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Unread 03-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #31
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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?


Kevin
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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Unread 03-28-2011, 10:35 AM   #32
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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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Unread 03-28-2011, 03:52 PM   #33
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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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Unread 03-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #34
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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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Unread 03-28-2011, 05:24 PM   #35
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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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Unread 03-28-2011, 06:58 PM   #36
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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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Unread 01-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #37
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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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Unread 01-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #38
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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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Unread 01-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #39
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I'm going to try plastidip on mine.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #40
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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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Unread 09-19-2013, 09:35 PM   #41
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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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