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RagMan

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Rusty chrome
« on: August 21, 2007, 08:31:25 PM »
What is the best way to clean up the chrome - I had to leave the bike in the rain for two days, and the chrome started to get rust marks on it.  I thought wire wool, then figured that would take the shine off the chrome.  What is the recommended way to do it?
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deejay

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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2007, 08:42:51 PM »
elbow grease and simichrome

RagMan

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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 08:54:32 PM »
Got plenty of elbow grease, what is simichrome, where d'ya get it at?? 
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baird4444

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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007, 12:26:47 AM »
I like Never-Dull for the chrome. It is cotton wadding impregnated with solvent and silacone.
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deejay

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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 12:51:28 AM »
Got plenty of elbow grease, what is simichrome, where d'ya get it at?? 

you can get it at most large motorcycle shops...

http://www.amazon.com/Simichrome-Metal-Polish-Restorers/dp/B0006ZN9TS

RagMan

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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007, 12:53:27 AM »
Thank you, I will get some. It did not take long for the handlebars to get rust on them. 
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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2007, 01:51:17 AM »
this stuff is super and I have tried/used just about everything.. my garage could be classified as a chemical waste dump area ::)

http://www.royalenfieldusa.com/worlds-easiest-metal-polish-shine-shine-shine-p-410.html

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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2007, 06:54:15 PM »
What is the best way to clean up the chrome - I had to leave the bike in the rain for two days, and the chrome started to get rust marks on it.  I thought wire wool, then figured that would take the shine off the chrome.  What is the recommended way to do it?
A little "00" steel wool and simichrome for the hard stuff. Followed up by Eagle One, or a similar brand of cotton wadding and a good buffing. It will look like new. Works on aluminium also......Dew.
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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 09:16:07 PM »
Maybe this would be a good excuse,, err ,, reason to get one of those electric machines with all the different tips, for cutting, sanding, grinding & buffing. I got one a coule of years ago & have found tons of uses for it. They( well , mine did anyway) come with a cotton buffing wheel & some different grades of abrasive, but I used SimniChrome with mine & it works well. Finally! Dremel, that's the name of it. I have a clone by Hobby Shop, got it at Big Lots for about $40.00. If you buy one of these things, make sure you install & check each collet for being drilled on center before ya lose the receipt or before the warranty expires. I have one that wobbles badly. The rest of it works very well.

deejay

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Re: Rusty chrome
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2007, 01:09:45 AM »
a dremel, yeah i use mine for buffing some parts