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Old 02-15-2009, 12:34 AM
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Chrom Polish

I have blemished on the chrome covering pieces on my car and the chrome polishes I have used don't do the trick. What should I use?

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Old 02-15-2009, 12:57 AM
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I find maas is one of the best i have used. its also endorsed by a lot of big time companies. I bought a 1lb can on ebay for $40 18 months ago and have used just a touch of it. it works incredibly well

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:22 AM
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I have blemished on the chrome covering pieces on my car and the chrome polishes I have used don't do the trick. What should I use?

Be more specific. Not all of your bright metal is chrome plate.

Some of your 'chrome" is anodized aluminum, and there is much discussion on this list about what does not work....

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Old 02-15-2009, 01:54 PM
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Good point. Its the silver plates that run the surrounds of both windshields and across the outside of each window panel.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:11 PM
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Liondancer;
The brightwork is the anodized aluminum Jim talks about. Most polishes don't work on aluminum because they want to streak plus the aluminum is just not like chrome. I owned a Harley davidson motorcycle and used 0000 (4 zeros) steel wool with a polish called metal-all. There were some parts which were so tarnished that I used flour and the polish together-
which served as a vehicle to remove the oxidized metal.
Try the 0000 steel wool on an incospicuous place and watch the magic of metal polishing take place- only use 0000 because this designation indicates metal polishing-not metal removal!!!
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:30 PM
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Thanks, I used 0000 steal wool on the wood trim when I stripped them. That was the next thing I was going to try, but glad to know that it won't harm the metal.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:26 AM
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Noxol and 000 steel wool works on aluminum...
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:13 PM
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Autosol with a little pressure, even on aluminum will work, but anodized aluminum isn't gonna come out real well. I had some Anodized parts on another vehicle that I wanted to polish, and all I did was have them "de-anodized" or stripped and polished.
If the anodizing is old enough, the autosol will wear away at it (as it is THAT abrasive) and will leave a nice shine.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:25 PM
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How does the aluminum cover plate on the windshield and windows come off? Just pry?
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:29 PM
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yeah, it just pops off with some pressure and a screw driver but it can be a pain in the arse to put back in.

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