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    Does chrome polish actually do a better job on chrome than mag/aluminum polish does? I`ve always thought Mothers mag/alum polish does a great job on metal, whether chrome or not. I`m debating whether I should get some chrome polish too, or if my mag polish will do the same job.
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    Try VM on chrome if its in your arsenal. Check out this pic ( I detailed wheel with VM ).



    Otherwise I liked looks of Mother`s Chrome Polish better than Mother`s Mag/Alum - on chrome.
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    if I`m not mistaken the vette wheels have a clear coat on them

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    Is it not safe on clear coats?

    I`ve used the mag/alum polish twice on my wheels before waxing, and my wheels are clearcoated. I haven`t noticed any difference after using it. They shine very nicely and always have.
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    I`m not 100% sure, but I wouldn`t think so

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    Well I just read the jar label for the mag/ alum, and it doesn`t mention anything about clearcoats, it just says "safe for all metals", which may or may not include clear coats.
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    if you read directions of Mother`s Mag/Alum - "Rub polish onto metal surface until black residue appears".



    I did testing on clear coated wheel in past and black residue didnt appear.



    For clear coated wheels, u treat them like your clear coated paint on car.

    I like VM or PwC topped with Meg Next Gen Wax.
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    Hmm. I guess I`ll just use my GEPC on clear coated wheels from now on.
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    I would never recommend a metal polish for use on a clear coated item. The abrasives will definitely scratch the clear over time. If you are using Mother`s Billet Cream or Wenol Blue, the amount of abrasive is small. These polishes are for non-coated metals and are made to take the oxidization off the top layer (hence the black on the polish rag).



    I`d use a good sealant (Wolfgang, etc) or NXT on a clear coated wheel. The slicker the surface, the less brake dust that will accumulate.



    Here`s a pic of polished wheels which are non coated (and a lot of routine maintenance).



    2003 Mustang Mach 1

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    I`d suggest you use a polish appropriate to the finish.



    Chrome is a hard plating, versus aluminum, which is a soft alloy. A polish that works well on one, will not generally work well on the other since the finishes are so dissimilar.



    The media within the 2 polishes are dramatically different.



    Using either polish on a coated wheel is not suggested. While it may not harm the finish initially, repeated use can damage/compromise the coating. It`s why we make Clear Coat Wheel Polish, and some use a paint protection product instead.
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    Thread from the dead, I know, but I wanted to add to this.



    I was talking with Paul (White95Max) in the chat last night about the wheels on my car. I wasn`t sure if they were cleared chrome, or bare chrome.



    This morning I determined they were cleared as there was no black residue with Mother`s Mag/Aluminim polish.



    Last night I ordered the Wenol kit from AutoGeek which includes the Red and Blue. Will the Blue be safe on my cleared chrome wheels?



    If not, what`s reccomended? I guess I`ll have a nice way to polish my valve cover now.
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    I told you GA...drive to Wisconsin, and you can use my Mothers Chrome Polish or 1Z Chromepflege.

    Wow this thread really is old.
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    Originally posted by MongooseGA

    .......I wasn`t sure if they were cleared chrome, or bare chrome.



    This morning I determined they were cleared as there was no black residue with Mother`s Mag/Aluminim polish.......
    Are you talking about aluminum or chrome here? The black residue you`re talking about will show up on uncoated aluminum, not chrome.



    If they are clear coated aluminum use what you do on your paint (clean, polish, seal), if chrome use a chrome polish and/or a sealer on them.
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    Originally posted by Eliot Ness

    Are you talking about aluminum or chrome here? The black residue you`re talking about will show up on uncoated aluminum, not chrome.



    If they are clear coated aluminum use what you do on your paint (clean, polish, seal), if chrome use a chrome polish and/or a sealer on them.


    Can they not be clear coated chrome?



    I know they`re not polished aluminum because you can tell the whole thing was dipped. Compared to my Mom`s Sebring where only the front surface of the wheel is polished and the outer lip by the tire is not.
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    Mongoose - chrome wheels will not make Mag & Aluminum Polish turn black. Chrome will.



    If you have chrome plated wheels, you need a chrome polish, not a metal polish, regardless the brand.



    I`m unaware of any cleared chrome wheels, except for possibly 1 year of a Lincoln Town Car, and I`m not even certain on that. Your product did not turn black when you were using it because you were using aluminum polish on a chrome surface.



    You need a chrome polish.
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