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#1 starkiller

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 02:47 AM

can you and what's the method??

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 02:51 AM

wd-40 and steel wool

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:50 AM

If it's just surface rust, Turtle Wax will remove it, takes some elbow grease but it works. You want the liquid type, not the paste.

If the rust is deep, you won't get it all without removing the Chrome in that area

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 09:50 AM

Are they chrome or stainless steel?

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 10:19 AM

well, they are ones i am going to pull from some old subies in the j/y...

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 11:26 AM

Bon-Ami, "Hasn't scratched yet", then any good polish/wax.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 11:49 AM

Brillo bad with the soap works great or you could go with some sort of Chrome polish.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 11:50 AM

well, they are ones i am going to pull from some old subies in the j/y...

I believe they are stainless steel.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 12:39 PM

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:09 PM

If chrome, DON'T use steel wool/Brillo. One of the cheap-o liquid car waxes worked for me, or (if you can find it) "Chrome Polish" = liquid in a bottle/can...works even better.

After cleaning them up, give them a good coat of wax. It helps repel the snow and mud (and water) a little. I spray the backs with a light coat of WD-40, it helps slow the rust and corrosion some.

Just my 2 bucks

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:23 PM

Boy, don't you guys ever scrub pots and pans? :rolleyes: :D

Scotchbrite has several no-scratch fake steel wool pads that will do the trick and won't scratch the metal much, if at all. You can find them in grocery stores, Home Biggies, Walmart, etc. Doesn't have to be the Scotch brand: just look in the home stuff section for non-scratch pads.

Incidentally, we use them at the shop for taking the final little bit of sealer off aluminum mating surfaces like block halves.

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