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ford-chick 10-17-2010 08:28 PM

Best Chrome Cleaner or Polish?
Just wondering what everyone around here uses for chrome cleaner.. While my truck is being painted, figure it's a good time to polish up the chrome.. :)

JeffB 10-18-2010 10:46 AM

Simichrome,been around forever and is pretty hard to beat.

cyclopsblown34 10-18-2010 11:02 AM

0000 steel wool and then wax the chrome to prevent moisture getting to it. It works like a champ and way quicker than liquid or paste polish.

ford-chick 10-18-2010 11:34 AM

Awesome thanks!

Pontiac_Judas 10-18-2010 12:30 PM

I also use 0000 with Turtle Wax chrome polish as a "lubricant", although I think any creme polish will do. This works well for getting rid of "haze" and minor rust.

After that, buff it up with just the polish.

Made a lot of motorcycle exhausts look great with that combo.


eloc431962 10-18-2010 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by cyclopsblown34
0000 steel wool and then wax the chrome to prevent moisture getting to it. It works like a champ and way quicker than liquid or paste polish.

X2 on this and the turtle wax chrome polish works real well also. And the purple polish from speedway thats some good stuff. :thumbup:


four106. 11-03-2010 08:37 PM

Recomended Polish / Cleaner
A few years back I came across this guy selling his own brand of metal poish out of his truck at a truck stop. He was selling to truckers. I talked to one of the truckers that had a beutiful truck with lots of chrome and he told me that this stuff was the best kept secret for cleaning your chrome and aluminum. I went over and spoke with the guy and he seemed to know everything about metals and chrome so I bought some from him. Over the last few weeks I have started doing detailing of classic cars and bikes so I got ahold of this guy to see where he was selling so I could get some and he has a website now. Just like he says, this stuff goes on easy and comes off easy. Truckers sware by it. I stongly recomend it to you if you want some unreal results, looks just like you buffed it with a wheel buffer.

Take care. J-Rod

rb69 11-04-2010 04:43 AM

Heavy Metal Green polish works great also. I find mine at the truck stops.

I use it on aluminum & it works great with very little effort. Great on chrome also

Hotbo 11-04-2010 05:24 AM

go to metal wax .com best thing ever made.

FRANKBULLITT 11-04-2010 10:38 AM

Heres a formula for the best chrome polish and aluminum.I learned this from a old trucker buddy. He used on his semi truck fleet and I swear his trucks looked like new.What you get is some buffing rouge and mineral spirits.You take a sure form file and grind down the rouge stick into shavings.You then mix in some mineral spirits to form a paste.Heres the key you can change the consitency .This will alow the polish all types of metals.Best part about it is its very cheap. You can even make it very thin and put in spay bottle and touch up your chrome before a show, works fast.

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