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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 03, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Which wheel would hold-up better as far as shine, if the car is parked outside, but the wheels are not abused and kept waxed? My son went to a rim and tire dealer, with the idea of pricing torque thrust 2's and the dealer suggested that because we live near the coast, he would recommend a chrome wheel. What go you guys think? Your opnions are appreciated. . Mike


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 03, 06:01 AM
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Way back when I had the Cragar deep dish chrome reverse rims on my car I ran them all year long here in the central midwest.

I used to wipe them down every year sometime around Thanksgiving or so, (before the first snow hit), with new motor oil and run them until next spring after it started raining. Then I would take a quart of diesel fuel/kerosine and a rag and wipe the oilly crap off them and polish them up!!

They never rusted hardly at all due to the road salt and Calcium Chloride they put on the roads around here in the winter..

I know it's a pain to do and they looked like sh-t not being polished up but I figured it was worth it not having all the salt eat the chrome off my rims..

Worked fine for me for like six years!!


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 03, 08:45 AM
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I have the polished Torque Thrust II's on the 69. My car is basically for show only. It is not a trailer queen but is a fair weather car. I would recommend the chrome plated ones for a car that is exposed to the elements because they won't oxidize like the polished ones will.
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