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Old 06-19-2007, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default Coke and Aluminum Foil... for cleaning chrome????

Thats what i was told to use to get a light overspray of clear coat off my already nice pretty chrome wheels. Anyone have any better ideas?
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:11 AM   #2
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:36 AM   #3
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Water is fine. no reason to use coke.
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Water is fine. no reason to use coke.
but with aluminum foil too?!
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:12 AM   #5
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They just did a thing on mythbusters. Coke and foil vs chrome cleaner. For some reason the chrome cleaner got it's butt kicked.
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but with aluminum foil too?!
No, you use the aluminum foil, make a triangular shaped hat and put it on your head while cleaning the chrome with the coke -so the aliens can't read your mind while cleaning the rims Just kidding bro.
I just use Mother's Chrome Polish/Wax.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:21 AM   #7
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coke? THE KIND YA SNIFF? OR THE KIND YA DRINK?
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:42 AM   #8
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:24 AM   #9
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Never have tried it. If you do it, let us know how well it worked for you.
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They just did a thing on mythbusters. Coke and foil vs chrome cleaner. For some reason the chrome cleaner got it's butt kicked.
The person that told me about it, saw it there too. I'll probably spot test it.

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No, you use the aluminum foil, make a triangular shaped hat and put it on your head while cleaning the chrome with the coke -so the aliens can't read your mind while cleaning the rims Just kidding bro.
I just use Mother's Chrome Polish/Wax.
I'll use this as a back up. I kinda wonder what a little bit of rubbing compound would do.

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...a little coke for you... a little coke for me...
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A simple wax is the best cleaner for chrome. Even Turtle Wax. No weird special treatments needed.
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Claybar will clean overspray and stuff off of wheels too.
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What about a paint cleaner to clean off overspray?

I would like to catch that episode of myth busters on the coke and aluminum foil.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:31 AM   #14
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Nah, the Aluminum Foil is probably softer than the chrome finish, unless of course you have a clear finish on the wheels as well?
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No, you use the aluminum foil, make a triangular shaped hat and put it on your head while cleaning the chrome with the coke -so the aliens can't read your mind while cleaning the rims Just kidding bro.
I just use Mother's Chrome Polish/Wax.


You cracked me up with that one !! triangular shaped hat so the aliens can't read your mind
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:40 PM   #17
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Just think what COKE does to your stomach!! Gave it up years ago.
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A simple wax is the best cleaner for chrome. Even Turtle Wax. No weird special treatments needed.
That's not what I've heard over the years. Wax is a no-no on chrome! Chrome needs to "breathe". If not, it will rust from the inside out.

The best (and cheapest) chrome cleaner is glass cleaner. The cheapest stuff you can find. To make it even better, add a little isopropyl alcohol.

For those really dirty chrome parts, a good chrome cleaner/polish will work well.

Enough of this crap. This thread should be in the Car Care Discussion forum anyway!
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Claybar will clean overspray and stuff off of wheels too.
Here also.
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