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Old 01-18-2011, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: ok heres the start of my second build

Originally Posted by mykustomcruizer View Post
also how does anyone know how to polish chrome with out a brillo pad like what would i use to buff it
Chrome is harder than stainless steel in a stainless steel wire brush.

I have had GREAT luck cleaning rusty chrome bikes and motorcycle parts with those small stainless brushes from local hardware stores.

Amazing how good they work. Kinda hard to scratch chrome with one.

I treat the places like welds, rims and spokes, that don't polish off, with rust inhibitor, then spray chrome(aluminum) paint on Q-tip swabs and touch up the missing chrome.
It's amazing how far you can bring chrome bikes or rims back with these methods.

This one was very rusty when I got it.


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