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Old 08-14-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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I got a 1961 Mercedes 220 as a new project. I was trying to restore the chrome and I've tried different methods like steel wool, eagle one never dull, and turtle wax chrome polish. All of these made the chrome shine but did not remove any of the deeper spots in the chrome. Attached are pictures that show what I am talking about.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:15 AM   #2
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:14 AM   #3
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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Pitting like that can not be removed with a polish...

Steel wool (000 wool) will help with the lighter pitting... I would also step up to P21s Polishing Soap. Inexpensive and works magic!

Some of the items in the pics need to be replated. As you can see that the plating has worn through.

Hope this helps.

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:15 PM   #5
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:16 PM   #6
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Pitting like that can not be removed with a polish...

Steel wool (000 wool) will help with the lighter pitting... I would also step up to P21s Polishing Soap. Inexpensive and works magic!

Some of the items in the pics need to be replated. As you can see that the plating has worn through.

Hope this helps.

Bryan
yea i tried steel wool and it did help remove rust and some of the spotting but i will try the p21s polish. thanks for the advice
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:17 PM   #7
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:30 AM   #8
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Mothers or maguires chrome polish with that fine steel wool will really bring out the luster of the chrome
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:50 AM   #9
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Flitz metal/chrome restorer + steelwool FTW!
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:33 PM   #10
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I've used a metal polish called "Simichrome". It's imported from Germany and you can find it at Marbeck's.

I found out about it from a friend who works at the local Harley plant. They use it to polish chrome on the bikes.

It's pretty magical stuff. Every person I've let borrow it immediately goes out and buys their own tube.
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