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Old 04-11-2005, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to remove chrome scratches

Any way to remove small chrome scratches ??
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It is almost impossible to remove scratches from chrome. Many people will tell you about some amazing product. It doesn't work.

The chrome process can be a 3 or 4 step process.

1) Polish item
2) Optional, Copper Plate item
3) Nickel Plate item (the color for the "chrome")
4) Chrome Plating (clear coat)

It is the last step that is the problem. Chrome is actually a Clear coat over the nickel. The problem is the Chrome plating is only about .00001 thick !!! That isn't very thick and if you scratch it and can see the scratch, there is no more chrome there to remove the scratch from. You actually scratch it down to the nickel plate. Try all the miracle products you want, some fill the scratch others just scratch everything but NOTHING fixes it.
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Any way to remove small chrome scratches ??
If you're talking about VERY light surface scratches then you can use a chrome polish (Mother's polish works pretty good) and then wax the chome. This will not get rid of the scratches but will do a good job of hiding them. Anything more than a light surface scratch and you're just wasting your time unless you want a very shiny scratch . Don't waste your money buying anything that claims to get rid of scratches - they don't work.
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