: Nothing like polishing chrome to make your day.



My_favorite_Brougham
05-07-09, 02:44 AM
So I'm de-trimming my '71 to paint her, and I thought I should really detail the chrome. Here's the headlight bezels, and boy do they look good.

Before:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x141/Shutterbug668/71Eldo/DSC03238.jpg

After:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x141/Shutterbug668/71Eldo/DSC03239.jpg

Just thought I'd share that. So if you're feeling down, just go polish your chrome!

-Greg

Aron9000
05-07-09, 04:15 AM
Nice! Were those chrome plated, or polished stainless steel? I really need to polish the stainless steel hood spears and door mouldings on my Caddy.

My_favorite_Brougham
05-07-09, 04:20 AM
Yep, they're chrome all the way! :D

69DVC
05-07-09, 12:54 PM
Nice work !

Mine are faded also, have to ask . . . .

were they difficult to remove ?

What kind of polish did you use, was it dirt or tarnish on the bezels ??

Good luck with the painting...

durrk johnson
05-07-09, 01:08 PM
that gives me motivation.. haha... I have great condition chrome on my car... But... Last year my clearcoat started chipping off which makes my car look like he got a severe case of sunburn.

My_favorite_Brougham
05-07-09, 01:27 PM
It was super easy. Only three philips screws, and the bezel just pulls right out. There was a little bit of tarnish and dirt, but Turtlewax chrome polish did the trick!

-Greg

DPGC23
05-07-09, 07:19 PM
that looks clean man.
all you used was Turtle wax??

My_favorite_Brougham
05-07-09, 11:23 PM
I used the regular old stuff I bought from Walmart. It's Turtle Wax brand "Chrome Polish And Rust Remover."

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41AYSNZEJKL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Aron9000
05-08-09, 02:00 AM
^That stuff works, I used it all the time on my old car's chrome rims. That car was 10 years old with 120k miles, rims looked perfect using that product.