chrome parts restoring


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shivsal
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chrome parts restoring

Postby shivsal » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:55 am



Hi to all.

I am wondering if anybody has some suggestions, on restoring partially pitted and rust spots on chrome. I tries some chrome cleaner and it did a good job, but the raised spots that look like a bunch of little pimples still remain without the rust colour now. Is there a way of getting rid of these small needle looking bumps? Thank you to all that reply.



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Five
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Re: chrome parts restoring

Postby Five » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:00 am

Sounds like rust underneath the chrome, the color will come back eventually. You can try fine steel wool and then wax it to remove the color and delay its return.
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tfdeputydawg
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Re: chrome parts restoring

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:20 am

Pitting and blistering can only be repaired by stripping the old chrome, buffing, polishing and then rechrome of metal parts if you want it to be like new.
Plastic parts can be stripped and rechromed but very few Chrome businesses have the ability to do plastic!

shivsal
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Re: chrome parts restoring

Postby shivsal » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:57 am

thank you for the replies. I will take into consideration what was said.




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