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what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:17 am
by hounddog
have my first restore project and I am starting by cleaning all the parts first. I have surface rust on the spoked rims what can I use that wont wreck the chrome to bad

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:38 am
by Johnj
#0000 steel wool

Brasso, although I've heard they changed it in recent years.

Bartender's Friend

Good luck It's not a product, I'm wishing you good luck.

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:49 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Autosol worked for me removing rust off of chrome for many years, I even bought some here in the UK as I forgot to bring mine from Canada.

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:48 pm
by Wrider
Coca Cola

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 3:47 am
by totalmotorcycle
Wrider wrote:Coca Cola
Hmmm, never would have thought of that one.

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:17 am
by slimcolo
Semi-chrome polish
aluminum foil if really rusty

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:21 am
by hounddog
Thanks to all for the info. :kicking: 0000# steel wool worked real good but rust went a little to deep in some spots now I have to find some one to rechrome .Will post some pics soon. also got lucky and found some one who has parts I need on ebay that makes me real happy since I'm finding out its a pain in the A$$ trying to find parts but my son and I are learning alot that makes it worth it

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:42 pm
by fzrbiker
I use autosol or eagle1 never dull, works great and polishes brilliantly.

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:22 am
by JamHam5292
Sounds weird but tomato ketchup and a toothbrush worked well for my exhaust! Just remember to wash it off after. Google it there's a few things you can mix ketchup with to make it even more effective. Good luck

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:15 pm
by Sundog65
Another method is to wash the part and then rub it with a piece of aluminum foil that's been dipped in salt water. Periodically wipe off the residue and dry the part when done. Other solutions can be found on WikiHow.

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:02 am
by brajon
I use Dupont Chrome Cleaner or #0000 steel wool.