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I am fixing to take off my Chrome 20" liquid metal rims for winter. I have never had chrome rims before just clearcoated and polished aluminum. I always just washed them and wrapped tires/rims in plastic wrap and leave in a building until spring. Will it be ok if I just wash and polish them with some chrome polish wipe the polish off and wrap the rims/tires up in plastic wrap and leave outside in a building? Will the chrome be ok like this? THANKS!!!
 

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I wouldn't wrap them in plastic for long-term storage.


There are 2 routes I would go...

1) polish them & put a coat of wax on, but DON'T buff the wax off. Leave it as a protective coating till you take them out of storage.

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2) polish them and coat them with some sort of petroleum product. Clean oil, WD-40, or even a thin coat of Vaseline.
 

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when I lived further north I use to just clean, stack, and cover my chrome 20s with a old car cover in the garage. The garage stayed dry, but was not temp controlled and the wheels were fine.
 

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I just cleaned mine up real good this past winter and stacked them in my shed and threw a tarp over them.

Came out as shiny as when i put them away with no pitting at all
 

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I wouldn't wrap them in plastic for long-term storage.


There are 2 routes I would go...

1) polish them & put a coat of wax on, but DON'T buff the wax off. Leave it as a protective coating till you take them out of storage.

or...

2) polish them and coat them with some sort of petroleum product. Clean oil, WD-40, or even a thin coat of Vaseline.
I have heard about the WD-40 trick
 

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if your not leaving them somplace that water will collect on them, just clean stack and forget:imo WD-40 and other stuff posted is overkill if they stay dry
Word...I leave the 22s on my truck when it goes into winter strorage (non-heated garage) and have never had any problems. As long as there isn't a moisture problem, just let them be, IMO. If there is a moisture problem, just wax them up before you put them away. Hell, I've had a set of chrome Esky wheels in my shed for 2+ years w/ no wax, cover, etc., just stacked up and they're still mint.
 
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