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Cleaning Chrome...how?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by socal chevy, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. socal chevy

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    I have some overspray paint that is covering some chrome, whats the best way to remove the paint and restore the chrome?
     
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    laquer thinner should work
     
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    if thinner don't cut it, wheel it with some compound.. it'll polish the chrome at the same time.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The best way to deal with the over spray is to finish the job and paint the chrome black.
    But if you are into shiny chrome....Bling Bling
    Blue magic metal polish works good on chrome it will also take off overspray if its not too thick. If you have a lot of overspray wipe it off with laquer thinner and finish with Blue magic. Most auto stors sell it.I use it on my cars. Works great on chrome or aluiminum .
     
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    Mothers works really well too for cleaning/polishing chrome and aluminum...its in a small white container. Its a fine grit paste. I've used it a lot thru the years i give it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif 2 thumbs up.
     
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    I tried everything... The over spray is REALLY thick. It wont come out /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    SOS pads /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    get some Mitric(i think it is) Acid mix it about 24 parts water 1 part acid. itll make stuff shine up real nice, make sure to get some dish washing gloves or somethin, and dont plan on using the rag for anything else, just rub it on, and spray it off real good. Ive done my bumpers once and my wheel twice. After I use it I go back over it with mothers chrome polish for a real nice finish /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The over spray is REALLY thick

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    is it a flat surface so you can take a razor blade to it? at least shave it down nice and thin before you gouge the metal....
     
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    Go to the local walmart or parts store and pick up fine steel wool I will look better than new /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

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    I did that.... but it leaves some wierd swirle marks in the chrome...i even boiught the very fine steel wool. Maybe the chrome is old?????
     
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    Try some never dull wadding polish. I hate that stuff with a passion, but it works good for minor pitting and swirls on chrome.
     
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    always hurd coke and tin foil will work.

    buffing compound and a cotton wheel will work to polish the crome and take the swirls out. Dont buff too much/hard, it will take the crome off and expose the nicle (yellowy)

    i used to work in a electoplating plant, and we used a mix of alcohol and windex to clean the fresh overspray off.
     
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    are you doing it for the bling or the horsepower /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    are you doing it for the bling or the horsepower /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    bling /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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