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How to Protect Chrome From Rusting


Nothing enhances the look of a car, truck or motorcycle like the shine of chrome. It can cover everything from tire rims and headlights, to front grilles and exhausts. However, these parts will get exposed to oxygen and water and begin a chemical reaction known as oxidation and create what we know as rust.

Chrome is a very strong metal and known to be very resistant to rust, but it is still susceptible. Proper cleaning and maintenance will remove small, unseen rust and protect new rust from forming on your chrome parts.

Step 1

Mix a car wash solution with water. Wash the chrome with a clean, non-abrasive cloth and soapy water.