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Offline paulbaker1954

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Getting stuff of chrome
« on: August 27, 2019, 08:17:05 AM »
I have some bad marks on my No 1 exhaust header where my leather key fob was touching and has kind of melted some gunk on to the chrome which has baked itself on well and truly

I have tried a number of solvents but can shift it

I have some pretty aggressive paint stripper I was going to try to see if that softens it but not sure of what effect paint stripper may have on the chrome

Also any other bright ideas
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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2019, 08:32:31 AM »
Wonder wheels does a great job on chrome and is a mild acid, so should remove the crud too.

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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2019, 08:34:43 AM »
Wonder wheels does a great job on chrome and is a mild acid, so should remove the crud too.

May work but this stuff is HARD baked on, I did try cellulose thinners, petrol, paraffin etc but that isnt't touching it
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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 08:55:18 AM »
Scrape most off when the exhaust 
is hot.

Then as it cools. Try the solvent

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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 09:12:33 AM »
Me too.

Ebay key fob was not leather at all.

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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 09:17:07 AM »
Me too.

Ebay key fob was not leather at all.

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I think Faux is the correct term !!! Cut mine off the ring
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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 09:20:44 AM »
Fantastic for cleaning chrome exhausts
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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 09:34:48 AM »
"Faux" is one of the things I said at the time Julie
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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2019, 12:16:02 PM »
Fantastic for cleaning chrome exhausts
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The guys on the CB1300 forum found this is excellent at getting tarnish off stainless exhausts as well.
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Re: Getting stuff of chrome
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 12:50:20 PM »
take a Stanley knife blade and carefully rub the sharp edge with fine wet n dry so that it is still sharp but not scratchy...… gen you can carefully scrape just about anything off any surface.

 

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