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Chrome cleaning

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Silver 2nd Gen, May 21, 2020.

  1. May 21, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    Silver 2nd Gen

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    I was very hesitant to buying the 7yr old truck out of CO that I purchased. I crawled all up under it. It's clean as can be as far as paint and underbody. My question concerns the chrome. All the chrome, bumpers, and trim alike have a stain/residue/rust. Has anyone else experienced this kind 0f chemical issue? If so, what was your resolution? Tried a chrome cleaner polish/cleaner with a 0000 steel wool. Not abrasive enough? Thoughts?
     
  2. May 21, 2020 at 8:22 PM
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    TNTundra16

    TNTundra16 YOU BIG DUMMY!

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    When I bought my old 2nd gen Dodge Ram it had been sitting outside for 3 years without being moved or washed. I tried an SOS pad and it cleaned up the chrome bumpers and wheels up perfectly
     
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  3. May 23, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    CTB Mike

    CTB Mike It's RED? My rods and cones must be screwed up!

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    I have been using Simichrome polish on my motorcycles for the past 50 years (did I really say 50 years?!?!?). Anyway, I love this stuff, it works on chrome, aluminum, just about anything.
     
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  4. May 23, 2020 at 3:14 PM
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    YardBird

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  5. May 23, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    CTB Mike

    CTB Mike It's RED? My rods and cones must be screwed up!

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  6. May 23, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    JohnLakeman

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    Don't use 0000 steel wool with anything to polish chrome. It's great for flattening the finish on wood for a final coat simply because it's a finer abrasive than almost any sand paper. The clear bright shine of chrome plating will never come back using steel wool. Apply Simichrome, Flitz, or similar metal polish using a sewn cloth buffing wheel in a power tool.
     
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  7. May 23, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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