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Can the "chrome clad" be removed without destroying the chrome or the wheels?

This is in regards to the 20" cc wheels.
 

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no...they are not hub caps, but rather a plastic chrome "Cladding" that has been formed around a raw aluminum rim...you would destroy the plastic and have nothing but an ugly aluminum rim left over. I will never figure out why they clad a rim with plastic that is not removable/repairable...once it is scratched...THAT'S IT.
 

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I will never figure out why they clad a rim with plastic that is not removable/repairable...once it is scratched...THAT'S IT.
has to be the same Dork that decided to put black stripes on black cars?
 

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there is a plastic layer between the aluminum and the chrome for a good reason. the chemicals used in the chrome plating process will eventually eat the aluminum causing the chrome to fail. chrome plated aluminum will start to fail in three years. the plastic layer prevents this.

very smart for chrysler to do this. it saves a lot on wheel warranty claims.
 

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there is a plastic layer between the aluminum and the chrome for a good reason. the chemicals used in the chrome plating process will eventually eat the aluminum causing the chrome to fail. chrome plated aluminum will start to fail in three years. the plastic layer prevents this.

very smart for chrysler to do this. it saves a lot on wheel warranty claims.
yup what he ^^ said "galvanic corrosion" caused from dis-similar metals.
 
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