Battery acid stains on Chrome


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ckc373
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Battery acid stains on Chrome

Postby ckc373 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:21 am



Does anyone have ideas/suggestions on how to remove the dull stains left on chrome by battery acid? Thanks.



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Re: Battery acid stains on Chrome

Postby MikeB » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:15 am

The dull stains on chrome is actually the eating away of the chrome. You will not be able to remove what you think are stains. The chrome is etched.
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Re: Battery acid stains on Chrome

Postby OldZX11Rider » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:28 am

I had what I suspect was a battery acid spill on the left muffler of my first Goldwing. Had that bike about 5 years. Never did find anything to clean it up.
I was told it would have to be rechromed.
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Re: Battery acid stains on Chrome

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:40 pm

Sulfuric acid (battery acid) is one of the ways to actually remove chrome plating, which is what you have done (at least partially). No way to fix it without re-chroming.

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Re: Battery acid stains on Chrome

Postby OldZX11Rider » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:26 pm

Rechrome, replace or wax over it and live with it. Or.... paint your exhaust pipes.
Not much else you can do. ;)


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