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Chrome ?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by BLOCKADE, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Jun 5, 2008 at 8:42 AM
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    BLOCKADE

    BLOCKADE [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was curious if anyone could tell me how to treat the chrome on the grille. I know the back bumper is actually chrome and should be treated with a chrome polish when necessarily, but as for the front, I wasn't sure if it was chrome colored paint that needed wax and should be treated like paint, or if it was chrome and should be treated as such.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2008 at 9:34 AM
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    missileman125fw

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    I just wash mine with regular car wash and I dry with that Armor-all Wax and Dry. My chrome grill comes up nice and shiney like that!
     
  3. Jun 5, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    for my grille, i always use carwash soap, then when its dry, i'll use some meguiars/mothers polish and wax if needed. the bumper, i usually use the same thing.........and its still smooth and shiny.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    BLOCKADE

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    Thanks, I figured that the grille is just painted, but wanted to make sure. I don't usually wax chrome. My experiance with my '69 Camaro is that it makes the chrome hazy after a while, where polish won't. You can just buff the wax to clear it up, but its easier to just use the chrome stuff.
     
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