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Chrome and Rust

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by istallion88k5, Aug 29, 2000.

  1. istallion88k5

    istallion88k5 1/2 ton status

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    This might not be the right place but here goes since it involves 4x4 equipment. Anyone have a sure fire way to get surface rust off chrome brush guards bumpers etc? By looking around the web I found jewlers rouge supposedly works, but where do ya get it? I tried normal polish, didn't help at all, I also saw the aluminum foil soaked in coke cola dunno about that one. Any other ideas?

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    SOS pads always worked real well for me. You can find Jewler's Rouge at Home Depot or other home improvement stores.

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  3. Kyle89K5

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    pick up a pack of steel wool. Cleans the rust of real quick. Be sure to put some chrome wax on it to keep it from rusting again. I just use Turtle Chrome Polish and wax to keep it looking good. At least for about the next 2 months, then I'll have NO chrome on my rig

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  4. istallion88k5

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    Thanks, I will probably get both to cover my bases in case one does not work.

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    Rubbing compound!!!!!!!!
     
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    Try Eagle One Never Dull. It is cotton soaked insome type of solvent. It only takes off surface rust not deep pitted chrome.
     
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    Comet and steel wool. If your rust isn't real pitted, it will make them look brand new.

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  10. istallion88k5

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    What if the rust is pitted in some spots will anything work? It is mostly pitted in the areas around the bolts on my brush guard.

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    I did have a buddy at work bring me in some X-Treem Metal polish that he said works great on all his chrome even against bad rust, anyone ever used this stuff before? He said he got it from a local Kenworth dealer, it is the same stuff they use at Kenworth for their semis.

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    We found naval jelly works great on eating rust away and then you can polish your chrome back...It only takes a few seconds for it to work, and no scrubbing....(the best part). You can get it at Wal-Mart, which I think is in almsot every town now. It is called "Rust Cutter", not the stuff that turns it back to metal....make sure you get the right stuff....It's about 2.00 a bottle Red/pink label...over by the car paints and primers... Good luck... Oh yeah, It eats rust off the body like nobody's business....In case anyone wanted info about that.

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  13. I think I used that stuff before. Is it the kind that looks like cotton candy (pink colored) and comes in the little circular can that? If so, it does work well. It polishes and cleans all in one. Just rinse when you are done! It is still good to wax it though.
     
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    Try Easy Off oven cleaner it worked for me.

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    whoa bud, Easy off oven cleaner is what you use to remove chrome!
    I know this is an old trick if you what to paint something that is chrome, you spay Easy Off on it and let it sit, it etches the chrome and dulls the he!! out of it so paint can stick to it. Then you can primer and paint!
    The easiest, fastest, cheapest thing to use is $2 a can turtlewax rubbing compound, it will even remove most of the pits!
     

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