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Llaw1969
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PostSubject: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:08 pm

Here's a tip for easy chrome cleaning for lazy swine like me. Whist using a "silver plate cloth" or "para plata" to buff up some old jewellry, methinx " I'll try this on the bike ". WOW!!! Bobby dazzlers! It only cost about £2.50 from my local hardware shop & it's everlasting! Cant do any harm to the chrome bcos it's recommended for silver plate by jewellers. Just thought i would share this with you good peoples, see wot you think. Cheers.
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smart
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PostSubject: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!    Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:10 pm

Sounds good will have to give it a go
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:50 pm

Hmmm interesting, makes sense
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fat intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:08 pm

great idear might try this on me down pipes and back box
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:13 pm

Sounds a good idea!
Sorry guys I've no idea what a silver plate cloth is can someone post a link or a picture please.
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:20 pm

i'm same as sim pic would be good but £2.50 i'm up for trying it so do i have to find a hardware shop that sells them or will a jewlers sell um?
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:31 pm

Is it this LINK
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:34 pm

not sure but looks like the sort of thing
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:39 pm

Cheers Dave I'll invest in one of those.
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:46 pm

Yeah I think I will too.
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:53 pm

Same... rust removal with pepsi + this to finish off should make a great combo :]
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:11 pm

Not a single problem for me so far...none of the cleaned parts of the bike had rust reappear.
It's not like you dip it and leave for a week... you wipe off within a minute.

It would be interesting to know though what is the "proper way" in your opinion as for me so far nothing else worked so well.
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:52 pm

Prolonged exposure to pepsi will be a killer, but like I said, I use it, wipe it clean and apply WD40..all within a minute or so...the exposure is minimal so none of my parts will dissolve spontaneously  

Cheers, I'll experiment with Brasso too. I'll do a comparison panel of some sorts to learn from it. Should be interesting.
I've seen it's a gel of some sorts, that appeals to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Wow! Gleaming chrome or wot!   Wed May 01, 2013 4:49 pm

Wadding polish will do the same thing too.
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