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post #31 of 41 Old 03-28-2011, 11:12 AM
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I have these wheels and they are an embarrassment.
I have a huge scratch on one of mine.
If it was real chrome there would have been little damage.

No wonder Chrysler is in the crapper.

Any tips on repairing the scratch?


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Mine is a 2005 and they still look fantastic. Here in New England-real chrome is a pita to take care of cause they constantly need cleaning and protection otherwise the road salt destroys them. Chrome clad wheels are easier and more resiliant-I will never buy another chrome wheel again.


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post #32 of 41 Old 03-28-2011, 11:35 AM
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If you get scratches... bondo and paint em. Its hella easy to make these look any way you want. Including chrome again if you so desire!

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post #33 of 41 Old 03-28-2011, 04:52 PM
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"......Here in New England-real chrome is a pita to take care of cause they constantly need cleaning and protection otherwise the road salt destroys them........"


+1 to that. the plastic chrome clad wheel covers definately have certain advantages.

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post #34 of 41 Old 03-28-2011, 06:05 PM
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Too bad you're not closer gary, did you ever wheel with that set of wheels/tires?
I wheeled 1 day with them when the Jeep was stock, trust me, they look EXCELLENT. I can even ship them if you have a Fedex or UPS account, hell I think $1500 would ship them, but not 100% sure. I bought my black Viper from Woodhouse in Blair, Nebraska right over the phone and they shipped it here-terrific folks!

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post #35 of 41 Old 03-28-2011, 06:24 PM
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"......Here in New England-real chrome is a pita to take care of cause they constantly need cleaning and protection otherwise the road salt destroys them........"


+1 to that. the plastic chrome clad wheel covers definately have certain advantages.
+2. i've been through a few boston winters now and the chrome clad wheels still look new when i clean them. cant say the same for my neighbors aftermarket chrome wheels.


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post #36 of 41 Old 03-28-2011, 07:58 PM
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I have inspected mine pretty closely and I couldn't find any tabs holding the plastic to the alum wheel, on the contrary I can clearly see what looks like polyurethane foam all around the alum, between the plastic when I look at the wheel when its off. Pretty sure the factory wheels on my 05' are glued on with some kind of glue. I would love to see Jeepers photos of that whole process.

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post #37 of 41 Old 01-19-2012, 10:25 PM
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I would like to ditch my 17" chrome clads, I just want black. I was trying to figure out if it came off so I caould paint them. I also just put new tires on 9 months ago so I do not know what to do.
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post #38 of 41 Old 01-19-2012, 10:27 PM
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And I have a co-worker call the cheap and cheesy, made fun of the wheels, I told hin there stock, not some Manny Moe and Jack specials
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post #39 of 41 Old 01-20-2012, 12:12 PM
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I'm going to try plastidip on mine.
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post #40 of 41 Old 12-20-2012, 08:05 PM
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I'm going to try plastidip on mine.
How'd that come out? I was thinking about the same thing...
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post #41 of 41 Old 09-19-2013, 10:35 PM
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Chrome clad rims should all be recalled. Mine have the "cheap aluminum foil" that covers the "plastic (ffs)" peeling off. I have 35k miles on them. I will never let anyone I know buy a vehicle with plastic wheel covers unless I hate them. I replaced them with Rubicon rims.
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