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Best Chrome Cleaner?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by MuddyBlondeGirl, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Mar 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    MuddyBlondeGirl

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    What is the best way and/ or the best product to clean chrome? I love a good shine. :wink:
     
  2. Mar 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    you are going to laugh...until you actually try it.

    A can of Coke and some aluminum foil. Not kidding. Kind of ball up the aluminum foil, pour some Coke onto it, and rub it onto the chromed surface. If I wouldn't have personally done it, I wouldn't have believed it. It got some chrome wheels shining like brand new that even designated chrome cleaners couldn't handle.

    I'm pretty sure I saw it on mythbusters too! So, there ya have it...laugh away!

    edit: i should add...try it in an inconspicuous area first...and of course, I'm not responsible if you screw it up! but seriously, it works.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    hmm, not sure. it's worth a shot. i'm pretty sure the wheels i did it on probably had some surface rust and they came out looking brand new.

    try it and report back.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    do you mean for a rusted surface or with a clean surface. I use turtle wax spray on my bumper and it keeps it extremely shinny. As for rusted, x2 on the foil n coke.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 3:32 AM
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    simichrome works real well. If you're just wiping it down, I had a guy who swore by Poorboys Spray n Wipe. He would purchase it by the case every 6 weeks. He used it on his show vette and said it was the best product on his chrome.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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    If you have any rust, try the coke. If your bumpers are in good shape just hit them with a quality wax, same as your paint.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 4:55 AM
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    Get yourself some rubbing compound. I get some surface rust on my rear bumper after winter cause of the salt. I rub it down with that, then a nice coat of wax. Good as new, like a mirror! DO NOT use it on the grill though.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    plasti dip works well! JK I had too
     
  9. Mar 22, 2011 at 5:29 AM
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    x2. and not that wax as you dry crap... that's nice because it's quick, but the old fashioned wax that you apply with one cloth and wipe off with another (wax on, wax off) is great and lasts a long time.
     
  10. Mar 25, 2011 at 5:20 AM
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    Thanks, everyone. I'll give your suggestions a try. The coke and tinfoil thing blows me away! I wonder who first discovered that?! Luckily I'm rust free so I wont have to use that method!
     
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