How do I clean up Kesley Hayes spoked wheels.....

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  1. bandit67

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    My cousin bought a 62 Thunderbird convertible, clean, mostly original , but has a set of the Kesley Hayes heavy spoked chrome wheels. They have been neglected and got a film of crud on the spokes. The chrome is still in fair shape and the surface side cleans up pretty well, but he was wondering if soda blasting would clean em up without damaging the chrome. Pretty sure my glass bead blaster would be way too abrasive , but not sure just how abrasive soda is on chrome. You guys have any ideas on easiest way to best clean them up
     
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        I have a set of 15” Motorwheels. Same as the Kelseys. As Wildr/t said. There a Nice looking wheel.
         
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        Blue brillo pads worked for my Cragar Star Wires.
         
      • bandit67

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        Thanks R/T, the Auto Magic sounds just what we looking for. My fall back method , when applicable, was 4/0 steel wool pads and WD 40.
         
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        I believe somebody makes a special spoke brush for those.
         
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        Naval jelly and cold water.
         
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