This may sound obvious, but have you tried chrome cleaner? That pinkish
stuff sold at most auto parts stores. I use it all the time and with
some elbow grease it does a pretty good job removing all kinds of junk.
After rubbing, it looks pretty good.
>From: Steve Semeraro
>Sent: Monday, July 21, 1997 8:11 PM
>Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Removing Paint From a Bumper
>Some of you know that I got hit from behind in my Alpine a few weeks
>ago. I'm putting a positive spin on the whole thing by using the ordeal
>as an excuse to get everything fixed. Of course, that means I can't go
>first class. One thing that is being postponed is re-chroming the
>bumpers. I found a used replacement for my destroyed rear bumper that
>has some shine left and pretty much matchs the one in front. I figure
>I'll get them both re-chromed next year. For now, though, I need to
>clean up my replacement. The main problem is white paint that was
>apparently oversprayed onto about a quarter of the bumper. Any
>suggestions for removing it without ruining the chrome? How about
>for cleaning and shining generally? Many thanks.
>Series V Sunbeam Alpine
>1968 Marcos GT