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Online jhg1958

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New Chrome
« on: 30.01. 2023 12:29 »
I am just putting a shinny new exhaust on my A10. I am not sure what to put on them to keep the chrome gleaming. I know the down pipes will turn any polish to tar but the silencers should not be too hot.

Looking on the web I see WD 40 do a polish for motorcycle chrome and I use autosol to clean chrome but no polish.

What do other people use?

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Re: New Chrome
« Reply #1 on: 30.01. 2023 12:32 »
I have never used polish on the exhausts of my bike since I fitted them 10 years ago. I do not go out if there is salt on the road. For the other areas of chrome, they just get the same polish as the paintwork; I'm currently using MER. The wheel rims and spokes are Stainless.

PS. The blueing on the headers happened during the first hot run. I think the rings were a bit too tight.
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Re: New Chrome
« Reply #2 on: 30.01. 2023 19:02 »
I find Autosol far to abrasive for chrome, great for Alloy, car polish should be OK, personally I use Demon Tweeks spray on shine after most rides
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