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Offline Black_Hawk

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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2021, 10:12:30 am »
Looking much better, job well done  :thumleft:
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2021, 02:58:56 pm »
My hands are fucked, spent 16hrs on one side of a wheel this weekend, super chuffed with the outcome, that disc looks better in the flesh.
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2021, 05:03:58 pm »
Looks fantastic

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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2021, 08:14:04 pm »
My hands are fucked, spent 16hrs on one side of a wheel this weekend, super chuffed with the outcome, that disc looks better in the flesh.
What did you use to get it to this ? (Apart from your hands  ;) )
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2021, 08:27:37 pm »
Will take some pics tomorrow, bought a few sanding bits for my drill to get the oxidation off then flatted down with wet 1500 grit sandpaper, I then polished it with burnishing compound followed by Autosol by hand, there are still a few inconsistencies I need to attend to.
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Offline BuRP

Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2021, 09:04:01 pm »
Blikkies,

you're doing an astonishing lot of elbow grease.... to get things shiny.
But all that sanding and other abrasive means will mean 1 thing: it'll rust the moment it will see rain, you realize that?
Rechrome I reckon....
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2021, 09:15:49 pm »
Thanks Burp, I'll keep that in mind for sure, for the mirrors I used fine steelwool and Alusol, the rims are aluminium so should be okay?
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2021, 02:45:19 pm »
No bikestand, no problem.
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2021, 02:52:07 pm »
Boer maak 'n plan  :thumleft:
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2021, 06:12:01 pm »
The joy of bachelor living.
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2021, 06:38:17 pm »
The joy of bachelor living.

What kind of blue movie's playing on your TV that has bikes in them?
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2021, 08:33:42 pm »
I use this:

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Can you use that on a fuel tank?
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2021, 10:29:47 pm »
I use this:

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Can you use that on a fuel tank?
Plastic or metal tank? It's basically a polishing wool, very fine.

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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2021, 08:20:35 am »
I use this:

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Can you use that on a fuel tank?
Plastic or metal tank? It's basically a polishing wool, very fine.

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Metal.

I have ordered some on eBay. Intend using it all over my build. If possible.
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2021, 03:14:56 pm »
So grace 0000 steel wool and autosol are my new best friends.

Wheels are pitted so will need to be re chromed. Is that expensive?
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2021, 03:16:27 pm »
Are they chrome or polished aluminum?
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2021, 03:20:09 pm »
Are they chrome or polished aluminum?

I think they are chromed. MT50 from back in the heyday of 50s
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2021, 03:24:26 pm »
There are companies that do chrome touch-ups, no experience with it though so don't know how well it blends - some new spray stuff, if it's alu you can buff/sand the pitted sections out and then polish.
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Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2021, 12:28:43 pm »
Making progress, slowly.
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Offline Gwilliams

Re: Chrome Restoration?
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2021, 02:32:31 pm »
Try tin foil works like a dream .  If you can also submerge in coke