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Old September 14th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Best Chrome Polish I've Ever Used

I have a few light scratch marks on my chrome on the door trim near the windows that were bugging me. And to top it off, in trying to get the scratches out, I made things worse by the swirls from the chrome polish I was using. So in my usual quest for perfection, I did some leg work to find the best chrome polish possible.

A paint and body shop recommended Mother's "Mag and Aluminum Polish" - which isn't advertised as a chrome polish at all, but the directions say it polishes all metals. And what a polish it turned out to be! This stuff (used sparringly) works like a champ, removing all the scratches and swirls and with not too much effort. It almost has the consistency of jeweler's rouge, very fine.

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I have a few light scratch marks on my chrome on the door trim near the windows that were bugging me. And to top it off, in trying to get the scratches out, I made things worse by the swirls from the chrome polish I was using. So in my usual quest for perfection, I did some leg work to find the best chrome polish possible.

A paint and body shop recommended Mother's "Mag and Aluminum Polish" - which isn't advertised as a chrome polish at all, but the directions say it polishes all metals. And what a polish it turned out to be! This stuff (used sparringly) works like a champ, removing all the scratches and swirls and with not too much effort. It almost has the consistency of jeweler's rouge, very fine.
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I have not tried that polish, I will have to check it out. I have been using Busch's chrome polish which works very well.
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I use 'Flitz' ...seems to well for me...
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I have some of that at home - great on aluminum and for the first stage of restoring clear hard plastic.
On my jar, the directions said NOT for use on chrome... Hmm... I need to find a scrap piece and try it! I need to do my wheel trim rings also.
I used Brasso on my center caps and it worked well, despite being as old as the car... The fumes are a bonus...
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Mother's is good, as are Blue Magic, Flitz and Wenol. Nevr-Dull wadding polish is good but can take quite a bit of effort on hard-surface metals like chrome.

Lately I've been using a polish called NOXON 7 and like it a lot. Seems to work especially good on brass and aluminum; an antique shop I do a lot of business with recommended it.
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Nothing beats Autosol, especially on chrome and stainless.
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On my jar, the directions said NOT for use on chrome... Hmm... I need to find a scrap piece and try it! I need to do my wheel trim rings also.
I used Brasso on my center caps and it worked well, despite being as old as the car... The fumes are a bonus...
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You are right, I checked the labels again and on the back label it says "Not recommended for gold plating, chrome, anodized, painted or coated metals". However, on the front label it states "Perfect for all metals". Odd that the manufacturer would contradict itself on their product. But I will say that I tried it on a problem chrome area, per the paint & body professional's advise, and it worked great. I used it sparingly though and rubbed the area gently and only until the spot on the rag turned black, then polished with microfiber (per instructions). Also per the instructions it states " NOTE: If black residue does not appear, STOP, it is not a polishable metal".

I still recommend the product on chrome and will continue to use it, but only you can be the judge.

Thanks for your replies and the other chrome polish recommendations.

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