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      05-12-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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Chrome Lips

Hey all,

The wheels I just purchased have massive chrome lips on them.
Wish/thought they were polished, but the previous owner didn't actually know.

Not a big deal, but I want to make sure tend to proper upkeep to make sure the lips don't flake or damage when cleaning.

Does anyone have specific product that they use?
Any specific technique?

I'm replacing both lips on the rear wheels from a previous issue caused by a very aggressive setup on a non-M E92.

Any help would be appreciated.

Oh, also, the chrome on one of the front wheels is chipping very slightly in one spot. How can I prevent this from spreading? Will the under layer of metal rust?

Thanks a lot.

PAST 2007 Black Sapphire E90 335i, 2010 Jerez Black E92 M3, 2012 Mineral White E92 M3, 2013 Singapore Grey F10 M5, 2016 Azurite Black F80 M3,
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      05-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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Chrome is a pita. The chipped/flake will spread like cancer. The yellow underneath means the chroming process was done fairly cheaply. A good chrome wheel weighs a lot.

Use chrome cleaning agents and hand tools only. The bigggest issue is when you change tires. Its like rolling dice whether or not the wheel will be chipped.

I find it unbelievable the seller didnt know the difference between chrome and polished. Sold you his problem.
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