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    My chrome wheels seem to have slight rust spots in a few corners (had the bike serviced, and they left it in the rain for a week!!!)
    Is there a way to repolish these? They seem to be in great condition other than the rust and a few little scratches. Could someone please tell me how to get rid of these things safely?
    Thank you very much
    Can post pics now, so, if a pic would help.....
    Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

  • #2
    pics would be very helpful.
    when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
    G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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    • #3
      I believe you could use a rust remover with no harm to the chrome to get the stains off. But the rust means there's holes in the plating - no real fix for that except clean 'em good then apply a wax product to coat the spots and keep air and water out. Small scratches you can get out with white rouge but you can't buff too hard or you'll go thru the plating.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mpierich
        But the rust means there's holes in the plating
        MY HARLEY HAS SPOKE WHEELS, AND WHEN I BOUGHT IT THE CHROME HAD A LOT OF RUST, BUT IT WAS ONLY ON THE SURFACE. IT HAD LOTS OF VERY SMALL METAL PARTICLES ON THE RIM THAT HAD SET AND STARTED TO RUST. I CLEANED W/ A GOOD DEGREASER AND POLISHED BY HAND W/ NEVER DULL AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM. I DONT KNOW IF YOURS IS THE SAME BUT SINCE IT WAS IN THE SHOP ITS POSIBLE.
        when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
        G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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        • #5
          I have been trying and trying to post a picture....
          can anyone help?
          Like a previous poster said, A picture would help treemendously. Thanks alot for the patience guys.
          Josh
          Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fizlfry
            I have been trying and trying to post a picture....
            can anyone help?
            Like a previous poster said, A picture would help treemendously. Thanks alot for the patience guys.
            Josh
            post them in the album above or email them to me i will get it up for you...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pickleboy
              Originally posted by mpierich
              But the rust means there's holes in the plating
              MY HARLEY HAS SPOKE WHEELS, AND WHEN I BOUGHT IT THE CHROME HAD A LOT OF RUST, BUT IT WAS ONLY ON THE SURFACE. IT HAD LOTS OF VERY SMALL METAL PARTICLES ON THE RIM THAT HAD SET AND STARTED TO RUST. I CLEANED W/ A GOOD DEGREASER AND POLISHED BY HAND W/ NEVER DULL AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM. I DONT KNOW IF YOURS IS THE SAME BUT SINCE IT WAS IN THE SHOP ITS POSIBLE.
              Good point, it could also very well be that. Also, if steel wool has ever been used around it, that could leave particles to rust.

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              • #8
                http://www.caswellplating.com/bbs/al...php?pic_id=514
                Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

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