Gary Glass

It’s a common question in chrome wheel repair. Can pitting and deteriorating rims be repaired? Technically, the answer is yes. However, that doesn’t make the repair a simple one. The problem is chrome rims have plating on them. That means to repair them there is a long, drawn out process to achieve these repairs. There are also regulations in place by the EPA, which regulates this process due to environmental hazards.

Catching Chrome Rim Repairs Early Enough

For a repair to be successful, it does require you’ve caught it early enough. For the chrome wheel repair in the early stages, a sandblasting, shot-blasting approach is taken. The damage is sanded off and then the shop will repaint them. There will be some visible variances, but the wheel will last.

Another approach is removing the original chrome, which is damaged. The rim is then re-plated and the chrome is restored. This will closely resemble the original rims on the vehicle. Giving you the beauty and shine you’re looking for on each of your wheels.

Take Proactive Steps to Protect Rims

Of course, proactively protecting your rims is equally important. To do that, take a mild dish soap and routinely rinse off the buildup on the rims. This can help to remove not only visible items on the chrome, but other concerns like salt and chemicals, which break down the chrome over time. If you do this regularly, you should experience fewer concerns and have a set of rims you can take pride in for years to come.

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