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#1 2012-11-13 12:56am

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What is the best way to make rims shine without disassembling?

I just got my 99 pro performer back from my sisters house that she put outside for the last 6 years in the elements. There is very little rust(I got lucky). But they are a little tarnished. Is there a good way of bringing the shine back without taking the entire rim apart? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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#2 2012-11-13 12:58am

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Re: What is the best way to make rims shine without disassembling?

A rag and a bucket of soapy water. Old toothbrush for in between spokes.

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#3 2012-11-13 1:00am

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Re: What is the best way to make rims shine without disassembling?

Should I use CLR also?


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#4 2012-11-13 1:01am

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Re: What is the best way to make rims shine without disassembling?

I don't see why not.

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#5 2012-11-13 1:10am

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Re: What is the best way to make rims shine without disassembling?

Very well, I was going to try that car wheel cleaner that comes in a spray can also . But I guess there is no getting around good old elbow grease


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#6 2012-11-13 9:12pm

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Re: What is the best way to make rims shine without disassembling?

If there is rust/oxidation might be hard to just clean off. It depends how bad I guess. Maybe try some of these tricks first or some chrome polish. If it doesn't work I would try never dull or 0000 steel wool with soapy water. Also I just tried the aluminum foil method on some cranks that had some rust and was happy with the results...I'm sure it would work on spokes too.

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#7 2012-11-14 2:45pm

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Re: What is the best way to make rims shine without disassembling?

Like other people said, hot soapy water will usually do the trick.

For crustier or dull wheels, I've had good luck with soft scrub and an old toothbrush - as long as the rims / spokes are not chromed.


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