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#4727444 - 04/15/18 08:03 AM Chrome maintenance questions....
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5844
Loc: Michigan
I have lots of chrome on my motorcycle. I do have chrome polish. However I have a few questions.
1. Is chrome polish better than using say a mild polish compound and auto polish?
2. Is fine steel wool a good thing to use as well?
3. I was reading aluminum foil can be rubbed on chrome too. Anyone do this?
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#4727484 - 04/15/18 08:39 AM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 05/10/15
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Use Coca-Cola (original) to clean tarnished/poqued chrome, and chrome polish on my « antiques ». Never tried anything else so can’t comment, but this always worked well for me.
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#4727494 - 04/15/18 08:45 AM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: ZZman]
ZZman Offline


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This is pretty slick

https://youtu.be/e0FNlxDJbQo
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#4727515 - 04/15/18 09:05 AM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: ZZman]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4432
Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: ZZman
I have lots of chrome on my motorcycle. I do have chrome polish. However I have a few questions.
1. Is chrome polish better than using say a mild polish compound and auto polish?
2. Is fine steel wool a good thing to use as well?
3. I was reading aluminum foil can be rubbed on chrome too. Anyone do this?


i HAVE USED ALUMINIUM foil on chrome but I wouldn't do it routinely since its quite abrasive.

I'd save it for when you perhaps have to remove some rust.


Edited by Ducked (04/15/18 09:06 AM)

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#4727517 - 04/15/18 09:06 AM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: Popsy]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5844
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Popsy
Use Coca-Cola (original) to clean tarnished/poqued chrome, and chrome polish on my « antiques ». Never tried anything else so can’t comment, but this always worked well for me.


Looking at videos makes me think Coke and aluminum foil would work really well.
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#4727617 - 04/15/18 10:27 AM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: ZZman]
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0000 steel wool works great also.
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#4728276 - 04/15/18 08:50 PM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: oldhp]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
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Originally Posted By: oldhp
0000 steel wool works great also.


Steel wool is made of steel.

Quite difficult to get rid of all the tiny steel fragments.

Which will rust, unless perhaps its stainless steel wool, which is rather less available than aluminium foil.


Edited by Ducked (04/15/18 08:53 PM)

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#4729704 - 04/17/18 09:11 AM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: ZZman]
gizzsdad Offline


Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 598
Loc: Iowa
I use 0000 bronze wool and Borla's polish.

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#4735406 - 04/22/18 04:03 PM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: ZZman]
Vdubuk Offline


Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 45
Loc: Uk
I just use a spray stainless steel cleaner..main priority is to remove any water droplets and not to let the chrome tarnish..needless to say always buff to a shine to remove any road contaminants


Edited by Vdubuk (04/22/18 04:03 PM)

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#4743551 - 04/30/18 03:22 PM Re: Chrome maintenance questions.... [Re: ZZman]
grampi Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 7849
Loc: OH
I've always just used Turtle Wax Chrome Polish. It really makes the chrome pop, and it leaves a fairly long lasting protective coating as well...

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