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Old 05-27-2008, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best Chrome Polish

Looking for the best chrome polish and where to buy it. TKS
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking for the best chrome polish and where to buy it. TKS
You'll probably get as many different answers to this as there are responders, everyone has their own personal preferences. Being as you need to ask in the first place I'm guessing you're not the typical "garage guy" that has a whole cabinet full of different lotions and potions for cleaning, polishing, waxing and lubricating..... so I'll recommend the good and easy solution.

Never Dull cotton wadding can be found at Auto Parts stores as well as Wal Mart, K Mart etc. It comes in a polished aluminum tin with black lettering that contains cotton wadding impregnated with a cleaner/polish/protectant. Works great for polishing chrome and aluminum and leaves some protection. Just rip of a hunk and start rubbing... any black residue that results from polishing aluminum is the crud coming off. Buff the resulting crud or haze with a soft cloth and you're done. Avoid getting the residue on any wrinkled black, it looks like crap and it's difficult to clean off.

There's lots of other solutions for specific applications or problem areas. Good to start with the basic stuff first. Your mileage may vary...

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Old 05-28-2008, 05:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use this product:

http://www.kustomflames.com/bom.html

I use it on EVERYTHING including windshield...someone on the forum here recommended it and I grabbed some from Pat (KustomFlames)...it made everything on my bike look spanking new...even my leather!

1 bottle will lasta LONG time...and it could not be easier...I had a few tough spots on a tail light from carbon buildup and it would not come off...some of this stuff sprayed on and it was gone.

I have no vested interest in the product or the company...just giving an opinion here....

I used to use Mothers Chrome Polish (Walmart) and it did a good job....but this stuff is easier and much better.

Thats my 2 cents!
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Jake! While not a 'polish' persay, it is a spray detailer and works on all parts of the bike! It will polish chrome just as good as mother's or neverdull, but with lots less work.

I also just bought some metal gloss/seal to try out which was recommended in another discussion. That product is supposed to be good for chrome as well...but I bought it specifically for the AR aluminum mags I have on my 65 Corsa.

If you want quick, easy, and effective - the Captains that Jake spoke of is the ticket...If you want a polish, and don't mind sitting there for a couple of hours working on all your chrome, than any of the products mentioned above will be good!

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Old 06-05-2008, 07:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree...also Metal Gloss and Sealer Gloss............
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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pat I also have a product from texas called gord's- it works pretty good also, I have so many different ones depending on how bad a piece gets depends on which one I use, or should I say its like teeshirts the ones on top get used the most!
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I've always been partial to "RainDance" Paste.. (not sure they even still make it But I bought a good supply when I heard they were only gonna be making a liquid RainDance..

You can put it on & leave it on for minutes/hrs/days/ or years, (if you have stashed goodies) & remove when ready..

Plus when I wash bikes, I never use soap.. It just strips off wax..

For my billet rims I use Mothers Alum polish & the mini-ball..And finish w/Mothers Billet Polish by hand...
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Windex is the best.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Windex is the best.
Exactly. Chrome only needs to be cleaned. It won't get any shinier by polishing on it.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Exactly. Chrome only needs to be cleaned. It won't get any shinier by polishing on it.
I think I'll have to disagree. I had a pair of drag bars, that got rust spots at the welds. I cleaned that area VERY well. With McGuires (spray detailer, at least as good as Windex), and no go.

Got some chrome cleaner from the dealership, and it removed all traces of the chrome. Surprised the heck outta me.

I've seen that BOM in action though, need to order me a bottle.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Definitely for little problem areas, you need more than just a cleaner...but for maintaining shine on new chrome, sprays work real well, and easy!
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I agree...also Metal Gloss and Sealer Gloss............
After reading numerous threads in here regarding "chrome polishes", I decided to try the Metal Gloss Polish & Sealer. All I can say is WOW That stuff is the BEST I have ever used.......... Just my
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I think I'll have to disagree. I had a pair of drag bars, that got rust spots at the welds. I cleaned that area VERY well. With McGuires (spray detailer, at least as good as Windex), and no go.

Got some chrome cleaner from the dealership, and it removed all traces of the chrome. Surprised the heck outta me.

I've seen that BOM in action though, need to order me a bottle.
You still just cleaned the chrome. You did not polish it up to be any shinier than it ever was to begin with. Chrome won't polish up like alumium, brass, gold, silver, and so on.
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