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Preventing rust on chrome wheels #2737678
01/29/20 12:22 PM
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I am going to have to put one of my cars outside with a cover for the rest of the winter. It has chrome wheels on it so I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions on something I can apply to the wheels to keep them from rusting. I don't have any other tires/wheels to swap on the car so I'm hoping there is something that will work. The car won't be driven so salt is not an issue, just rain or snow. If it does snow, I will clean it off the wheels when the snow stops and I will dry them off after each rain. Suggestions?

Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: 440mopar] #2737682
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.fluid film in a spray bomb.

Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: bbtrux] #2737688
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I've used the Krown stuff--it comes in an aerosol can, too.

Whatever you spray on there, make sure you clean it off your brakes (especially if they are discs) before you try to drive it.

Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: wingman] #2737714
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One winter, I had to put my open trailer outside my shop under a tarp; sprayed its chrome steel wheels with WD40.
Washed trailer & wheels in spring and they were fine.

Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: topside] #2737730
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Originally Posted by topside
One winter, I had to put my open trailer outside my shop under a tarp; sprayed its chrome steel wheels with WD40.
Washed trailer & wheels in spring and they were fine.


I was thinking maybe WD-40 might be an option. Probably what I will try since I already have a can.

Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: bbtrux] #2737780
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Originally Posted by bbtrux
.fluid film in a spray bomb.


I agree with Fluid Film. Wont wash off as easy, like WD40. Grab a can at Lowes.

Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: topside] #2737854
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Originally Posted by topside
One winter, I had to put my open trailer outside my shop under a tarp; sprayed its chrome steel wheels with WD40.
Washed trailer & wheels in spring and they were fine.


iagree wd/40 works fine


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Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: 440mopar] #2738398
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Take care not to let your tires sit on the ground without some kind of barrier between the tire and the earth. I've used galvanized sheet metal, plastic sheets and concrete stepping stones.


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Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: jbc426] #2738408
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Maybe get some of the tire covers you see people put on the RV and boat trailers to keep the sun from rotting the tires? Even some trash bags over the wheels would keep the water off. Not sure you'd want an air tight seal as it may trap humidity.

Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: Neil] #2738626
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Keep the WD40 off of the brake rotors yellow


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Re: Preventing rust on chrome wheels [Re: wingman] #2738873
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Originally Posted by wingman
I've used the Krown stuff--it comes in an aerosol can, too.

Whatever you spray on there, make sure you clean it off your brakes (especially if they are discs) before you try to drive it.


The Krown stuff is like spraying vegetable oil on something. I had two cars done with Krown - after a short while, the stuff rinsed right off. It does not set-up any kind of film. Very unimpressed with Krown.


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