Chrome polishing

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Chrome polishing

Post by BOSNBOB » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:13 pm

Hey all of you motorcycle riders, what chrome polish would you use to get those real rough areas.

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Re: Chrome polishing

Post by crock4 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:46 pm

BOSNBOB wrote:Hey all of you motorcycle riders, what chrome polish would you use to get those real rough areas.
If it's just surface rust a can of liquid chrome polish and some 00 steel wool takes it off, and doesn't scratch the chrome. If its pitted I don't know other than rechrome, or replace.
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Re: Chrome polishing

Post by bntyhntr6975 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:12 pm

WD40 and 000 or 0000 steel wool for the stubborn stuff. Multi-surface Pledge for the rest.

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Re: Chrome polishing

Post by themainviking » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:10 am

With a username like Bos'n Bob, you are asking us? I thought that was one of the trades Bosuns were proficient in. Ya know "Jack of all trades" - the "Millwright of the Sea".? :lol: :lol: Yeah, both previous answers will get the job done for both easy and tougher. Instead of WD40, I have been known to use Jigaloo and Amsoil's Metal Protector. All three get right into the rusted pitted spots and let you clean em out. Then another shot of one of them and wipe it with a cloth, and the solution remains to prevent further rust.
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Re: Chrome polishing

Post by wing rider 2012 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:02 am

Naval Jelly works good to remove rust, it will not damage the chrome. Just wipe it on, let it sit and wipe it off. It does leave a protective film to reduce rust from reoccurring.
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Re: Chrome polishing

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:16 am

If it's just surface rust, one of the best things to use to remove it is a balled up piece of aluminum foil. No compounds or anything else needed. You'll be surprised at how quickly and easily it removes it.

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Re: Chrome polishing

Post by Mh434 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:06 pm

My personal technique is to use oiled 0000 steel wool to take off the real crusty parts, and then Autosol Paste to polish it back to chrome again. I've been using Autosol for 30 or so years, and despite trying dozens of other products, I've yet to find anything that beats it. It, too, leaves a water-repellent surface, even after buffing. I also use it on plastics, aluminum, brass, stainless, and gelcoated fiberglass, and it doesn't scratch (even on clear plastics). Amazing stuff.

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