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


Registered: 03/17/08
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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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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]
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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: 4030
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: 5454
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]
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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
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Loc: Iowa
I use 0000 bronze wool and Borla's polish.

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