Cleaning up the deflectors


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JohnUSA
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Cleaning up the deflectors

Post by JohnUSA » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:05 pm



Had some surface rust...hit em with the old aluminum.

Before:


After--changed the mounting screws and polished the plexi up...sweet!





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Re: Cleaning up the deflectors

Post by Stew » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:54 pm

That cleaned up really well. I've had similar very good results with chrome using SOS pads.
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Re: Cleaning up the deflectors

Post by JohnUSA » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:18 pm

Never heard of that, will keep in mind next time I need to get after some surface rust.

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Re: Cleaning up the deflectors

Post by dakotanator » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:11 pm

Finished getting my '83 Aspy back on the road in early Sept. I used Glass Stove Top Cleaner for my chrome. Worked GREAT. And SOS works great too. You'll never get the tiny "pits" out of some of it, but you'd have to look very close to see that.
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Re: Cleaning up the deflectors

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:30 pm

JohnUSA wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Never heard of that, will keep in mind next time I need to get after some surface rust.
Crumpled up aluminum foil is a well-known fix for removing rust from chrome.

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Re: Cleaning up the deflectors

Post by Corkster52 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:58 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:30 pm
JohnUSA wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Never heard of that, will keep in mind next time I need to get after some surface rust.
Crumpled up aluminum foil is a well-known fix for removing rust from chrome.
Works great on cleaning up rims too!



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