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Old 12-26-2015, 05:31 PM
1993rangerjwh 1993rangerjwh is offline
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Default Need to get surface rust off pacer rims.?!?.

I have surface rust on my chrome 15 in pacer rims & I would like to clean them up but Idk of any way I can get it done at home or anywhere else at that & also be cheap for me. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:52 AM
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Default Re: Need to get surface rust off pacer rims.?!?.

scrub it with a brillo pad & a pail of water, follow with some turtle wax chrome polish.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:23 AM
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If skylarks method doesn't work you can try using a chrome polish such as simichrome. If your wheels are pitted, there is no saving them.
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: Need to get surface rust off pacer rims.?!?.

I've got the turtle wax chrome polish & it just made them very shiny haha. In some spots in the 1 or 2 of the rims they are pitted a little bit. Guess I'm screwed then, if I paint them black will it stick to it right or is that just a bad idea altogether.?
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: Need to get surface rust off pacer rims.?!?.

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I've got the turtle wax chrome polish & it just made them very shiny haha. In some spots in the 1 or 2 of the rims they are pitted a little bit. Guess I'm screwed then, if I paint them black will it stick to it right or is that just a bad idea altogether.?
did you try the brillo pad? they work wonders with rusty chrome.

pitted areas however they can't help. sometimes if they are small you can kinda buff around them and they'll be less noticeable, but pitts are basically where the chrome has peeled off revealing bare metal underneath which will rust.


you can paint them, but they must be scuffed to a dull finish. sand any pitted areas flat, then wipe them off with wax remover or something similar. then paint
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:42 AM
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Default Re: Need to get surface rust off pacer rims.?!?.

Using 0000 steel wool is another good method then seal the surface so that rust won't come back easily..
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