burnt-on chrome polish...help!

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by javin22, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. javin22

    javin22 New Member

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    I know not to try and polish hot chrome, but I accidentally dropped a rag with Mother's chrome polish directly onto the hot pipes. I now have a brownish spot on the pipes, that has ridges in it. I tried to let the bike cool down and use the mother's on it again, but it is not doing a very effective job (It has helped a little). Can I buff it out with something, or am I screwed? Is there anything else I could be using?
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    a slightly damp rag of lacquer thinner might work.
     
  3. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    If the Lacquer thiner on a rag doesn't work you might try some Road Rub. Road Rub It might take a little elbow grease but it pretty good stuff. should be availlable at you local dealer. You could also try some Semi Chrome polish. Cool Tools: Simichrome Metal Polish also should be availlable at your local dealer. Hope this helps.

    Be safe
     
  4. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    Easy Off oven cleaner...for cold ovens....I had a Wal Mart plastic bag wrap around my muffler...that was the only thing that got it looking new..I thought I was gonna have to replace the muffler....BTW my wife told me and even went and got the oven cleaner...lol Go figure...Women are just so smart...Good Luck.:D
     
  5. 08FLHX

    08FLHX Member

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    Easy off oven cleaner.

    Is the greatest thing for getting bugs and junk off of there. Make sure you let it sit for about 5 minutes, then wash it with soapy water and apologize. Tell her that you love her, and everything will be okay!

    08FLHX
     
  6. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Brake parts cleaner. Don't get it on your paint! Spray on rag, place rag on spot when pipes are cold, drink a beer, spray rag again a couple more times while drinking beer, rub spot until gone...
     
  7. Tigg

    Tigg Junior Member

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    +1 used road rub before and it works great.
     
  8. mrs2cool

    mrs2cool Active Member

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    "Brake parts cleaner. Don't get it on your paint! Spray on rag, place rag on spot when pipes are cold, drink a beer, spray rag again a couple more times while drinking beer, rub spot until gone..."
    Drinking beer makes everything better - or does it just seem that way?
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Don't make it better but if you have enough of them you can't remember what the problem was and you don't care either.:D
     
  10. javin22

    javin22 New Member

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    Well I wanted to thank you all for the advice. I used a combination of a couple suggestions. First, I used easy off and let it sit for a few hours. Then I used 000 steel wool (and a lot of elbow grease and then I finished it off with Mother's chrome polish. I must say, it is slightly dull in the area I was working, but if you're not looking for it...you'd never know! Thanks for all the help. Ride safe.