Favorite Chrome Polish??

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Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby N2PPN » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:48 pm

I know that any time I get together with a bunch of friends and we start to discuss our favorite "anything" (sports team, alcoholic beverage, female...) there are always multiple opinions and reasonings behind them...

So in this spirit of "discussion" I pose the following question:

"What is your favorite Chrome Polish"??

I encourage detailed replies including personal observations on how your favorite was able to restore an old chromed part back to a luster that hurt the eyes of all onlookers... Please do include any tips you may have developed in using your favorite (Such as using old cloth baby diapers as the application media) or if you use any power tools in performing the polishing.

I know this sounds a little silly, but since it IS Saint Patty's Day and the weather here in the NY area is over 60 degrees and expected to go to over 70 tomorrow, I thought a good springtime feel good project would be to fully polish every millimeter of chrome on my '81 GL 1100 and would like to hear from others for input on what products they use...

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby gogs11uk » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:06 pm

I use Solvol Autosol if it is chromed metal I'm cleaning. Wouldn't dream of using it on chromed plastics though as the coating on them is very thin so use Pledge instead

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:45 am

Ditto on the Autosol.

Treid a bunch of others and never was happy with the result.

Autosol is great on the wheels too.
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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:24 pm

Windex w/micro fiber towel.

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:36 am

I use Never Dull. Great reasults.

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby feaver » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:49 pm

GRAPEAPE94 wrote:I use Never Dull. Great reasults.

Ditto on the Never Dull. Been using it for years. Havent found anything better. Can be found at any Wally World.

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby j.maclean » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:08 pm

I use stuff called "Wicked" purchased at a local truck parts store, and it works excellent! Easy to apply and easy to polish. (works well with a power ball)

http://www.wickedproducts.com/wickedsho ... Metal.html

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby bobalooby1 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:34 pm

Meguier's "Hot Rims"! If thier products are good enough for the aircraft industry, then thier GOOD enough for me. And they are.! ;)

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby rcno33 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:43 pm

I use common household tin foil and water.

I read a tip about this somewhere or other and decided to give it a shot on the pitted/rusty chrome on my 84 Aspencade. WORKS LIKE A CHARM! Pits? --Gone. Luster? --Back.

All you do is wet the chrome piece with water, rub it with the tin foil, and then wipe it with a clean wet rag. I was amazed to see that the tin foil did a great job and did not mar my chrome in any way. It looks brand-new. And you can't beat the price--just pennies to polish every chrome piece on the bike--and no chemicals to clean up afterward.

Who'da thought??

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:37 am

On good chrome that is just dirtywith road grime I use Never-Dull and a flannel rag for a final wipe. On rusty chrome, its got to be tin foil dipped in Coke. Not sure on the science of the tin foil,but the phosphoric acid in the Coke eats rust . It works well for me.
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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby rono24 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:31 am

Steel wool and polishing compound wow what a shine and the rust is gone

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Re: Favorite Chrome Polish??

Postby trike lady » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:58 pm

Mother's Chrome Polish for metal.
Honda's Cleaner/Polish for the rest

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