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Hey all,

I just bought a '72 280sel--serious project car to say the least. I have almost all NOS chrome trim on the way. However, the chrome on the car needs some major TLC. I was googling around and saw that people use chrome polish/WD40 applied with aluminum foil. Has anybody on here tried it? I did it on a small spot, and it works a treat! I was wondering if there was some reason I shouldn't do this to the rest.

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I've never heard of this but I will def. give it a try on my '65, thanks for the idea. Later.

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This is what I use for everything chrome. More then a three year supply in one can. The foil thing does work.

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I've never heard of this but I will def. give it a try on my '65, thanks for the idea. Later.
It works wonders! I did a bit more--the results are hard to believe. I'll post up a link of the DIY I found.

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Use WD40 or metal polish. I found it best to spray the surface with WD40 then go over it with the polish and foil.
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Thanks much! I'll go see if my auto parts store has some in a bit here!
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If you are talking about removing surface rust on a non-pitted surface, sure, that will work. If you have a pitted surface or something with rust that is deeper, it will look like glossy rust when you are done.

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These metal restorer rubs are easy to find - I've been using Never Dull since I was in basic training - you can find the stuff at any grocery store in the states...
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I've been using Never Dull since I was in basic training - you can find the stuff at any grocery store in the states...
We used Brasso, but this was like 20 years ago.

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