- 1). Fill a container large enough to hold the rim with muriatic acid. The acid level should be sufficient to submerge all the chrome on the rim. Be sure to read all product warnings for muriatic acid and have the proper safety equipment. Muriatic acid is highly corrosive.
- 2). Let the rim soak in the acid until it stops bubbling. This should effectively remove the thin chromium layer.
- 3). Remove the rim from the solution and rinse it off with water. As muriatic acid is thinned hydrochloric acid and considered a hazardous substance, be sure to properly dispose of it at your local recycling center. What remains is the nickel plating on the wheel rim.