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11/26/10 6:58pm - Original Message: 'Chrome buffing'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

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I want to start putting parts back on my 72 but before I do this I would like to clean up the front light chrome trim. What products do you use to clean chrome and does anyone use a buffing wheel and a compound. The front parking light assemblies are the only things I havent bought new and at around $1300 for the pair I think they will just clean up fine!! Thanks in advance.
Rodney


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11/26/10 8:46pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Simichrome Polish 50gm TubeThis or     Metal Polish 100gm Tube AutosolEastwood has a 50% off Black Friday special right now. I'd get some soft buffing cones for a drill or even a foam ball. I'd be real easy on that old chrome. Any pits may break open like a big ole zit!
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11/26/10 9:20pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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the good thing is there are no pits in these parts! I used to use the semi chrome but I havent seen that in years. wonder if auto zone or advanced auto would have that. I will be using a buffing wheel on my wire wheel stand. 
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11/27/10 8:06am - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Cramerton, NC - USA

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I have used a variety of polishes but simichrome is a good one.  Try a local Harley shop, they should have it.

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11/27/10 11:32am - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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I'm sure they will have Mothers or Mequires. I just lke the thicker stuff, it tends to stay in place better.

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11/27/10 12:06pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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What do yo use for your Chrome Wheels, Ebo???
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11/27/10 3:12pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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Rodney is the front light parts you want to clean aluminum? There are some really good spray style cleaners out there that work very good..I am sure Laugermans would have some good chrome cleaner also..I will call a fatboy and ask him what he uses on chrome.
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11/27/10 3:32pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Ok the fatboy says he used Ace it..aceitpolish.com ..he let me use that stuff on my bumpers when I first got it..he is all about chrome everything..I haven't put anything on the chrome since then and they still repel fingerprints..really nest stuff..it took out the exhaust spots on the rear ones in one try..they have it at the biker show here but I am not sure if Laugermans would carry it or not..if you get any online let me know since I need a bottle also..could get 2 cheaper than 1..and you won't use all that much..fatboy has had the same bottle since last years biker show..he said he has only used it twice..hasn't needed another coat..
Rich

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11/27/10 4:29pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Rich, We will give it a try. I just ordered 2, 6oz bottles. I'll let you know when it gets here. It was only 27 for 2 bottles. It says its not a wax or silicone which is a good thing. Also can be used on other things as well. Thanks for the tip.
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11/27/10 4:36pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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hmmm wonder if it removes Red Sharpy marks from fiberglass.....LOL
 
Dan actually on the factory alum vette wheels I used Wenko polish on a Foose powerball to remove all the clearcoat.
I use Zaino on them and on the Dale Jr. chrome rims on the Burb.
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11/27/10 4:45pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Ebo, I hope not, if it does we wont know where all the problem areas are! Oh yea thats right, the whole body was a problem area!! Dont forget my offer still stands to help you mark yours if you ever need it. I always have a sharpie on me!

Rodney


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12/1/10 12:34am - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Rich, the "Ace it" arrived today. Give me a shout when you want the 2nd bottle. We are away this weekend but home next weekend or any night.
Rodney  

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12/1/10 4:19am - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Ok sounds great..might get Jim to stop out and nab it..15$ with shipping or how much?
Rich

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12/1/10 7:32pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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The semi chrome polish is available at most custom motorcycle shops and a lot of Harley shops. I bought a tube last weekend. I swear by this stuff. I use it to clean up old motorcycle rims and it is like magic. Check out your closest Harley shop.
 
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12/1/10 8:03pm - Reply: 'Chrome buffing'
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Hey Scott I know you didn't notice but we live in York pa..the home of Harley..that's how I found that stuff..Ace it works real good on the chrome..
Rich

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