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Unread 09-05-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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What do you guys use on your chrome trim

Just picked up a 14 GC Lim. I only had chrome wheels on a car back about 14 years ago. Should I treat the trim the same with chrome polish etc? I had teh car detailed and opti coated yesterday but the results from the detailer were less than desierable. I hope he did not coat over the etching that I see in the trim. I got a full refund but now have to search for a new local person to fix the issues.

I wanted to see if I could remove the etching or clean up the chrome first if it was not actually coated as it does not seem like it in a few spots.

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Unread 09-05-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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I don't know of any chrome factory rims any more that aren't coated. I've always just used car wash soap and water, and Bleche White on the tires.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Back in the good ole days

When chrome was metal and not coated plastic I used Crest tooth paste.

I havent worried about chrome in decades.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Faux chrome (aka plasti-chrome)

Some of the wheels are called "polished," but you can use a damp rag (100% cotton) on all exterior trim and wheels and you'll be good.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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Sorry if this was confusing I am talking about chrome trim around the car grill, weatherstripping and handles/mirrors. So it is plastic chrome. I was told to use chrome polish but imo if this is plastic that would scratch the **** out of it.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Some of it is plastic, some is stainless around the windows, but most is metal. Once the chrome is stained or etched there is no fixing it besides replacing, however. You can only keep it polished and waxed often for protection. The stainless around the windows seems to hold up well, but the other spots not so much. The road treatment used in CT in winter is notorious for staining chrome, and the stain goes deep.
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