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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:54 pm 
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Tin foil and water or Coke (if you don't mind the sticky mess) is brilliant for converting rust but won't clean or polish or protect chrome.
It's the first thing I grab when I am restoring chrome, but after that I finish off with MAAS, then it's an occasional polish with MAAS once or twice a year, but there's never any need to go back to the tin foil after that unless I've neglected my maintenance.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:08 am 
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Chrome or chromium is a soft metal that is used to coat metal to a beautiful shiny finish. Because it is soft, it will respond well to polishing. The downside to this softness is that brake dust can easily penetrate and damage chrome wheels in no time. Regular cleaning is needed to keep this from happening.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:12 pm 
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Have used plenty of Autosol and plenty of tin foil/water on chrome rims. Brings them up beautifully, never any noticeable effect on braking. Don't know whether Autosol contains any sort of wax or grease, but you could finish the braking surface off with white spirit or similar if concerned. Personally though, never had an issue.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:23 pm 
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nothing soft about chromium plating 60HRC


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Chrome is a very soft metal. It’s used to coat other metals because of its beautiful finish. But you’ll never see anything made entirely of chromium because it just wouldn’t hold up well. However, because chrome is relatively soft, it responds very well to polishing. Your elbow grease will be rewarded with incredibly shiny, reflective chrome wheels (or exhaust tips, trim, and any other chrome surface).
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