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    does anyone know how to freshen up tired chrome (bumpers trim etc.)??

  • #2
    Aluminum foil and coke.

    yours truly,
    The Lord of Hardcore
    -Mike

    This is not something you buy. It's Something you Build!

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    • #3
      Most of your trim is SS and will polish out. About the only thing chrome on that car is the bumpers, door handles, and maybe your side mirrors, depending on which ones you have.

      1972 LeMans W/Endura Front End & 461 CID

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      • #4
        Use toothpaste. On the chrome. Not commenting on your teeth or breath. LOL
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        • #5
          Some old chrome is beyond help tho. You may buy some time, but it'll never be as nice as paying for a rechrome.
          I'm the Rick in prick.

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          • #6
            Mikes right. Just don't get coke on your paint!

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            • #7
              Diet coke is less sticky.

              yours truly,
              The Lord of Hardcore
              -Mike

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              • #8
                SOS pad on hard chrome like bumpers.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LORD HARDCORE View Post
                  Diet coke is less sticky.

                  yours truly,
                  The Lord of Hardcore

                  Does the diet still work? Didn't know if the sugar or reactions with different ingredients made any difference.
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                  • #10
                    I use never dull

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                    • #11
                      The acid and the aluminum react to clean the rust. Never dull is useless on rust but works good after its removed, and an SOS pad scratches the chrome.

                      yours truly,
                      The Lord of Hardcore
                      -Mike

                      This is not something you buy. It's Something you Build!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LORD HARDCORE View Post
                        The acid and the aluminum react to clean the rust. Never dull is useless on rust but works good after its removed, and an SOS pad scratches the chrome.

                        yours truly,
                        The Lord of Hardcore
                        I found some finer SOS somewhere. Rub gently to get oxidation, super-dull areas clean but I can see where going at it like there is no tomorrow could scratch it! I would not use SOS on stainless or aluminum parts.

                        Drinking my coke now. Will save some for later.
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                        • #13
                          I use 4-0000 steel wool with chrome polish works for me
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                          • #14
                            Fine scratches cause the chrome to rust. Chrome is a thin layer. Any abrasive on chrome wears it. Once moisture gets under the chrome that's when it starts to peel. Chrome needs wax after cleaning to keep moisture away.

                            yours truly,
                            The Lord of Hardcore
                            -Mike

                            This is not something you buy. It's Something you Build!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LORD HARDCORE View Post
                              The acid and the aluminum react to clean the rust. Never dull is useless on rust but works good after its removed, and an SOS pad scratches the chrome.

                              yours truly,
                              The Lord of Hardcore
                              Who said anything about rust? The topic was how do you freshen up old chrome. I use never dull. It leaves a nice protective film. Now if he has rusty chrome that's a different story.

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