Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by orourcs, Oct 7, 2010.
What do you guys recommend to polish chrome on your bike?
I only use windex or pure carnuba wax on my chrome (not on exh.). IMO chrome polishes contain abrasives that eventually dull the finish. There are an awful lot of chrome polish manufacturers that say I'm wrong.
I tend to keep stuff for a long time, so I see the long term effects.
Chrome polish is great on old chrome for rust, etc. but will scratch the finish so I don't use it on new/good chrome. It's hard to beat Pledge but I have used Harley Glaze with good success. It is a sealant, not a wax, and seems to protect the finish longer than any wax or polish.
What Smitty said, dont want to scratch it with abrassive cleaners
I use HD's chrome polish & never dull - both work great w/o scratching.
PLEDGE and then PLEDGE
TurtleWax Bug & Tar remover. Contains a wax, cleans like the dickens, and leave an ultra shine without scratching.
Soap, water and turtle wax. Don't use anything abrasive on chrome.
I always use Mothers chrome polish on my chrome and Mothers Aluminum polish on calipers and other polished aluminum. I have no scratches on any of my stuff.
I totally agree. Mothers Chrome Polish has never scratched any of my chrome as long as used as directed. Harley Glaze works very well also, as long as you wait until parts are cool.
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