Care and Handling Tips for Chrome Rims
Before you start cleaning the rims, ensure that the rims are cool down. Since rims becomes hot when in use, cleaning the rims without cooling it down can bake any cleaning agents that you are going to use to clean the rims and this will creates spots on the rims. However, allowing the rims to cool down first will prevent the rims from developing spots.
Using a hose spray down first the chrome rims to rinse away all loose dirt with water and remove debris that is accumulated into the rims because the debris tends to scratch the chrome rims when you wipe the rims with cleaning agents. Clean the rims one at a time to prevents the spots of soap that can dry on the rims.
Clean the rims with a soft, non-abrasive cloth so as not to scratch the rims do not use any stiff brushes or steel wool pads on the chrome rims because it can damage the chrome in the rims. Just use mild soap and water solution when cleaning the rims because some chrome rims cleaning agents contains harmful ingredients such as acids and solvents that can make the rims dull and strip away the chrome rims protective coating.
After the rims are cleaned with soap and water solution, rinse the rims thoroughly with water. Avoid the use of steam cleaners because it can make the protective coating of the rims to become dull. Allow the rim surface to dry. If you want to make the chrome shiny then apply amount of chrome polish on the rims.
To preserve the shininess of your chrome rims proper care and maintenance should be done on the rims so that its look will last longer to usual, include the cleaning of the rims on your regular car maintenance schedule.