Chrome Wheels on 2000 Concorde LXi

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by John Gregory, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. John Gregory

    John Gregory Guest

    Had the car since last November but never cleaned the wheels. Took chrome
    cleaner and everything came off with relatively little effort... but a lot
    of time. There's got to be an easier way!

    Anyone have any pointers for reducing the time needed to clean and polish
    these puppies?
    John Gregory, Jun 6, 2004
  2. John Gregory

    deadbeat Guest

    Yes, Its called cleaning them more then once a year!
    deadbeat, Jun 6, 2004
  3. John Gregory

    NJ Vike Guest

    I agree.

    I always wash and polish the wheels each time I clean the car. What a
    difference chrome wheels make.

    NJ Vike, Jun 7, 2004
  4. John Gregory

    John Gregory Guest

    There are cloth polishing wheels that look like little strips of cloth. The
    thought occurred to me that chrome cleaner could be applied to one polishing
    wheel then used on each chrome wheel. Then change the polishing wheel to a
    clean one and simply buff the chrome. At least it sounds good in principle.

    Has anyone done it or something similar? Any other ideas? Increasing the
    frequency of cleaning does nothing other than waste more time. The amount of
    time the chrome cleaner has to work on the tarnish is not a factor. If the
    wheels are cleaned once a week or twice a year... the cleaner handles the
    tarnish. The problem is getting in between all those damn "spokes" with my
    fingers. I'm looking for something that can do a decent job and do it
    quickly. The polishing pads look like a possibility .... provided they don't
    get eaten in the corners of the spokes.
    John Gregory, Jun 7, 2004
  5. John Gregory

    NJ Vike Guest


    Sorry, I've never seen or heard of them but go to or as they usually have just about anything to clean a
    vehicle including polishing wheels.

    Advanced Auto Parts also carries some pretty good products.

    Yes, I agree about getting in between the spokes. They are small and it can
    be a tedious job but well worth it.

    Let me know if you come across something.

    NJ Vike, Jun 7, 2004
  6. John Gregory

    John Gregory Guest

    How about his; a "cotton cord polishing wheel"

    One to apply the chrome polish ... and one to remove it. (I assume the 2000
    Concorde LXi spoke wheels ARE chrome are they not? I see that knowing the
    correct composition is important when choosing a cleaner/polish. I used
    simple chrome cleaner without knowing and it seems to have done fine.)

    And what about applying clear kote over it once it's clean. Any pitfalls in
    John Gregory, Jun 8, 2004
  7. John Gregory

    NJ Vike Guest

    I'm pretty sure that wheels on the LXi are chrome. I was cleaning mine last
    night and everytime I went to remove the polish, it reminded me of the
    thread ;-)

    It was a little rough to remove. I should've let the polish dry a little
    longer on the wheels before removing it.

    Not really sure about applying clear kote and I will check into the link
    later today.
    regarding the wheel.

    NJ Vike, Jun 8, 2004
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