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It's here!!! Now how do I get rust off of chrome...(6 posts)

It's here!!! Now how do I get rust off of chrome...Djudd
Jun 1, 2002 12:15 PM
The World Voyageur frame is here, the paint is great (love that orange) but the chrome is not so good. Anyone have a suggestion on safely getting it off. This is my first restoration project. This is really exciting.
re: It's here!!! Now how do I get rust off of chrome...Walter
Jun 1, 2002 1:12 PM
There are a few ways but I haven't ever done it myself. The people that put up the Oldroads site sell a resto kit that's designed to clean up chrome.

There's a pot cleaner made by "Choreboy" that is used by restorers to clean up chrome, it's not steel wool like Brillo.

Sorry I can't help you more
re: It's here!!! Now how do I get rust off of chrome...Walter
Jun 1, 2002 7:28 PM
Here's a link.

http://www.oldroads.com/clean_kit.html

Other than the mixture you could find the rest at a grocery store and a paint store (stirrers to take the place of the wheel cleaners).
try thisgtx
Jun 1, 2002 4:12 PM
http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/Webalog/miscellaneous/31015.html
quick-glo is cool....Spirito
Jun 1, 2002 7:40 PM
the best thing about it is that you can get it all over your fingers and not worry at all. just washes off. its best for small spotting and is kinda grainy so its easy to rub in and let it work - best results are with a lot of elbow grease and if its a lot of rust you might need something more abrasive like Simichrome.

but if its quite rusted there isnt a lot you can do and it may need rechroming which means a new paintjob as well. i dont think the voyager is that far gone though.

if none of those are handy ask a harley rider or classic car-head what they use thats available in an autoparts store.
Gracie, all nmDjudd
Jun 2, 2002 12:48 AM