Good chrome polish

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Good chrome polish

Postby tunaboy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:47 pm

I have one muffler that is a light straw color. I think that I got some rust preventive spray on it and started the bike. It is not coming off easy. Looking for a good chrome polish, probably a paste.
I have used semi-chrome and Flitz. Any good chrome cleaners that you would recommend?


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Re: Good chrome polish

Postby trashtruck » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:03 pm

lots of folks say mother's is the best but i've never tried it.

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Re: Good chrome polish

Postby IAAustin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:36 pm

I've had luck with taking the surface rust off chrome with 0000 steel wool and a constant supply of water running over the surface applying LITTLE pessure as to not leave fine scratches in the chrome finish. Then, a cheap bottle of Turtle Wax chrome wax (available pretty cheap almost anywhere). Hand polish and leave the wax on for like an hour or until it hardens into a glaze, then go back and hand or power buff it off. Worked fine on my Yamaha XJ750's exhaust.

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Re: Good chrome polish

Postby themainviking » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:59 pm

I also have used Flitz, and it is better for white metal, than chrome cleaning. It does put a nice gloss on chrome as a polish. For chrome, Autosol is a bit harsher and does a better job, especially if used with a synthetic scrubber pad. My favorite scrubber pads come out of the center hole of large commercial machine scrubber pads. ... B009K8NS20

or - and this works really well, so be really careful

Windex and steel wool, but use the steel wool very very lightly. And preferably a steel wool like mentioned above - a #0000

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