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  • bencooper
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    I wouldn’t use wire wool – too abrasive. WHat about chrome polish?

    Premier Icon sas78
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    I use newspaper and water after the foil and water to shine it up lovely! 😀

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’ve always used;

    on chrome – it’s not too abrasive but does a really good job.

    I have some t-cut chrome polish, that says don’t use on mirrored surfaces, is not all chrome mirrored? 😐

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    no, mirrored is glass/plastic where a covering has been applied to the reverse. you can’t polish marks out.

    cool, the one side of the bike seems a bit worse than the other, i.e. more little rust spots, i’ll see how it comes up..

    I’m assuming you can get them re-chromed for a price?

    neninja
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    You want BlueJob – http://www.blue-job.com/

    Works a treat on chrome and is non-abrasive. I think I might have some which I’ll never use.

    The best all round metal polish I’ve used is Meguiars Motorcycle all metal polish. It smells lovely and cleans chrome up a treat too.

    Chrome so bright you gotta wear shades™ 🙂

    sounds good… if you find it and don’t need it let me know

    shifter
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    There was a link on here from a bloke who cleaned up a shocking bmx using tinfoil and Coke.

    Doing a clean up job on the chrome on my old vintage roadie, had conflicting advice…

    and if its oil and wool, what oil is it?

    I’ve tried the foil and water and that works quite nicely, but just wondering about this wire and oil thing?

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Aluminum foil and water worked wonders on a chrome fork for me recently. The chrome is harder than the aluminum, so you can’t do any harm. That’s where you should start. If the results aren’t good enough, then try something else.

    And its probably free, assuming that you have a roll of foil in the kitchen.

    Saccades
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    I tried most of the above on an old frame I have, it was too far gone with pitting (it was a cheap chrome job I was told) so ended up getting it powdercoated.

    There are places that will re-chrome (Yates/jackson/mercian) but it’s not cheap.

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    Found this earlier while looking for something else:

    http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=351132

    I have a derusting set up at home using citric acid for car/motorcycle parts but I thought this would be useful for chrome parts as it doesnt seem to affect the chrome.
    (Im not sure if citric acid affects chrome as I havent done it)

    jamiep
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    There was a link on here from a bloke who cleaned up a shocking bmx using tinfoil and Coke.

    I did. I can dig out my link… Once I’ve finished with baking cookies (true story)

    Once I’ve finished with baking cookies

    rock n roll 😀

    jamiep
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    And some scones while the oven was on.

    Cola and foil method

    roll on the weekend, …he’s right about the cloths, i’m always running out, mine isn’t anywhere near as bad as that, i’ll have to do some before and afters to share

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