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    Default How to seal a chrome wheel!!

    I am waiting on a new set of chrome wheels (24x10) that should be here 1st-2nd week of sept. They were not cheap so i am trying to find a sealant so i can protect them. I live on the beach in Delaware and the salt from the ocean will eat chrome up quick. What kinda of sealant would you guys recommend that works so i am not out buying different products to find the right one.
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    To be honest ive never heard of any kind of sealants. All i do know is that if you use a good Polish it will also act as a sealant.
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    I have talked to alot of chrome plating places and they said after you polish ur wheel to use a sealant to protect them almost like paint. zoop seal, poorboy's world wheel sealant are some that i have found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetassz71 View Post
    I have talked to alot of chrome plating places and they said after you polish ur wheel to use a sealant to protect them almost like paint. zoop seal, poorboy's world wheel sealant are some that i have found.
    Well i appreciate the heads up.. I guess i might talk to the same chrome plating shops and see if they have a good one.

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    I used to use Zoops when I lived in Virginia Beach, worked great.
    A little lesson I learned is make sure you do the inside and outside of the wheels, I know you dont really care whether its shiney back by the brake drums/rotors but thats where you'll get the most corrosion from the combination of salt and heat cycles.
    My daughter detailed my truck for me once right before I was goining on deployment, the truck wasnt driven that much that winter and when I came home it had corrosion on the backside of the wheels, one so bad it was leaking air.

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    IM learning more about beach salt compared to road salt more every day.. Seeing as our wheels corrode here but not that badly.. talk about a wake up call.

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    One thing I learned the hard way is it doesnít make a deference how much you pay for the wheels you need to make sure they are triple plated like the ones the factory aftermarket. I put a set on my 2004 Silverado and in 4 months the started to pit and you guessed it the warrantee didnít cover it they said the salt from the ocean caused it I used mequires wheel wax on them every other week. After that I installed factory aftermarket and they have been on there three years without a mark on them.
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    X2 on the Zoop's. Works well, alittle time consuming to put on.

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    yea thats what i heard from alot of people that x2 zoop is the way to go but if u dont lay it on thin u have to start over a try it again. did u have any problems using it?

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    Do you use on other chrome parts, like the steps or bumper? I've got a lot of chrome and have chrome polish, but haven't used it once yet. I'm on Long Island, but not close enough to the beach where it would affect my truck.

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