In a message dated 99-03-03 18:06:09 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< What should I use to clean up pitted and rusty chrome? I know the best is
to have it rechromed, but is there any way to make it a little more
presentable in the meantime? I'm thinking mainly of the chrome gauge
surrounds on my 1500, but the windshield frame could do with some work,
too. Would buffing do any good?
Leigh, Some list members may cringe, and it may be counterproductive in the
long run, but if you plan to rechrome the pieces eventually anyway, try some
0000 steel wool to clean up minor rust and pitting on those chrome surrounds.
Take them off first. If they are not badly pitted, this can make them look
new again, but may do some irrepairable damage as far as i know. I've done it
and been pleased, but I do plan to rechrome someday.