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Old 12-30-09, 09:34 AM   #1
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Clean & shine your chrome!

Thought I'd pass along a neato tip I read years ago in a book called "How to Clean Everything." 2 years ago I had my '62 Schwinn Jaguar IV respoked. The LBS did a great job. So good that the new spokes made my slightly rusted, heavily corroded rims look awful. I remembered a tip I used on the chrome work of my MVs. When I was done, both entire wheels looked great! Here's whatcha do. Take some aluminum foil, crumple it up, wet it, and rub hard over the corroded chrome. It seems to break down the corrosion, remove the rust, and fill pock-marks in the chrome finish. I think it emulsifies the surface chrome and aluminum and gives a like-new finish to the chrome. It may not work as well on heavily rusted areas where the chrome has been eaten away, but it works just fine on small pits of rust. Anyone who tries this, PLEASE let me know how it works for you. It should encourage others who may be skeptical. Good luck!

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Old 12-30-09, 10:07 AM   #2
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Cool tip; thanks! I'll give it a shot on my Bridgestone.
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Old 12-30-09, 10:16 AM   #3
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Simichrome polish will work wonders on chrome with light rust. It also helps protect the chrome finish is periodically used to polish it.
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Simichrome polish will work wonders on chrome with light rust. It also helps protect the chrome finish is periodically used to polish it.
Yep, another vote for Simichrome


Also, Wenol works very very well.
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How did this turn into a Simichrome commercial? TRY the foil. It's nearly FREE and works BETTER! (Cleverly diguised bump) Just want a few more folks to see the tip.
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