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Posted: 6/16/2003 6:46:32 AM EDT
Suppose you have a car with chrome bumpers or other parts. Small specks of rust have appeared all over the chrome parts. How do you get rid of the rust and restore the look of the chrome? Would you have to sand it all down and get the part re-chromed?
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:48:15 AM EDT
Flitz, works for most of my applications, there's also a product called Semi-chrome, which ya can get at most auto parts. Mike
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:50:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 6:52:14 AM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:55:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2003 6:56:20 AM EDT by DzlBenz]
Happich Simichrome, as [b]mr_wilson[/b] says works great.[img]http://www.hirschauto.com/store/images/simichrome.gif[/img] I've also had good success with Turtle Wax Chrome Polish.[img]http://hartwellinternational.com/staticpages/%21%21%21newpicsN-Z/turtlewaxchromepolish_01.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:58:41 AM EDT
Get some chrome polish? Then perhaps some car wax, or some kind of clear coat after proper surface prep. Not sure that will adhere properly on chrome, though, and it would be a pain to remove later. You can get parts chromed, but it sounds expensive. By the way, I would not use steel wool to remove the rust. Little tiny pieces tend to breaak off, stick to imprerfections, and then THEY get rusty. I don't think sanding is a good way to remove chrome. Would expect that the plating shop knows how. Hang on a while and have some of the auto experts chime in.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:59:02 AM EDT
I'm not going to invest the time and money (yet) into take all the parts to get stripped and repaired. I will try the chrome polishes though; that looks like a good alternative. How does the chrome polish stand up to heat? Like for instance if you put it on exhaust pipes? -Nick Viejo.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 7:05:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 7:18:02 AM EDT
You'll probably want to avoid the Turtle Wax Chrome Polish on exhaust pipes. It will leave a residue that will cook onto the chrome when burned. It is best used on bumpers, mirrors, trim and similar surfaces. It can also be used to polish small scratches out of glass. I have used Simichrome on motorcycle exhaust pipes with good success. It will also remove the blue stain from exhaust. It does this by actually polishing the metal, meaning that a minute layer is removed in the polishing process. You will rub your fingers raw, though. Be careful - the stuff is addictive. You'll find yourself hunting for things to polish before long.
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 7:23:36 AM EDT
Nevr-Dull works like a charm on motorcycle exhausts. [img]http://store5.yimg.com/I/autogeek_1746_3738291[/img]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 7:26:43 AM EDT
SOS pads, WD-40 to rinse, and chrome polish to finish.
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