often, you solely polish stainless-steel. the excessive finish builders you see with polished lugs are stainless, and buffed and polished till shiny. the stainless, as soon as tarnished can simply be returned to its authentic luster, whereas chrome, as soon as rusted or tarnished might by no means look the identical once more.
even for those who get non-stainless metal to shine, it might nonetheless rust, and clear coat wont stick with it properly. you’d mainly need to maintain it evenly coated with wd40 to maintain it untarnished.