I found some steel wool lying around and used it. It took me about an hour to go over both bumpers, the grille, and most all the chrome trim on the front and back of the car. It all shines now and I'm pretty happy with it. Haven't used any chrome polish yet, just the steel wool. Should I just go ahead and use the polish even though I'm happy with the way it looks now?toomanytoyz said:To get rid of all the crud and oxidation, I always use fine steel wool (#000) and chrome polish. I think the stuff I use is the No.7 or Turle Wax. But any brand will work. Use as much pressure as you need. You're not going to scratch it. (Fine steel wool *dry* works wonders on glass too) And then buff off with clean dry cloth.
Once you get all the crud off you can maintain the finish with plain old windex. It's easy, and it works. And when you have as much chrome and stainless trim as I do, EASY IS GOOD!!!!
After each winter I use the steel wool and chrome polish when there is no longer a threat of salt use. Then I maintain with the windex at each detail session.