July 19, 2007Taking my brand new 07' Deluxe for a ride (with a passenger), the inevitable happened,......boot touched the hot pipes. So I got some good chrome polish + elbow grease and removed 99% of the "gunk." Now there are swirl/scratch marks from applying so much friction to the pipes. Is there any product anyone has seen that will either remove, or at least polish out some of the swirl scratch marks on the pipes? A cream/compound/etc? Thanks a million.
July 19, 2007Doubt it. Pipes are nickel plated, then go in for a quick chrome dip. The chrome is extremely thin and easily wears through.
July 19, 2007i dont think Youll be happy, but try neverdull chrome restorer
July 19, 2007For the heck of it, where would I find that "neverdull" product?
July 19, 2007Wal-mart
I have some. Great polish but it won't remove scratches in chrome.
July 19, 2007just for future reference, use abrasives only when all else fails. Very few chemicals, unless they have an extreme ph...acid or basic...will damage the plating. Using something with a solvent base and a lot of elbow grease will eventually get it off. Try thinner, acetone, tar remover, goo-goop or just about anything else you want to try. If that doesn't work, contact Brian and he'll send the girls over to get it off for you.
July 19, 2007Yes try fat oils and see what happens!
July 20, 2007Well, I guess the moral of the story is "dont touch your freakin' boot to the pipes." Thanks for all the info guys.
July 23, 2007I got some stuff at Myrtle Beach a couple years ago thats supposed to take fine scratches out. It's bacically a liquid jewelers rouge. It take a lot a rubbing though.
July 23, 2007nevrdull wont help, i've tried that before. it'll help get a lot of the big stuff, but not the fine swirls. it does keep your brass belt buckles nice and shiney though
March 31, 2011mothers polish works wonder`s but takes alot of elbow grease