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hockeystuff54
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vinegar and chrome/amazing

Postby hockeystuff54 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:42 pm



cleaning up the 1980 goldwing i just bought and although the bike looked good there was considerable rust and pitting on the chrome,the worst was on the running lights.i had some stuff to clean chrome as i rebuilding a 1949 ford and although it owrked ok it still left small bits of rust after lots of elbow greeze,i was reading on here about using vinegar and rubbing it with tin foil,although i was a little skeptical i tried it ,best thing i ever used and thanlk you to whoever posted this information,the lights look like brand new ,its azazing how it cleans up .so if you want to try this youll be totally happy with the results, :o



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Re: vinegar and chrome/amazing

Postby thrasherg » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:39 pm

so what is the technique? You dip the tin foil in the vinegar and then rub the tin foil on the chrome? You wet the chrome with vinegar and then rub the tin foil on the chrome? some other combination?

Gary

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Re: vinegar and chrome/amazing

Postby hockeystuff54 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:47 pm

i just sprinkled some vinegar on the rusty area and then rubbed it with the shiney side of the tin foil.i floded the tin foil into a square so it was flat,youll be amazed at how it works

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Re: vinegar and chrome/amazing

Postby thrasherg » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:49 pm

Thanks, I don't have any chrome needing a touch-up but will remember this when I do..

Gary

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Re: vinegar and chrome/amazing

Postby seabee_ » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:32 pm

SOS pads work great on cleaning chrome also. The combination of the steel wool and the soap in the pad works great. It's a good idea to use some chrome polish when you're done to keep the rust away.
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Re: vinegar and chrome/amazing

Postby hockeystuff54 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:11 pm

i tried the sos pad prior to this and althought it worked it sure didnt came close to the vinegar and foil,will let ya know if and how soon the rust returns

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Re: vinegar and chrome/amazing

Postby bjatwood » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:49 pm

I have found that 000 steel wool and Mother's polish work real well. I will give the vinegar and foil a try sometime also to see the results myself. Thanks for the tip :D




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