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Old 07-06-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default Finally got my 1st Corvette...loving it.

I have always dreamed of owning a Corvette, but life as always stood in the way (after all, living Colorado required also owning another car for the winter). But after a year of going thru a divorce, the stars aligned and I traded in my 04 CTS-V (I did love that car too) on a very clean 06 Monterey Red Corvette this week. So at 34 yrs old I FINALLY got my dream car, and absolutely loving it.

I will probably have all sorts a questions. But first is what do you all use to clean and polish your chrome wheels. There are all sorts of products out there and I don't want to end up with something that damages them.

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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Congrats and welcome. To keep my chromies looking shinny and brand new looking I use Nevr-Dull made by Eagle One. Comes in a silver can and found at most auto parts stores. Then follow it up with several coats of RejeX.
Your wheels will look great.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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Chrome is easy to take care of. I just wash mine with car wash soap and water (by Armorall) and dry them. They shine like a mirror. Of course, you can put polish on them, too.

I've also been using the Armorall stuff you spray on the rims to keep the brake dust off. It works better than I expected.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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I used a good car soap and water and with a wash mitt and one of those soft brushes made to fit in tight places. You can follow with a wheel polish or wax esp. if you live in an area that uses salt in the winter or has salt air like where I live now. Helps prevent rust in any places that might have a small flaw in the chrome.
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Be careful what you use, some metal polishes say do not use on chrome or plated surfaces. I only use a sponge and clear water and they look great.
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Congratulations and enjoy your Vette.
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Congratulations. A little bit of rubbing with a good "Never Dull" pad and some Rejex and it will be cleaner than your new divorce. Best of luck.
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Congratulation! Here's wishing you many miles of smiles.
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I clean the wheels with windex. Then a coat of Rejex every 2-3 months. Other than that, soap and water works great.
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As long as you don't let the brake dust build up and stay on the wheels for any length of time soap and water and a good coat of wax.

Great color by the way, I have an '07 Monterey Red coupe with the Cashmere interior.
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Congratulations on your purchase.
When you get a chance, post some pictures.
Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the forum! I, too, live in Colorado and just purchased my first Corvette - 07 Monterrey Red Z51 3LT. What an awesome ride. I had a 2010 Shelby Cobra GT500. That car was faster in the straights but couldn't corner near as well as my Vette. I will take the my Corvette any day over the Shelby. By the way, I live in Canon City.
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Congratulations on your first Vette!

I had an 06 Monterey Red and it is a beautiful color. If you haven't already, you'll see a big difference in the color depending on the light - sunlight, shade, indoor lighting, etc..

I just use soap and water to keep my chrome wheels shiny. If you haven't already, check out the Car Care Discussion Forum on here at:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/car-care-discussion-10/
You can even post or PM forum vendors like Autogeek for advice on cleaning. They respond back very quickly, even on weekends.
Enjoy the ride!!
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Chrome is easy to take care of. I just wash mine with car wash soap and water (by Armorall) and dry them. They shine like a mirror. Of course, you can put polish on them, too.

I've also been using the Armorall stuff you spray on the rims to keep the brake dust off. It works better than I expected.
Ditto works great and a lot cheaper that replacing pads
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Congrats on the Vette & welcome!!
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