Preventing Rust on Chrome Rims

By Product Expert | Posted in Service Center, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 7:27 pm
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Three Easy Tips for Preventing Rust on Chrome Wheels

When your wheels are rusted, it can be tough to get things cleaned up. The best method for avoiding the work of cleaning up rust is to prevent it happening in the first place. We are here today to offer you three tips to ensure your rims don’t rust, and you can let us know in the comments below if you have any other suggestions for drivers out there!

Chrome Rims Need Extra Love

When it comes to choosing rims for your car, the appeal of the shiny chrome comes at a price. Chrome is a metal that doesn’t rust, but over time, tough road conditions and debris can chip the chrome and give the metal surface room for rust. And once the rust starts, it’s very hard to stop.

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Three Tips for Avoiding Rust on Rims

The Two Week Rule rusty wheels after winter prevention

A general rule to remember when you want to keep your car looking fresh and new, is to wash it every two weeks. You can even do it more often than that when the weather and driving conditions are particularly nasty. Spending a little extra time on your chrome wheels to ensure all the mud and debris is washed off can make a huge difference.

Rustproofing Spray

This is the best method for preventing rust, outside of just keeping your rims clean. A light oil in rustproofing spray will cover all the nooks and crannies of your rims and tires, making it avoid rust completely. If you maintain a layer of this spray on your tires, it is sure to help decrease the chances of rusty rims. The best part is that you don’t even have to dry your tires before applying it!

Sealant Protection

These are less effective than the oil sprays, but require less maintenance. This coating is a one-time fix that can be done by professionals. It usually only needs inspection and maintenance and can last much longer than one coating of the rustproofing spray.

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More Questions About Rust?

If you have any additional questions or concerns about the rust prevention on your vehicle, give us a call here at Joe Heidt Motors! We love helping our customers keep their vehicles looking great, and our skilled technicians are sure to have great ideas on how to keep your car running its best.

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