Is it possible to make the chrome on a neglected rear wheel shine again?

awg

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If your using the "Blue Magic" metal polish, that I think you are....it has alot of ammonia in it. I have a container of it also. It does work really good on the aluminum. But over time it will damage parts. I usually use it (if I have to) then seal it with another good known product.
 

No H2O

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If your using the "Blue Magic" metal polish, that I think you are....it has alot of ammonia in it. I have a container of it also. It does work really good on the aluminum. But over time it will damage parts. I usually use it (if I have to) then seal it with another good known product.
I've used it before but switched to the white mother's paste a while back
 

No H2O

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I use this stuff called Master Formula very little rubbing the more you use it the better it does lol
Been using Master Formula and it's the best cleaner I found.
Specifically, I can see the removed grime "swirling" but as I wipe it, the towel seems to "spread" the grime instead of absorbing it or pulling it off the component.
Water doesn't rinse it off.
So while the Master Formula does a great job of removing/extracting the grime from the component (especially the rear struts), the battle is getting the loosened grime off the component.
I end up going through a lot more towels than I feel I should
 

Jersey Big Mike

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Been using Master Formula and it's the best cleaner I found.
Specifically, I can see the removed grime "swirling" but as I wipe it, the towel seems to "spread" the grime instead of absorbing it or pulling it off the component.
Water doesn't rinse it off.
So while the Master Formula does a great job of removing/extracting the grime from the component (especially the rear struts), the battle is getting the loosened grime off the component.
I end up going through a lot more towels than I feel I should
Hit it with BrakeKleen, that shit cleans everything (maybe try some on a cloth)
 

No H2O

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Looks like the 3M brake cleaner won't damage the paint but I'll assume the others will (based on a very cursory search)
 

1 B.M.F.

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I'm searching online for the 3M label that states this and am unable to find a 3M cleaner that states this on the label. I think I see a couple different 3M brake cleaners and want to make sure I'm getting the right one
Pretty sure most brake cleaner won’t hurt your paint. Just don’t get it anything powder coated.
 
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