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I seem to have a hard time cleaning the chrome-clad wheels on m,y 300C, I'm not sure what I should use to clean and what product doesn't streak ? Also what should be used to protect? I've had alloy wheels but never had a car with plastic chrome on them.

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Csteve300/First of all if you live in the snow belt, you should switch off your chrome wheels and use them in the summer only, the salt will promote corrosion. The product I have found that works best on chrome is Ultimate Chrome cleaner/sealer. It has cleaning AND protecting properties that will make those wheels shine like nothing you've seen. Since I detail for a profession, I have used about every product out there, This one works the best. Check out this web site for more info. www.perfectautofinish.com Gary
 

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My concern was that the "chrome" wheels are actually chrome plastic attached over an alloy wheel. It is apparently cheaper for Chrysler to do this rather than chrome plate the alloy wheels. I was told to use window cleaner and it just streaks. Also I hace a concern about scratching since the chrome is plastic. I wouldn't think that the wheels need to be changed out in winter since I wouldn't think plastic would pit? :confused:
 

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joey said:
I use a micro fiber sponge, and the remaining soap in the bucket I used to wash the car. To dry, I use a microfiber towel. IMO, these wheels are easy and fast to clean and no streaks.
This is what I do, and then I use Klasse AIO every couple of months too.
 

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Anything with a high polish will be prone to scratches. I would be sure to use a FRESH bucket of soapy water, Ivory liquid is just fine, to wash the wheels with a soft mit. Use a mit exclusively for the wheels, as brake dust is hard to rinse out and can really scratch your paint if you use the same wash mitt etc for the wheels as the paint.

I prefer a wash mitt to a sponge because the mitt isn't as firm and you can work it into smaller areas with less pressure. Don't use natural sponges, because they can have bits of shell or sand in them.

Once clean, a good wax on the wheels is a good idea to help prevent brake dust from sticking.

Don
 
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