 of 5 Old 12-05-2010, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel Corrosion In Salt

We live in the rust belt and a friend has a set of Rugged Ridge chrome plated aluminum wheels on his new Rubicon. It is not a daily driver and he wants to drive it in the salt once every other week for a club outing. What is a good product to put on the wheels for one day at a time to prevent corrosion? It will get a bath at the end of the day and stored in a garage heated to 60 degrees. Maybe WD40? They are waxed well but they are beautiful wheels (if you like chrome plated aluminum) and he wants to protect the finish. Any ideas would be welcome.

I went with the powder coated AEV Pintlars just for this reason, and lots of black Rustoleum on everything under the Jeep. These heated garages actually promote rust.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-05-2010, 03:15 PM
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Wash with soap and water on a weekly basis and all will be good.Works for and my Jeep is rust free after 9 years,wash it every sunday regardless of rain,snow,or -20 degree temps,actually just washed it 30 mins ago with a outside temp of 26 degrees.

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-05-2010, 04:56 PM
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for chomre plated wheel I would think that the biggest concern would be scratches and chips through the plateing. That being said I would use this stuff on it we use it on the boats at work that are bare aluminum in salt water. It works great.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-05-2010, 09:29 PM
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I know all too well about Iowa winters. I winterize vehicles for friends and family etc and one has 20's and another 22's. The way i clean, Prep and wax them is simple and actually lasts.
Start by soap and water wash. Then get never dull, Straggly cotton type stuff and go over them a few times with that. It will get dark spots and any other imperfection off. Then i apply a couple coats of eagle nano wheel polish/wax. It leaves a good wax film that mud, Salt, Brake dust can be wiped off with a damp towel or shammy with no water spots or streaks.
I use a couple terry cloths and a few micro fiber rags, Micros from wash on. It takes some time the first time around but after you get a good coat on them, Its easy to keep up. What i usually did was have my buddy swap off the 22's and drop them off. I bring them inside and do a wheel at a time watching TV etc. Makes it easier and also flys by.
He would DD it and wouldn't bring it back until spring for fluid changes, Detailing etc and the wheels always looked good and still had a good coat of wax. But it all depends on if he actually keeps up with his wheels and wants them to remain mirrors. If hes committed to it they will look new every time. Good luck

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-07-2010, 04:10 PM
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A wash and then a wax is certainly the best, but what a pain. I'd just wash and skip the wax. It sounds like it gets it done for tjkj2002
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