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Old 07-10-2006, 08:15 PM
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oxidation on chrome help

hello all,
can anyone tell me how to remove oxidation on chrome and liscence plate frames, they are aluminum and really dull looking. i have tryed rubbing compound chrome polish, paint thinner etc.thanks in advance dirtslingerrc.

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Weanol

Hi my name is Tom. I've come across some situations like that before. If you can come across a truck that sells items for auto detail shops, pick up a can of Weanol. Its expensive but it works better than anything on the market. Its a cream that will take off corrosion off polished aluminum wheels, oxidation from chrome, etc....
I bought a 50oz can of it and it has lasted me 5 years, I paid $85 for it but it works real good. all you do is rub it on like you would rubbing compound until it turns black, then buff it off real good with a 100% cotton cloth and it should come out sparkling clean. Give that a try and good luck.



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Mothers California Gold makes a aluminum cleaner and polish that works really good. A small can of it is about 5 bucks at Auto-Zone. I cleaned and shined up my diamond plate aluminum tool box with it......It was badly oxidized, but now it looks like new again.
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Check on the can to see if it works on chrome plating or clear coating on aluminum wheels because sometimes it won't, but don't get me wrong Mothers is a real good brand name polish but if you can get a hold of some Weanol, you will really see the difference.



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thanks,,tom and henry/// i,ll try the 5.00 stuff and the weanol if i have to 85.00 is high// but all that chrome is a lot more . sounds good thanks RC
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You can always use steel wool and glass cleaner to clean it. Like really fine steel wool that won't sratch.
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You can also buy a lil kit at Lowes that has 3 different kinds of compound, 3 different size wheels and a attachment for a drill. You can polish anything with this kit! Its only about 7 bucks.
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hey,, thanks alot, now i have a lot of possiible solutions there,s nothing like good free advice :
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best advice I can offer is don't use steel wool on your chrome or aluminum. The fine pieces of steel wool will imbed in the metal then you have rust streaks in addition to the oxidation. Get some 0000 or finer brass wool at Menards. Scrub it with mothers andthe wool then do it again with a soft cotton cloth.
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best advice I can offer is don't use steel wool on your chrome or aluminum. The fine pieces of steel wool will imbed in the metal then you have rust streaks in addition to the oxidation. Get some 0000 or finer brass wool at Menards. Scrub it with mothers andthe wool then do it again with a soft cotton cloth.
Right on! A friend of mine did an old lightly rusted motorcycle with triple alt. It looked really great until it spent a lil time outside.
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best advice I can offer is don't use steel wool on your chrome or aluminum. The fine pieces of steel wool will imbed in the metal then you have rust streaks in addition to the oxidation. Get some 0000 or finer brass wool at Menards. Scrub it with mothers andthe wool then do it again with a soft cotton cloth.
I don't do it with aluminum but I have used Brillo/S.O.S pads wet on chrome and it works great for this.
I can't imagine any imbedded steel doing this unless there where places where the chrome was peeling.
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