Chrome and metal care

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Irish Hog, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Irish Hog

    Irish Hog Junior Member

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    I am starting to get some rusting on my chrome and bolts. I noticed on my exhaust pipes it was a little like sandpaper. I buffed it out, it took a little elbow grease, but it buffed out nice. I am curious to know what others do to prevent or clean your metal. I also got a little chrome polish on my black engine fins, anything to clean that??. What is a good cleaner or polish to clean chrome and aluminum?..
     
  2. M' one.

    M' one. Active Member

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    Theres a product called S100 Engine Brightener, it will clean up the black fins. I use a product called Autosol to clean chrome and aluminum it works well though not sure if you can get it Stateside.
     
  3. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    check out the self help section here. I thought I heard of someone using Pledge?????? :D
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    PLEDGE!

    Use it on everything but the tires, belt and leather.:D
     
  5. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    oh yea -- that's where I heard it before !!!! lol !!
     
  6. M' one.

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    Pledge on the engine fins! Is it heat stable?
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Well, maybe not on the engine proper because of the texture of the surface.:58:

    It still wouldn't hurt it thou!
     
  8. Irish Hog

    Irish Hog Junior Member

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    Yeah I know you love your pledge Glide, but I am looking for something to really clean up the chrome. There is some pitting and other spots gathering up on the front rim. Do youthink that Pledge will get this stuff out??
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Nope, once it's pitted it has to be re chromed. Nothing will take it out.
     
  10. Irish Hog

    Irish Hog Junior Member

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    I have seen this, have you used the S100 Engine Brightener??. I use S100 when I wash the bike, just on the bike, not the paint, but I think with the engine bright you spray it on and leave it on without rinsing right???..