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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:56 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:16 pm
Posts: 44
Location: Perthshire
I am looking for some advice on getting some pretty corroded bmx cranks and seat posts back to new.

I got an online price of £100 for the cank alone!!!!! Too much for my budget.

I am working through some bmx and road bikes to restore and want some advice on getting chromed parts back to new and having other bits re-annodised etc...

Autosol works a treat but some parts are needing a little more elbow grease.

I have visions of showcasing my bmx and road bikes but need to start somewhere.

And advice?

I am based in Scotland.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:56 pm 
Retro Guru
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Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:04 pm
Posts: 660
Location: cornwall
Steel wool.
Rub as hard as you like, it won't damage the plating.


Improves really grotty plate


Then a good coat or two of car body wax, (preferably resin based rather than the chalky cheap toot) to prevent the pitting from getting worse.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:12 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:46 pm
Posts: 304
Check out this thread and the link to Radbmx


PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:24 pm
Posts: 1049
Location: West Sussex / Surrey (UK)
please don't use coke and tin foil - leave it to the drug takers

Peek and elbow grease - then a goddards silver cloth

the less lines from scratching you leave the better the chrome will look

think we will have to start a Polishing thread of do's and don't

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