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Old 06-03-2009, 08:31 PM
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cleaning chrome bumpers

I just picked up my latest project,a 62 Falcon. It was sitting in an old garage that leaked. The bumpers appear to be stained from what looks like water that dripped on them. Anyone got any ideas on what to use to clean them up?

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Moved this to the proper forum to get you the best answers.



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Steel wool and degreaser will move the stains. Then just wax.
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Steel wool(extra fine) and coca cola
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Steel wool(extra fine) and coca cola
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Actually the "old trick" is Coke and the shiny side of aluminum foil. if you try steel wool use only 0000 & Brasso, Ace Hardware is a good place to find it.
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Water and aluminum foil and they'll shine like NEW....

I swear by this method... it'll remove rust and won't scratch the chrome!

Let us know how it goes!

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Water and aluminum foil and they'll shine like NEW....

I swear by this method... it'll remove rust and won't scratch the chrome!

Let us know how it goes!

-=Fred=-

I've heard this, but why water? Wouldn't it be smarter or more efficient to use a CLR or a cola? Just playing devils advocate here
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why water?
Just look at it as a bumper 'spit shine'
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Why overkill? Water has ALWAYS worked... It's free and plentiful and non messy or abraiding to other surfaces!
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Hi,years ago,i parked my new Corvair under a weeping willow tree...needless to say.i had sap all over,nothing would touch it,my Sarge told me to go buy 2 cokes,i bought them and used them to remove the sap,worked great,needless to say,i stayed away from the tree.
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When I detailed cars for a car dealer (about 100 years ago) I used Zud scouring powder ( what is called kitchen cleanser now) and warm water on a sponge. CLICK HERE
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stains on bumper

Thanks guys for the tips. I tried them all. So far, Brasso rubbed in with 0000 steel wool and then massaged with aluminum foil has reduced the stains somewhat, but they are still there. I'm going to rub it more tomorrow.
Thanks!
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needless to say,i stayed away from the tree.
Should add cola to the stay away list too!!! That stuff is SO bad for you!! You're stomach acidity is already sky high, increasing it disrupts the negative feed back loop. And this is a sugar-cravin teen speakin so you gotta know it's bad!!! A bowl of coke can dissolve a nail in a week. Yikes
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I use this for all of my clients' cars, boats, and any other chrome/polished metal.




It's like 19 bucks, but it lasts for a long time... you don't need much.
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